For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Fidalgo
Phone: (207) 358-9785

Fox Named Legal Director

August 10, 2011

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is pleased to announce the addition of Steven Fox as CFI’s new legal director, based at its headquarters in Amherst, New York.

A native of Buffalo, New York, Fox has been active in supporting First Amendment causes and projects, primarily on free speech and religious freedom issues. Prior to building an international private practice focused on intellectual property law, he clerked for the U.S. House of Representatives and for a Philadelphia judge. He is considered by many to be Western New York’s foremost expert on copyright, privacy, and internet law. 

A frequent lecturer and author of numerous articles, Fox has been a source on copyrights for the Wall Street Journal and numerous radio and television shows. In 2003, the World Intellectual Property Organization, a United Nations agency that administers international intellectual property laws, appointed Fox as a mediator and arbitrator of disputes, including decisions of ownership of internet domain names.

Steve Fox is an ideal choice to tackle CFI’s in-house corporate legal needs, and we are confident he will do an excellent job overseeing CFI’s advocacy work,” said Ronald A. Lindsay, president and CEO. “We are happy to have Steve join us, and we look forward to working with him.”

Fox is a graduate of Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has been a member of the New York Bar since 1987.

Outside of his legal practice, Fox is an experienced painter, designer, published writer, photojournalist, and computer programmer.

The Center for Inquiry is a nonprofit educational, advocacy, and research organization based in Amherst, New York; CFI is home to both the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and the Council for Secular Humanism. The mission of CFI is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Our web address is

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