Alice S. Fisher, a member of the Columbus School of Law’s Board of Visitors and a graduate of the Class of 1992, was named to Washingtonian Magazine’s 2013 list of the Most Powerful Women in Washington.
The list was first published in 1982 and is compiled annually. This year’s list contains 117 names of the area's most influential women in government, business, health, media, law, education, nonprofits, and the arts—including 53 newcomers.
Fisher is managing partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, where she specializes in white collar criminal investigations, internal investigations and advising clients on a range of criminal matters.
From 2005-2008, she served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice, leading more than 750 attorneys and staff responsible for federal criminal enforcement policy as well as handling criminal matters in federal courts across the country in all areas of federal criminal law enforcement.
Earlier, Fisher also chaired the National Procurement Fraud Task Force, supervised the Medicare Fraud Strike Force and served as a member of the President's Corporate Fraud Task Force.
Fisher keeps some impressive company in the Law category of the Washingtonian’s most recent list. Of the ten women listed, three are United States Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor; and three are US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit Judges Janice Rogers Brown, Karen Lecraft Henderson, and Judith W. Rogers.
Fisher joined the Columbus School of Law’s Board of Visitors in 2013 and attended the group’s first meeting at the law school in October.