Stephen Cox

Stephen Cox

Deputy Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

Stephen J. Cox serves as Deputy Associate Attorney General at the Department of Justice, where he manages a broad range of law enforcement, civil justice, grant-making, and regulatory issues.  He handles commercial litigation, including False Claims Act enforcement, and he serves as executive director of the Department’s regulatory reform task force.

Prior to joining the Department, Stephen had a diverse legal career in public service and the private sector.  Mr. Cox served as corporate counsel for Apache Corporation, where his practice focused on technology, ethics and compliance, and commercial transactions.  He was previously a senior associate at WilmerHale in Washington, DC.  From 2010 to 2012, Stephen served as adjutant on the William H. Webster Commission on the FBI, Counterterrorism Intelligence, and the Events of Fort Hood, and during the Bush Administration, he served as a senior aide to the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

Stephen also served as a law clerk to Judge J.L. Edmondson on the Eleventh Circuit.  He graduated from the University of Houston Law Center, and he earned his B.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.