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Jeffrey L. Cox

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC
3010 N Military Trail, Suite 210
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 561-989-9080
Fax: 561-989-9020
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009, 2011 - 2012
Licensed in Florida Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: White Collar, Securities Litigation, Business Litigation
Attorney Profile
Mr. Cox concentrates on White-Collar Criminal Defense, Securities Regulation and Enforcement, Securities Arbitration, Receivership Litigation, and Complex Commercial Litigation. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Cox served as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) for the Southern District of Florida. As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Cox was assigned to both the Major Crimes and Economic Crimes sections of the United States Attorney's Office in Miami. While in the Economic Crimes Section, Mr. Cox was responsible for leading complex investigations and prosecutions involving white-collar criminal offenses such as securities fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, and mail, wire, and bank fraud. Similarly, while in the Major Crimes Section, Mr. Cox conducted investigations and prosecuted cases involving, among other things, drugs, firearms, identity theft, assault, immigration violations, and counterfeit currency.  As an AUSA, Mr. Cox was responsible for investigating, indicting, and litigating cases; prosecuting numerous jury trials, hearings, and sentencings; practicing before grand juries; advising federal law enforcement agencies; negotiating and consummating plea agreements; drafting indictments, subpoenas, search warrants, appellate and post-conviction briefs, memoranda, and motions. He was also the co-lead counsel in the investigation and prosecution of FEMA fraud cases resulting from Hurricane Frances.From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Cox was a Senior Counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") Office of Enforcement in Miami. While employed by the SEC, Mr. Cox was selected to represent the SEC as a Special Assistant United States Attorney ("SAUSA"). As a SAUSA, Mr. Cox was assigned full-time to the Economic Crimes Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami to prosecute violations of the federal securities laws.During his tenure as an SEC Senior Counsel, Mr. Cox investigated and litigated civil enforcement cases and administrative proceedings involving violations of the federal securities laws including, market manipulation, insider trading, and corporate and offering fraud. His practice entailed managing numerous complex financial cases; deposing witnesses; drafting subpoenas, pleadings, and motions; negotiating settlements.

About Jeffrey L. Cox

First Admitted: 1999, Florida

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Rotary Club of Ft. Lauderdale / Cypress Creek, Board of Directors Member, Service Committe Chair


  • Awarded Certificate from FBI Director Robert Mueller for outstanding prosecutive skills and assistance for an undercover mutual fund operation named "Bermuda Short" in 2004. Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General for critical support during the successful investigation and prosecution of FEMA fraud cases in 2005. Received award from the United States Postal Inspection Service recognizing professionalism and dedication during investigations in 2004. Received the SEC Chairman's Award for Excellence in 2002 from former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt. During law school, served as the Editor in Chief of the Nova Law Review and received the West Group Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award, and the Book Award in Trial Advocacy.
  • AV Preeminent® - AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence., Martindale-Hubbell®

Educational Background

  • Furman University, B.A., 1995

Industry Groups

  • Arbitration
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Securities
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Office Location for Jeffrey L. Cox

3010 N Military Trail
Suite 210
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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