Reeder R. Fox

Of Counsel - Retired

  • Reeder R. Fox
  • Phone: +1 215 979 1000
    Fax: +1 215 689 2185

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

Reeder R. Fox practices in the area of litigation, with particular emphasis on business, construction, professional liability, antitrust matters and mediation and dispute resolution.

He is former chair of the Construction Law and Litigation Committee and a member of the Business Litigation Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel. He is a member of the Antitrust Law and Business Law sections, the Litigation section and the Forum Committee on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association, the Civil Litigation Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association, and a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Pennsylvania Defense Institute.

Mr. Fox is a 1959 graduate of Harvard Law School and a graduate of Yale University.


  • Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1959


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Chairman, Trial Department, 1995-1998
    - Member , Executive Committee, 1995-1999
    - Member, Partners Board, 1990-1999

Professional Activities

  • International Association of Defense Counsel
    - Former Chair, Construction Law and Litigation Committee
    - Business Litigation Committee
  • American Bar Association
    - Antitrust Law Section
    - Business Law Section
    - Section of Litigation
    - Construction Industry Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    - Civil Litigation Section
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute

Honors and Awards

Selected Publications

  • Co-Author, "Riding the Choppy Waters of East River: Economic Loss Doctrine Ten Years Later," Defense Counsel Journal, April 1997
  • Co-Author, "Enforceability of Limitation of Liability Provisions in Owner/Architect/Engineer Contracts," Defense Counsel Journal, July 1995
  • "Developments Involving the Economic Loss Rule," Business Litigation Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel, 1992

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, various business and litigation topics
  • Defense Research Institute, defense of architects/engineers
  • Speaker, "Trends in Litigation Nationally and in Pennsylvania," A.I.G., Philadelphia, PA 2001
  • Speaker, "Issues that Frequently Arise During the Negotiation of Owner-Architect Agreements," Construction Law and Litigation Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel, Vancouver, British Columbia, July 9, 2002
  • Speaker, "Catastrophic Building Failures" Midwinter Meeting of the International Association of Defense Counsel, Tucson, Arizona, February 6, 2002
  • "Trying the Complex Case Before a Jury," International Association of Defense Counsel's Midwinter Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 2004