United States: Alice Fisher Rejoins Latham & Watkins After Serving As Deputy Assistant Attorney General Of The Criminal Division Of The Justice Department
Last Updated: October 8 2003

Washington, D.C., October 2, 2003. Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that Alice Fisher is rejoining Latham & Watkins as a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department in Washington, D.C. after serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Department of Justice since July 2001. Fisher was responsible for managing both the Counter-Terrorism Section and the Fraud Section – two of the Department of Justice’s top priorities during her tenure. Fisher will resume her practice in white collar criminal investigations, Congressional investigations, corporate compliance and complex civil litigation. Fisher will also advise on homeland security issues.

Fisher was responsible for national coordination in the terrorism area, including all matters relating to September 11 investigations and prosecutions, investigation and prosecution of international and domestic terrorist groups and terrorist acts, terrorist financing investigations, USA Patriot Act implementation, and all other terrorism policy issues. She supervised a number of terrorist-related prosecutions and coordinated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Defense, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Council and the White House on terrorism threat, litigation, and policy issues.

Fisher’s management of the Fraud Section included supervising many corporate fraud matters, including in the securities, accounting, and health care areas. She participated in the drafting of the criminal provisions in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, worked on a variety of policy matters relating to corporate fraud, and worked closely with the Securities and Exchange Commission on several cases and policy issues.

Fisher has testified several times before Congress on matters involving Department of Justice policies in both the terrorism and the corporate fraud arenas. In addition, she has spoken on numerous occasions on these topics to industry groups, such as the Securities Industry Association and the American Bar Association, and to the First and Ninth Circuit Judicial Conferences.

Prior to serving at the Department of Justice, Fisher was a partner at Latham and had a broad litigation practice with particular concentration on criminal and civil investigations, qui tam actions and Congressional investigations. She joined Latham in August 1996 after her service as Deputy Special Counsel to the U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Whitewater Development and Related Matters. Fisher is a 1992 graduate of the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University, where she served as Note and Comment Editor of the Catholic University Law Review. She received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1989.

"We are delighted to welcome Alice back as she brings valuable experience to the firm, having overseen the corporate fraud efforts at the Department of Justice. Her important service at Justice will complement the backgrounds of the securities and white collar litigators in the D.C. office and firmwide. In addition to Alice’s expertise on the criminal side, Phil Perry has just returned after serving as General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget and as acting Associate Attorney General overseeing the Department of Justice’s civil side. Together they have a wealth of recent experience across the breadth of civil and criminal spectrums at the Department of Justice," said Peter Winik, Latham’s Washington, D.C. Litigation Department Chair.

"It was an honor and privilege to serve the country at such a unique time in its history. I’m very excited to return to Latham to continue my practice," said Fisher.

About Latham & Watkins LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP is a global law firm with 1,500 attorneys and 21 offices, including Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Moscow, New Jersey, New York, Northern Virginia, Orange County, Paris, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information on Latham & Watkins, please visit the Web site at www.lw.com.


Alice Fisher, Partner, 202-637-2200.
Eric Bernthal, Washington Office Managing Partner, 202-637-2236
Peter Winik, Washington Litigation Department Chair, 202-637-2224


  1. Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with an affiliate in the United Kingdom and Italy, where the practice is conducted through an affiliated multinational partnership.

  2. For more information on Latham & Watkins, please contact Pearl Piatt at 213-891-8475 or Colleen Taricani at 415-646-8395.


To print this article, all you need is to be registered on Mondaq.com.

Click to Login as an existing user or Register so you can print this article.

Some comments from our readers…
“The articles are extremely timely and highly applicable”
“I often find critical information not available elsewhere”
“As in-house counsel, Mondaq’s service is of great value”

Press Releases from this Firm
Recent Content from this Firm
By Kenneth Blohm, Jeffrey Kayes, Haim Zaltzman
By Brian Cartwright, Alexander Cohen, Kirk Davenport II, John Huber, Ian Schuman
By Steven Atlee, Beth Hummer
By Alexander Cohen, D. Jamal Qaimmaqami
By Alexander Cohen, D. Jamal Qaimmaqami
Font Size: