Alice Fisher is a partner in Latham’s Washington, D.C. office and a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She focuses her practice on white collar criminal investigations and internal investigations, and advises clients on a range of criminal matters and civil government enforcement matters.
Ms. Fisher has significant experience with corporate investigations and enforcement matters and frequently provides strategic counsel to corporations on managing the legal risks of operating in a global economy. She has particular experience in:
- International criminal matters relating to alleged bribery under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption laws, economic and export sanctions, and other cross border investigations
- Criminal and civil fraud matters such as healthcare fraud, accounting and securities fraud, and procurement fraud
- Government enforcement inquiries and investigations in front of the US Department of Justice (DOJ), including the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Consumer Fraud Protection Bureau, and Congress
From 2005-2008, Ms. Fisher served as assistant attorney general in charge of the Criminal Division of the US 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.
She handled various transnational and multinational 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.
Ms. Fisher previously held other positions in government, including 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. She is also an elected member of The American Law Institute.