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Daniel F. Fisher

Daniel F. Fisher

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Dan is an experienced litigator in Mayer Brown’s New York Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice.  He has successfully represented major financial institutions and pharmaceutical companies in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, including at the appellate level. Dan also has extensive arbitration experience and has successfully represented clients under the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association and International Centre for Dispute Resolution. Dan’s experience includes, but is not limited to:

  • Trials: Obtained an outright victory for The Bank of New York Mellon in its first major residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) action in its role as RMBS trustee.  Represented CIBC in a trial spanning more than 6 weeks before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New Jersey.  Successfully co-chaired a trial defending a pro bono client against charges that would have deprived her of custody of her infant son and potentially aided criminal charges against her.
  • Arbitrations/Mediations: Successfully defended Merck & Co., Inc. in an arbitration with more than 3 weeks of arbitration hearings; obtained a complete victory for Merck against a claim seeking just under $150 million in damages.  Successfully mediated a lawsuit brought by our client, a major pharmaceutical company, and obtained a favorable settlement in excess of $300 million.  Represented Curtis International, Ltd. in an arbitration under the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and currently working to finalize a settlement in the action following successful mediation.
  • Appellate Experience: Filed appellate briefs on behalf of a major pharmaceutical company to revive a complaint handled by other counsel which ultimately resulted in a favorable settlement of the lawsuit.  Represented First Advantage Corporation and related entities in an appeal before New York’s Appellate Division, First Department.  Successfully defended appeal of Merck’s arbitration award heard by the Southern District of New York.
  • Investigations: Represented individuals and corporations, including major financial institutions and pharmaceutical companies, in connection with criminal and regulatory investigations and related civil proceedings, including government subpoenas and third-party litigation subpoenas.
  • General Commercial Litigation: Extensive experience representing major financial entities and pharmaceutical companies against claims including, but not limited to, breach of contract, fraud, fraudulent inducement, tortious interference with contract, and injunctive relief.  An expert in all aspects of civil discovery, including, but not limited to, search term negotiations, discovery requests and responses, document review and productions, and expert discovery.  Experience drafting pleadings, dispositive motions, post-trial and appellate briefings.  Extensive experience preparing for and assisting with complex commercial trials.

Dan joined Mayer Brown after graduating cum laude from St. John’s University School of Law where he served as Senior Articles Editor of the St. John’s Law Review.  Before graduating from law school, Dan worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Dennis R. Hurley of the Eastern District of New York. Dan received his B.A. from Providence College, obtaining a major in Political Science and a minor in Spanish, both with honors.

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