Rick Fischer's practice focuses on retail financial services, privacy, and data security. For nearly 40 years, he has advised a variety of companies including banks, retailers, insurers, and technology companies throughout the United States on the full range of financial services and payment system issues. His practice has a special emphasis on privacy, data security, e-commerce, technology, and financial services joint ventures.
Mr. Fischer has worked closely with clients on every major legislative and regulatory initiative affecting financial services and payment systems since the mid 1970's. He also has been successful in obtaining important regulatory clarifications and changes on many retail banking and consumer lending issues.
Mr. Fischer, a recognized expert on Washington legislative and regulatory issues, also serves as Washington counsel for Visa.
L. Richard Fischer is recommended as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global2013, Chambers USA 2012, Legal 500 US 2012, Best Lawyers In America 2013 (where he is also ranked as "Lawyer of the Year") and 2014, IFLR1000 2013, andInternational Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers 2014. In 2011, the Washingtonianmagazine named him one of Washington's elite financial services lawyers. Mr. Fischer was also honored by Thomson Reuters Accelus with its 2012 international Outstanding Long Term Service to the Compliance Industry Award.
While attending the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Mr. Fischer served on the editorial board of the Hastings Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif.