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Pierce T. Cox

Associate

Education

University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2015

University of Oklahoma, B.A., 2007

Honors

Texas Bar Foundation – Fellow

Order of Barristers

Houston Journal of International Law, Board 38, Articles Editor

Bar Admissions

Texas

Court Admissions

United States District Court Southern District of Texas

United States District Court Eastern District of Texas

United States District Court Northern District of Texas

United States District Court Western District of Texas

Profile

Pierce Cox is a litigator experienced in regulatory compliance, fraud investigation, and electronic discovery. Pierce has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and advises clients regarding compliance with data privacy laws, preparing for and reducing exposure to data privacy threats, and mitigating potential losses from data breaches or misuse of information assets.

Prior to attending law school, Pierce was an Internet enforcement investigator for the Consumer Protection Division of the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Pierce developed cases under Texas statutes governing privacy and data protection, identity theft, and spam email while working to raise constituent awareness on information privacy issues. Pierce also helped to establish the Texas AG’s dedicated electronic discovery team as an eDiscovery Technician.

Pierce’s clients benefit from his strong advocacy skills. In law school, Pierce won national and regional awards for his writing and speaking skills while competing as a member of the University of Houston Law Center Moot Court Team. Pierce led The Advocates at UHLC as Executive Chair, and served as an Articles Editor on Board 38 of the Houston Journal of International Law. His international energy comment is published in Volume 37 of the Journal. Pierce is a member of the Order of Barristers and an Eagle Scout.

Significant Cases

  • Obtained dismissal of Mexican law firm client from state court lawsuit filed in Harris County, Texas seeking damages of over $1 million through Special Appearance arguing lack of personal jurisdiction.
  • Drafted insureds’ summary judgment briefing in highly contested insurance coverage action regarding insurer’s duty to defend former C-level executives in ongoing underlying litigation pursuant to D&O policy which resulted in insurer agreeing to accept defense and pay incurred costs before decision was rendered.
  • Secured summary judgment for employer client on alleged breach of severance agreement.
  • Drafted Rule 91a briefing in complex lawsuit against attorney client which resulted in nonsuit.
  • Successfully argued for dismissal of insurance agency client improperly joined to federal court lawsuit asserting first-party claims against insurance carrier.
  • Obtained take-nothing summary judgment for insurer client in first-party action alleging bad-faith failure to pay under comprehensive auto policy.

Seminars & Presentations

  • CYA 2020 – Contracts and Insurance to Cover Your Assets, presented at 2020 Chamberlain Hrdlicka Annual Tax and Business Planning Seminar
  • #gumshoe: An Introduction to Gathering Evidence on the Web, presented at Spring 2011 National Association of Attorneys General conference, Cybersecurity: What State Prosecutors Need to Know

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

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Seminars & Presentations

CYA 2020 – Contracts and Insurance to Cover Your Assets, presented at 2020 Chamberlain Hrdlicka Annual Tax and Business Planning Seminar

#gumshoe: An Introduction to Gathering Evidence on the Web, presented at Cybersecurity: What State Prosecutors Need to Know hosted by National Association of Attorneys General, Spring 2011

Publications