Erin Nealy Cox

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Erin Nealy Cox
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United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas
Assumed office
November 17, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byJohn Parker
Personal details
Born1970 (age 48–49)
Pascagoula, Mississippi
EducationUniversity of Texas at Austin
Dedman School of Law

Erin Nealy Cox (born 1970) is an American attorney who currently serves as the United States Attorney for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Prior to assuming her current role, she was a senior advisor at McKinsey & Company in the cybersecurity and risk practice. She serves on the board of directors of Sally Beauty Holdings. From 1999 to 2008, Nealy Cox served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Texas, where she prosecuted cyber crimes, white collar crimes, and general crimes. In 2004 and 2005, she served as chief of staff and senior counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Policy. Nealy Cox also previously worked at Stroz Friedberg, a cybersecurity and investigations consulting firm. She clerked for Henry Anthony Politz when he was serving as Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and for Barefoot Sanders when he was serving as a United States District Judge in the Northern District of Texas.[1][2]


  1. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Seventh Wave of United States Attorney Nominations". The White House. September 22, 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ Diaz, Kevin (September 22, 2017). "White House names Erin Nealy Cox as top federal prosecutor in Dallas". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 15 December 2017.

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