A. Robert Fischer: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

A. Robert Fischer

Shareholder
Austin,  TX  U.S.A.
Phone(512) 362-7100

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Retail
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Professional Services
 
University University of Texas at El Paso, B.B.A., with honors, 1980
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1983
 
Admitted1984, Texas and New York; 1985, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern District of New York; 1987, Connecticut and U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1994, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 2003, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 2012, U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western District of Texas; 2013, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Activities

•Association for Corporate Growth
•Austin Bar Association
•Texas State Bar

 
Biography

Rob Fischer is a Shareholder in the Austin, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He served for more than a decade as the national co-chair of the firm's Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition Practice Group.

A significant part of Mr. Fischer's practice focuses on drafting, and litigating claims regarding, contracts. That practice includes litigating claims on behalf of employers against former employees (and often their new employers) for breach of non-competition agreements, and also for related claims such as theft of trade secrets, breach of the duty of loyalty, and unfair competition. Mr. Fischer also advises departing employees (and their new employers) regarding contractual and other legal rights and obligations, and defends challenges to their new employment. He has litigated non-compete and trade secrets claims in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington, D.C.

In employment matters, Rob has defended employers against a wide-variety of discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, and other workplace law claims, having litigated such matters in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals, around the country.

Mr. Fischer has written on a variety of employment law topics, has taught labor and employment law to graduate business students, and is a United States District Court Special Master for labor and employment law cases.

Mr. Fischer has practiced with Jackson Lewis since 1993. In 2011, he returned to Texas with the opening of the firms Austin office. He served with the U.S. Army Security Agency from 1975-1978. Mr. Fischer is active in the Austin community, including serving as General Counsel, Board Executive Committee member and Trustee of the Zach Theatre.

Honors and Recognitions

A. Robert
Fischer

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•ZACH Theatre, General Counsel, Board Executive Committee Member and Trustee

Publications

May 17, 2013

Texas Employers Gain Statutory Protection for Trade Secret Information

May 17, 2013

Texas has joined 47 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The new law, Texas Senate Bill 953, which will go into effect on September 1, 2013, provides a number of protections for trade secrets in Texas. New Jersey most recently enacted a law to protect trade secrets in 2012. (See...

Blog Posts

Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report
Texas Employers Gain Statutory Protection for Trade Secret Information
May 17, 2013

Texas has joined 47 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. Jackson Lewis has posted an article on its website describing the new law which will go into effect on September 1, 2014.

By A. Robert Fischer

 
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Office Information

A. Robert Fischer

816 Congress Avenue, Suite 1530
AustinTX 78701




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