Areas of Practice
Education
  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2009, Order of the Coif, Associate Symposium Editor, American University Law Review
  • Carleton College, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 2003, Phi Beta Kappa
Judicial Clerkships
  • Hon. Roger L. Wollman, US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2009-2010
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • California
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Molly Bruder Fox

Associate
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 8157
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Molly Bruder Fox is an experienced trial lawyer practicing both in court and arbitration.  She also focuses on judgment enforcement and recognition of arbitral awards, including matters involving foreign sovereigns.  Many of these matters have been cross-border in nature.

Ms. Fox, who has been recognized as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” is also active in pro bono matters, specifically work on gender discrimination and housing discrimination claims.  She also serves on Steptoe’s Professional Training Committee, actively coordinating and leading litigation skills trainings. 

Representative Matters

Arbitration

  • Assisted in the representation of Brightstar Corp., one of the largest private telecommunications companies in the United States, in a dispute with its joint venture partner in an AAA arbitration, which included an evidentiary hearing in support of a preliminary injunction.
  • 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), fixed-income products that failed in August 2007 and were unsuitable for US Airways’ investment goals and risk profile. Steptoe’s team earned US Airways a $30 million award from a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) panel, one of the largest ARS awards for damages to date.
  • Assisted in the representation of US Airways in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy proceedings before the US Bankruptcy Court. Steptoe’s team secured from the bankruptcy estates payment on a FINRA award in favor of US Airways against former Lehman employees in the amount of $15 million.
  • 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.

Judgment Enforcement

  • 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.
  • Assisted various clients with pre-judgment and judgment enforcement remedies.

Pro Bono

  • Obtained favorable settlement for pro bono client in housing discrimination matter.