Ballard Spahr today announced that Keith Fisher has joined the firm’s Washington office. Fisher will focus his practice on financial regulatory work, mergers and acquisitions and appellate work.
Before joining Ballard Spahr, Fisher worked as a consultant advising on business, ethics and regulatory projects. He previously practiced at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, as well as Hogan & Hartson—now Hogan Lovells. Fisher has experience in U.S. Supreme Court practice and served as a special assistant attorney general in Maryland, representing the Maryland commissioner of financial regulation in filing an amicus brief in Watters v. Wachovia Bank, a 2007 Supreme Court case concerning federal banking law pre-emption of state regulatory law.
Fisher, an author of approximately 20 law journal articles and book chapters, also taught law school courses in banking law, international banking and finance and legal ethics.
In a written statement, Brian Doerner, chairman of Ballard Spahr’s business and finance department, said: “There has been a notable increase in the amount of regulatory work over the past few years and it shows no sign of slowing. Having Keith here will help us meet those increased needs.”