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.