Donald T. Fox is the founding member of the firm Fox, Horan & Camerini LLP, which has specialized in international business transactions since 1968.
After serving as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and attending N.Y.U Law School, where he was a Root-Tilden Scholar and Note Editor of the Law Review, he attended the University of Paris as a Fulbright Scholar. When he returned to New York to begin the practice of law, he also served as an instructor in the Foreign Institute of the New York University Law School.
After publishing articles on the enforcement of human rights in the Americas, he was elected to the Board of the American Association for the International Commission of Jurists of which he has been Chairman since 1991. On behalf of the AAICJ and its Geneva-based parent, he has conducted missions and written reports on the judicial systems of foreign countries, from Hungary to Ethiopia, as well as Latin America. He is a life trustee of the American Bar Foundation, a sustaining life member of the American Law Institute and a member of many organizations involved in foreign affairs, including the Council on Foreign Relations, the Council of the Americas, and the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. He has chaired committees of the Association of the Bar of New York City, including the Finance Committee, the Committee on Professional Responsibility, and the Special Committee on the Lawyer’s Role in the Search for Peace. He participated in the United States Institute of Peace Project on Constitution-Making, Peace Building and National Reconciliation and authored a chapter in Framing the State in Times of Transition: A Comparative Study of Constitution Making Processes.
He served two terms as President both of the New York University Law Alumni Association and of the University’s federation of alumni associations. From 1974-1985, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Washington Square Legal Services, Inc. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the University’s capital fund campaigns and of the Law Center Board of Trustees.
Mr. Fox graduated from Harvard University (A.B. magna cum laude, 1951), NYU Law School (LL.B. 1956), and the University of Paris. (Brevet de Traduction et de Terminologie Juridiques 1957, Diplôme de Droit Comparé, 1961). He is an Albert Gallatin Fellow of N.Y.U., a member of the President’s Associates of Harvard University, and has served as Chairman of the Wine Committee of the Century Association.