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 and individual clients in an array of litigation settings spanning white collar criminal, regulatory and complex commercial matters. He regularly represents clients before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of Justice and other government agencies in connection with alleged violations of securities laws and regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the New York Martin Act and other laws.

Doug negotiated, in an insider trading matter, the first ever non-prosecution agreement between the SEC and an individual.

Additionally, Doug represents clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation settings. He has represented lenders and special loan servicers in foreclosure and receivership proceedings concerning real property and mortgage-backed securities. He also has extensive experience in environmental bankruptcy litigation, including litigating and negotiating the settlement of hundreds of environmental claims with an aggregate value of over $1 billion. Additionally, he has counseled a variety of clients, including the U.S. Department of the Treasury and several financial services companies and energy firms, 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.


Other illustrative examples of Doug's representations in the white collar area include:

•Conducting internal investigations for Fortune 500 companies accused of international bribery and other securities laws violations across several continents
•Counseling individuals who are targets or witnesses in investigations by a variety of U.S. and State regulators concerning securities fraud, commodities fraud, reference rate manipulation, anti-competitive behavior, and other potentially illegal conduct
•Negotiating regulatory settlements for options traders accused of violating regulations related to short sales of securities
•Performing anti-corruption compliance audits and drafting anti-corruption policies and trainings for multi-national companies

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Clients & Friends Memos

EPA Proposes First Carbon Emissions Limits for Power Plants Jun 04, 2014


Friends With Benefits: Second Circuit Overturns Newman and Chiasson Convictions and Raises the Government's Burden in Insider Trading Cases Against Tippees Dec 12, 2014


FCPA Advisor

Canadian Court Hands Down First Prison Sentence Under Corruption of Foreign Public Officials ActJun 03, 2014

SEC Enforcement Advisor

Second Circuit Expresses Skepticism Towards Government's Theory of Insider Trading Cases Against Downstream TippeesApr 24, 2014


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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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