Deirdre Fox of Scharf Banks Marmor concentrates her practice on complex litigation, life science and employment. She has extensive experience developing strategy and managing all facets of large, complex cases including high stakes, multi-jurisdictional litigation involving novel legal theories, and has first-and second-chaired trials. Her experience extends to complex contract disputes, employment disputes, dealer and distribution disputes, class action defense, product liability and intellectual property. Ms. Fox’s commercial and intellectual property litigation practice encompasses a wide array of disputes, claims and risk management. These disputes include breach of contract, dealer/franchise, copyright, trademark and patent infringement, and false advertising. Ms. Fox defends consumer fraud claims and violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and other consumer protection statutes, including class actions. Additionally, she counsels clients on protecting intellectual property rights, licensing, data privacy and art law, and regularly writes on intellectual property issues. Since 2012, Ms. Fox has served as the Chair of the Social Media Subcommittee of the Trade Secrets Subcommittee of the American Intellectual Property Association and a member of the Intellectual Property Section Council for the Illinois Bar Association. She was also the vice chairman of the Copyright Subcommittee of the Intellectual Property Section of the Illinois State Bar Association from 2012 to 2013 and is the Continuing Legal Education Coordinator for the Section from 2013 to 2014.