Molly Bruder Fox focuses on a wide range of complex commercial cross border disputes, judgment enforcement matters, and recognition of arbitral awards, including many involving foreign sovereigns. Molly regularly advises major international corporations and law firms in business disputes including breach of contract, bankruptcy, and professional liability. She is experienced with all stages of litigation, including fact and expert discovery, taking and defending depositions, pre-trial briefing, trial work, and post-trial briefing. For the past three years, Super Lawyers named her a "Rising Star" in the Business Litigation category.
Molly also concentrates on representing companies before arbitration tribunals, including the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), American Arbitration Association (AAA), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). She has arbitrated disputes in a variety of areas, including the financial, telecommunications, and oil and gas industries.
Molly also advises clients regarding strategies for taking advantage of available legal protections when conducting business with foreign sovereigns and their agencies. She has experience obtaining provisional remedies in aid of arbitration and in the course of post-judgment enforcement, as well as seeking judicial recognition and enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards in courts in the US and around the world.
She is active in pro bono matters, specifically gender discrimination and housing discrimination claims, and also serves on Steptoe’s Professional Training Committee, actively leading litigation skills trainings.
- District of Columbia
- US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
- US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- US Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
- US District Court, District of Columbia
- US District Court, District of Maryland
- Hon. Roger L. Wollman, US Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2009-2010
- J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 2009, summa cum laude; Order of the Coif, Associate Symposium Editor, American University Law Review
- B.A., Carleton College, 2003, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Political Science
Areas of Practice
Assisted in the representation of US Airways, Inc. in its efforts to recover corporate cash funds that its brokers Lehman Brothers, Inc. (LBI) and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. invested in Auction Rate Securities (ARS), products that were unsuitable for US Airways’ investment goals and risk profile. Steptoe’s team earned US Airways FINRA awards of $15 million and $30 million, one of the largest ARS awards for damages to date.
Defended attorney before arbitral panel regarding fee dispute.
Assisted in the representation of significant international law firm in alleged legal malpractice matters.
Assisted in the representation of an investor with respect to an investment dispute arising from Montenegro’s failure to extend the exploration period under an oil and gas exploration agreement. This allegedly breached a bilateral investment treaty’s provisions concerning expropriation, full protection and security, most favored nation status, and fair and equitable treatment.
Assisted in converting ExxonMobil’s multibillion-dollar award from the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) as against Venezuela into a judgment in an ex parte proceeding in the Southern District of New York.
News & Publications
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- Super Lawyers, Washington, DC, "Rising Star," Business Litigation (2016-2018)