Marquis Top Lawyers

Beth A. Fox

Title: Administrative Law Judge
Company: California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Beth A. Fox, Administrative Law Judge for the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in unemployment insurance.

Since 2020, Beth A. Fox has served as an Administrative Law Judge at the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. In that role, Ms. Fox conducts hearings and writes decisions on appeals by employers and employees from determinations by the California Employment Development Department.

Prior to her service as an Administrative Law Judge, Ms. Fox was a partner with the national law firm of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP, for more than four years, and specialized in energy regulation and energy and water transactions.  She previously served as a Director and Managing Attorney and a senior attorney at Southern California Edison Company, a subsidiary of Edison International, for a total of 18 years.  At Southern California Edison, Ms. Fox led a section of eight attorneys who drafted, negotiated and provided legal advice on a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of power contracts.   In her prior role as a senior attorney, Ms. Fox was lead attorney on complex, multi-party energy regulatory proceedings and major energy transactions.  Prior to her work for Southern California Edison, Ms. Fox was a partner with Neal & Fox, a firm which focused on employment litigation and criminal defense.

Ms. Fox began her legal career in 1985 as a litigation associate with Shea & Gould, which was at the time a preeminent national law firm, and worked on trials with famed litigator Milton Gould.  Ms. Fox was a litigation associate with the international law firm of Jones Day from 1990 to 1992, and a deputy district attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ms. Fox’s decision to pursue a career in law was inspired by her cousin, who had become an attorney at a time when women were rare in the profession.  Ms. Fox graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1982, and obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the New York University School of Law in 1985.

From 2017 through 2019, Ms. Fox was a member of the Board of Directors of the Western Chapter of the Energy Bar Association.  Ms. Fox served as a volunteer on the Mock Trial Project of the Constitutional Rights Foundation from 2007 through 2020 and as a volunteer in the StreetLaw program in the early 2010s. Ms. Fox is a 2007 graduate of the Leadership California Issues and Trends Program, and is the author of several published articles on energy law.  Outside of her professional circles, Ms. Fox served as vice president of her condominium association.

In addition to her exceptional work ethic, Ms. Fox attributes a great deal of her success to her patience and empathy.  Ms. Fox is particularly proud to have continually expanded her professional skills by accepting opportunities in a wide variety of areas of the law, and taking on positions in litigation, regulatory and transactional work.  She advises aspiring lawyers to gain a breadth of knowledge in different areas of the law and to maintain and grow their network of friends and business associates.

Contact Ms. Fox:

Share with:


More to explore

Zachary Allen Phillips

Zachary Allen Phillips, law clerk with the New Hampshire Department of Justice, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in legal work.

Yuka Hongo, Esq.

Yuka Hongo, founder, estate planning attorney, and owner of Hongo Law Office, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law.

Ying Deng, Esq.

Ying Deng, Esq., Senior Associate General Counsel for Global Legal Strategies and Policy at AbbVie Inc., has been recognized by Marquis