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Edward F. Fox


Edward F. Fox


Practice Groups

Commercial Litigation

Industry Groups

Health Care, Technology


Mr. Fox has more than 35 years of trial experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation with a focus in unfair competition matters involving non-compete violations and misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets.

An experienced litigator, Mr. Fox has successfully represented clients in more than 30 jurisdictions in the United States and European Union. As a Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Civil Trial Senior Specialist, he has represented clients in all state and federal trial and appellate courts in Minnesota.

Mr. Fox serves as the firm’s Chief Executive Office. He is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and a Master of the Warren E. Burger Inn of Court.

Education & Admissions


  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1979
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1976

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Minnesota


  • Minnesota State Bar Association Board Certified Senior Civil Trial Law Specialist (since 1991)

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Warren E. Burger Inn of Court, Master
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

Bar Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association 
  • Ramsey County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute

Civic Involvement

  • Public Art St. Paul, Board of Directors, former Chair
  • Holy Cross Club of Minnesota, President


Honors & Awards

  • Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2012
  • Top Business Litigator, Chambers and Partners International
  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2007-present
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers, 1999-2000, 2004-2006, 2008-present
  • Law & Leading American Attorneys