Ms. Fisher is an "amazing strategist, who brings to bear her past experience, is very practical and doesn't lose sight of the details."Chambers USA 2014

Alice S. Fisher

Washington, D.C.
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA

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

  • 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 and 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, healthcare 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 DOJ 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 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, healthcare fraud, the FCPA, 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 FCPA, healthcare and procurement fraud, the False Claims Act, the US 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.

Ms. Fisher's experience includes representation of:

  • Global pharmaceutical company in FCPA internal investigations in Europe, Asia and South America 
  • Major institutions in securities fraud investigations relating to the financial crisis 
  • Several global manufacturing companies in FCPA compliance and best practices 
  • Global manufacturing company in economic sanctions review 
  • Hospital chain in healthcare fraud investigation 
  • Software company in stock options inquiry 
  • Private equity company in accounting fraud investigation 
  • CEO in grand jury investigation