Andy Hood Cox

Andrew Hood Cox of Boston, MA, Charter Emeritus Fellow, passed away January 24, 2007.

Andy Cox was an associate and a partner in the law firm of Ropes & Gray from 1945 to 1989 where he was the head of the firm’s employee benefits practice. He served as a special assistant to the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service in 1974 and 1975 immediately following the enactment of ERISA.

For over 30 years, Andy was a frequent lecturer for ALI-ABA, teaching both basic and advanced courses on pension, profit sharing and other deferred compensation plans. He was also an adjunct professor of law at Boston University School of Law Graduate Tax Program.

Andy was a member of the Tax Section of the ABA from 1965 to 1989 and served as the first Chairman of the Employee Benefits Committee. He was a founding member of The American College of Tax Counsel from 1980 to 1989 and served as the Counsel’s Chairman from 1987 to 1989. Andy was Andy received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College in 1938 and his Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School in 1941.