Boston, MA. Nixon Peabody is adding to its Government Investigations and White Collar Defense practice in New England with the arrival of counsel Robert Fisher.
Robert spent a number of years working as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston. As a member of the Public Corruption and Special Investigations Unit, Robert led the prosecution of a broad range of high-profile white-collar federal cases in a number of areas including health care fraud, tax and financial fraud, bribery, embezzlement, identity theft, extortion, unlawful internet gambling and money laundering.
At Nixon Peabody, Robert will represent clients facing government investigations or cases brought by federal agencies such as the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the various state attorneys general.
“As the federal and state governments and various regulators continue to be aggressive in the areas of financial misconduct, health care fraud and white collar crime, Rob knows first-hand how these agencies and regulators approach and prosecute cases,” said David Vicinanzo, leader of Nixon Peabody’s Government Investigations and White Collar Defense practice. “Clients will benefit from the strategic advice and counsel Rob can provide based on his perspective as a former federal prosecutor.”
Most recently serving as senior litigation counsel for FINRA, Robert handled complex securities and compliance cases involving violations of federal securities laws and ethical rules. He also represented FINRA in disciplinary hearings and settlement negotiations.
Robert began his legal career as an assistant district attorney in the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and also served as an assistant attorney general at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. He graduated from Boston University School of Law and earned a BS from Northeastern University.