Brian J. Fischer is a litigator in our Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Group. He has extensive experience advocating for his clients in a wide range of commercial and regulatory disputes in courts at all levels throughout the country and in arbitral settings.
Fortune 500 and other major companies, hedge funds, and individuals seek Mr. Fischer’s advice on business and financial disputes concerning contractual rights, fiduciary obligations, intellectual property issues, and regulatory matters. He has counseled clients on a variety of disputes concerning complex financial products and business ventures, and has advised numerous clients on matters relating to financial frauds, including in civil, regulatory and criminal contexts. Mr. Fischer also has significant experience representing global aerospace, engineering and defense firms in conflicts with foreign sovereigns and government contractors, among others. The 2015 edition of The Legal 500 U.S. called out Mr. Fischer as one of the “many renowned partners” in Jenner & Block’s New York office, where “commercial litigation is one of its greatest strengths,” and the 2016 edition of the same publication noted that Mr. Fischer is one of the New York office’s “key figures.”
Mr. Fischer is a co-chair of the firm’s Alumni Committee. He previously served for a number of years as a co-chair of the firm's Pro Bono Committee and the Pro Bono Executive Committee. Named the 2008 winner of the Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Pro Bono Award, he has a vibrant civil and criminal pro bono practice. Mr. Fischer has represented immigrants seeking political asylum, individuals affected by Superstorm Sandy, and an inmate whose death sentence was vacated, among others. Most recently, Mr. Fischer secured a reversal of a conviction for an individual found to have committed various environmental law violations on grounds of improper exclusion of evidence and prosecutorial misconduct.