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Buchalter

Michael B. Fisher

Michael B. Fisher

Of Counsel

Expertise

  • Mortgage Lending
  • Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Health Care Law

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Buchalter
California, U.S.A.

Profile

Michael B. Fisher serves as the Firm’s Associate General Counsel–Litigation in the Los Angeles office. Prior to joining Buchalter in 2004, Mr. Fisher was a litigation attorney with the law firms of Stroock, Stroock and Lavan, LLP and Heller Ehrman, LLP. Mr. Fisher has significant experience in handling complex litigation for financial institutions and financial services companies, including commercial banks, residential lenders, sub–prime lenders, credit card issuers, and investment banks.

In addition to general business and commercial litigation, Mr. Fisher’s areas of emphasis include contract disputes, healthcare reimbursement and business disputes, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, construction finance and defect litigation, creditors’ rights and fair debt collection practices, employment disputes, and California’s Proposition 65.

Mr. Fisher was named a 2009 Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star by Law & Politics and Los Angeles magazines.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
Areas of Practice

Health Care Law | Labor & Employment | Litigation | Mortgage Lending

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Defense of lender against $20 million claim for fraud and breach of contract relating to failed residential development project.
  • Plaintiff’s verdict in two-week jury trial in the amount of $2.5 million.
  • Defense of construction defect arbitration and award of $300,000 in fees and costs.
  • $7 million judgment for lender in fraud case which garnered national notoriety and ultimately led to the conviction of defendant on federal bank fraud charges.
  • Defense of lender in federal multi-district litigation involving over 250 separate cases alleging violations of the Federal Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
  • Defense of national retailer in class action seeking over $10 billion in damages for purported violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
  • Defense of consumer fraud suit seeking damages in excess of $500 million against major credit card issuer.
  • Defense of finance management companies for purported mismanagement on clients’ multi-million dollar assets.

Articles

Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: San Francisco Moves to Lowest COVID Tier in California, Begins Process of Reopening Non-Essential Offices; Other Bay Area Counties Slower to Follow
Buchalter, November 2020

On October 20, 2020, San Francisco County was upgraded to the “minimal” tier within the California COVID-19 tracking system, meaning it has the fewest restrictions on reopening all businesses as promulgated by the State of California. In order to qualify for the “minimal” tier, a county must have an infection rate of less than one daily new positive COVID case per 100,000 residents and have a positive test rate of less than 2% for two consecutive weeks...

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