Ms. Fisher was named among the most powerful and influential women in California for her leadership, accomplishments, and commitment to diversity and the well-being of her community.The California Diversity Council 2012

Ora T. Fisher


Ora T. Fisher retired from the partnership on June 30, 2021. Ms. Fisher is former Vice Chair at Latham & Watkins and member of its Executive Committee. She helped to shape the firm’s strategic direction and manage its global platform. In her role, Ms. Fisher focused on strategic planning, client relations, lateral partner recruitment and integration, partner performance, and communications. She has held multiple senior leadership roles on firmwide committees during her tenure at Latham, which began in 1991.

Ms. Fisher guided the firm’s Silicon Valley office through tremendous growth while serving as its Office Managing Partner from 2004-2009. Prior to being elected as a Vice Chair, her transactional practice centered on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and general corporate matters for private and public companies in Silicon Valley.

Ms. Fisher was an internal consultant and a public finance banking officer at JP Morgan for four years prior to attending law school.

In addition to her recognition by The California Diversity Council, Ms. Fisher was named among the 2014-2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America for playing a “key role in Latham ascending to new heights and influence globally.” She was also recognized in 2012 and 2013 as one of the firm’s “top talents.” She was also named among Diversity Journal’s 2013 list of Women Worth Watching in the legal industry.

  • Education
    • JD, University of Michigan Law School, 1991
    • BSE, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1984
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