Douglas H. Fischer

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 862 2276

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Practice Areas

  • Anti-Money Laundering & Asset Forfeiture
  • Business Fraud & White Collar Defense
  • Commercial Bribery & FCPA
  • FCPA and International Anti-Bribery
  • False Claims Act
  • Securities Enforcement & Investigations
  • Financial Regulation
  • Government & Internal Investigations and Defense
  • Litigation
  • OFAC and Export Control
  • Pharmaceutical Regulation and Compliance
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 862 2276
Fax: 202 862 2400
University George Washington University, B.A., 2005
Law SchoolAmerican University Washington College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
Admitted2009, New York and District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Doug Fischer represents corporate, individual and government clients in an array of litigation settings spanning white collar criminal, regulatory and complex commercial litigation matters. He represents clients before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, and other government agencies with respect to alleged violations of securities laws and regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and other laws. He has extensive experience performing internal investigations and advising clients concerning alleged accounting fraud, international bribery, and securities regulations. Illustrative examples of Doug's representations in the white collar area include multiple Fortune 500 companies accused of international bribery across several continents, an options trader accused of violating regulations related to short sales of securities, and several individuals who are targets or witnesses in investigations by a variety of U.S. and State regulators.

Additionally, Doug represents lenders and special loan servicers in foreclosure and receivership proceedings concerning real property and mortgage-backed securities. Doug also has experience in environmental bankruptcy litigation, including litigating and negotiating the settlement of hundreds of environmental claims. He has counseled a variety of clients, including the U.S. Department of the Treasury, concerning compliance with environmental laws.

Doug received his J.D., magna cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor for the American University Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University. Doug is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.


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EPA Proposes First Carbon Emissions Limits for Power Plants
Athena Velie Eastwood,Douglas H. Fischer,Kenneth W. Irvin,Neal E. Kumar,Gregory K. Lawrence, June 11, 2014
On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its Clean Power Plan, which would impose the first federal limits on carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants in the United States. The proposed rules, which the EPA published pursuant to Section 111(d) of the Clean Air...
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Douglas H. Fischer

700 Sixth Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001


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