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Jeffrey L. Cox Esq.

Jeffrey L. Cox Esq.

Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law, Securities Law...
  • Florida
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Mr. Cox is an AV Preeminent rated attorney who concentrates in the areas of receivership litigation, white collar investigations and proceedings, securities and other financial services regulation and enforcement, complex civil litigation, securities arbitration, and whistleblower claims.

Before becoming a founding partner of Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC, Mr. Cox served as a federal prosecutor (Assistant United States Attorney), a Senior Counsel for the SEC's Division of Enforcement, and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the SEC responsible for prosecuting SEC cases. As a federal prosecutor, 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, among others. While at the SEC, Mr. Cox investigated and litigated civil enforcement and administrative proceedings involving violations of the federal securities laws, including insider trading, corporate and offering fraud, and market manipulation.

With trial experience in both civil and criminal matters, Mr. Cox has represented individuals and entities nationwide in investigations and/or proceedings involving the DOJ, SEC, FINRA, CFTC, FTC, Congressional subcommittees, and various states. Mr. Cox has also has been involved in numerous receivership actions and currently serves as the lead counsel to a Court-appointed Receiver in connection with an $80 Ponzi scheme. He represents investors and professionals in complex civil actions. Since entering private practice, he has been recognized by his peers with an AV Preeminent® rating through Martindale-Hubbell, in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, in South Florida Legal Guide, and as a Florida Super Lawyer.

Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Honors: with honors (Cum Laude) ; West Group Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award, and the Book Award in Trial Advocacy.
Activities: Editor in Chief of the Nova Law Review
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Furman University
B.A. | Political Science
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Professional Experience
Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC
- Current
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney's Office
Senior Counsel
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
AV Preeminent
Florida Super Lawyer
Super Lawyer
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; Rising Star 2009, 2011, 2012
Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite
Florida Legal Elite
2010, 2011
Top Attorneys
South Florida Legal Guide
2010, 2011
Certificate for Outstanding Prosecutive Skills and Assistance
FBI Director Robert Mueller
Undercover mutual fund operation named “Bermuda Short”, 2005
Certificate of Appreciation
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General
Critical support during the successful investigation and prosecution of FEMA fraud cases, 2005
Award Recognizing Professionalism and Dedication During Investigations
United States Postal Inspection Service
SEC Chairman's Award for Excellence
(Former) SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt
Professional Associations
Florida Bar Association
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Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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11th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
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United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
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  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Securities Law
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • White Collar Crime
  • English
Websites & Blogs
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Contact & Map
Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC
3010 N Military Trl
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Telephone: (561) 989-9080
Fax: (561) 989-9020