Hon. Alice Fisher

Managing Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Alice Fisher is the Managing Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Fisher specializes in white collar criminal investigations, internal investigations and advising clients on a range of criminal matters, including international criminal matters relating to alleged bribery under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and similar foreign laws, economic sanction and export control issues and criminal matters such as healthcare fraud, accounting and securities fraud and procurement fraud. Ms. Fisher represents clients in front of the US Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Congress and handles complex civil litigation, often parallel to ongoing criminal investigations. She focuses her practice on corporate investigations and enforcement matters and provides strategic counsel to corporations on managing the legal risks of operating in a global economy.

From 2005-2008, Ms. Fisher served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). As Assistant Attorney General, Ms. Fisher led more than 750 attorneys and staff responsible for federal criminal enforcement policy as well as handling criminal matters in federal courts across the country in all areas of federal criminal law enforcement. Under her leadership, the Criminal Division pursued a broad array of federal criminal investigations and prosecutions, with particular focus on corporate fraud matters, including securities fraud, procurement fraud, financial institution fraud, anti-money laundering, health care fraud, computer hacking and cyber security, national security, as well as US-domestic and international corruption.

Ms. Fisher also chaired the National Procurement Fraud Task Force, supervised the Medicare Fraud Strike Force and served as a member of the President's Corporate Fraud Task Force. Ms. Fisher handled various transnational and multi-national law enforcement operations and policies, including bilateral agreements and treaties involving information sharing and global criminal enforcement initiatives. Representing the Department of Justice in front of Congress, Ms. Fisher testified on criminal enforcement policies and served on the Federal Criminal Rules Committee.

As a litigation partner at Latham & Watkins from 2003-2005 and prior to 2001, Ms. Fisher represented both individual and corporate clients in grand jury, agency and congressional inquiries involving allegations of securities and bank fraud, health care fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, criminal antitrust matters, OFAC sanctions and procurement fraud. She has also represented clients in a number of complex civil and regulatory litigations. Ms. Fisher previously held other positions in government, including Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice and Deputy Special Counsel to a US Senate Special Committee.

Ms. Fisher has published articles and spoken on criminal law topics such as the Criminalization of Corporate Conduct, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Healthcare Fraud, Procurement Fraud, the False Claims Act, the U.S. Criminal Enforcement Environment, Public Corruption and the Honest Services Statute,Financial Crime in the Financial Services Industry, Securities Fraud, Identity Theft, Cybercrime and National Security.

  • JD, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1992
  • BA, Vanderbilt University, 1989

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Publications and Multimedia
The Prosecution of Public Corruption - Event Audio/Video
2008 National Lawyers Convention
November 20, 2008