Krista L. Cox is the Director of Public Policy Initiatives at the Association of Research Libraries. In this role, she advocates for the policy priorities of ARL, including copyright, telecommunications, privacy and accessibility issues. Professor Cox has filed amicus briefs and written testimony on behalf of ARL and is a co-principal investigator on a two-year funded project to create and promote a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation. She also regularly consults for international organizations, including teaching intellectual property workshops and co-authored the United Nations Development Programme/World Blind Union Report, Our Right to Knowledge: Legal reviews for the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities in Asia and the Pacific.

Prior to joining ARL, Professor Cox worked as the staff attorney for Knowledge Ecology International, an organization dedicated to searching for better outcomes, including new solutions, to the management of knowledge resources, particularly in the context of social justice. While at KEI, she wrote and filed amicus briefs in various intellectual property cases; attended the WIPO Diplomatic Conference that concluded the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled; and worked extensively on promoting better policies for the intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). She also has prior experience as the staff attorney for the Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, an organization that promotes access to medicines, particularly those technologies created through federal funding.

Professor Cox graduated cum laude from Notre Dame Law School and holds a B.A. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, Federal Circuit, DC Circuit and California.