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Fox, Matthew

Matthew Fox

Of Counsel

matthewfox@quinnemanuel.com
Direct Tel: +1 212-849-7285
New York
Tel: +1 212 849 7000 Fax: +1 212 849 7100

Matthew Fox is of counsel in Quinn Emanuel’s New York office.  Matthew is an experienced civil litigator who has taken a variety of bet-the-company disputes from inception through trial.  While Matthew routinely litigates all manner of complex commercial disputes, his practice focuses on M&A litigation and shareholder disputes—business divorces, hostile takeovers, corporate governance actions, and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

Matthew also has deep experience in issues involving valuation, financial markets, derivatives, and intellectual property.  His practice also includes significant antitrust work on both sides of the “v.”  Matthew’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, officers and directors, private equity firms, hedge funds, activist investors, and high-net-worth individuals.  Matthew has represented, for example:

  • Advent International in “busted deal” litigation concerning its acquisition of Forescout Technologies, resulting in a multi-hundred million dollar discount
  • Elon Musk in “busted deal” litigation concerning his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter
  • Express Scripts in obtaining summary judgment dismissal of a $15 billion contract claim brought by its former client, Anthem
  • Elliott Management in several confidential disputes and control contests
  • The Home Depot in its antitrust lawsuit against Visa and Mastercard concerning inflated debit and credit card fees
  • IQVIA, Inc. in trade secrets and antitrust litigation against Veeva Systems
  • KKR & Co. and affiliated directors in defense of breach of fiduciary duty claims relating to the 2018 sale of FanDuel
  • Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration) in litigation involving the valuation of derivatives against counterparty AG Financial
  • Life Storage, Inc. in its successful defense of a hostile takeover bid by rival Public Storage, resulting in a friendly $12.7 billion merger with Extra Space Storage
  • Mercuria Energy Group in connection with litigation concerning the impact of Winter Storm Uri on ISDA energy contracts
  • Official Creditors’ Committee of Lehman Brothers Holding Inc. in its multibillion dollar lawsuit against Citibank concerning the valuation of a portfolio of derivatives. The parties reached a $1.74 billion settlement following a six-week trial.
  • Ripple Labs in defeating a $175 million redemption demand made by Tetragon Financial
  • Warlock Partners in litigation against The Arena Group concerning Arena’s restricting of Warlock’s common and preferred shareholdings
  • X Corp in various employment matters
  • New York University School of Law
    (J.D., cum laude, 2014)
    • Robert McKay Scholar
    • Dean’s Award Recipient
  • Washington University in St. Louis
    (B.A., college honors, Political Science, 2011)
    • Dean's List

The State Bar of New York

  • Named to Lawdragon 500, “Next Generation,” for M&A Litigation and Shareholder Disputes, 2024
  • Pro Bono Publico Award, 2023
  • Legal Aid Society, 2023