Ora Fisher

Co-Chair & Partner, Silicon Valley at Latham & Watkins LLP

Ora Fisher

Ora Fisher

Co-Chair & Partner, Silicon Valley at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Ora T. Fisher, one of two full-time Vice Chairs at Latham & Watkins and a member of its Executive Committee, helps to shape the firm’s strategic direction and manage its global platform. In her role, Ms. Fisher focuses on strategic planning, client relations, lateral partner recruitment and integration, partner performance and communications. She has held multiple senior leadership roles on firm wide committees during her tenure at Latham, which began in 1991.

Ms. Fisher guided the firm's Silicon Valley office through tremendous growth while serving as its Office Managing Partner from 2004-2009. Prior to being elected as a Vice Chair, her transactional practice centered on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and general corporate matters for private and public companies in Silicon Valley.

Ms. Fisher was an internal consultant and a public finance banking officer at JP Morgan for four years prior to attending law school.

In addition to her recognition by The California Diversity Council, Ms. Fisher was named among the 2014-15 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America for playing a “key role in Latham ascending to new heights and influence globally.” She was also recognized in 2012 and 2013 as one of the firm’s “top talents.” She was also named among Diversity Journal’s 2013 list of "Women Worth Watching" in the legal industry.

Ms. Fisher's experience includes representing:

National Semiconductor in numerous M&A and financing transactions, including its sale to Texas Instruments
Yahoo! in its acquisitions of InterClick, Right Media and Maktoob and its disposition of HotJobs
QLT in its acquisition of Atrix Laboratories and its disposition of certain businesses
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company in its acquisition of Syrrx
Conceptus, a public medical device company, and Symmetricom, a public network synchronization and timing solutions company, in a broad variety of significant matters

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Co-Chair & Partner, Silicon Valley at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1991

The University of Michigan, founded in 1817, celebrates a long and distinguished history. It was in 1787 that the Northwest Territorial Ordinance provided public land for this and other Midwestern universities and established a tradition of respect for excellence in higher education. Three Native American nations—the Ojibwa (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewadini (Potawatomi)—subsequently granted certain lands for use of the University of Michigan and by the end of the 19th century, Michigan was the largest and most generously supported public university in America and already a leader in graduate education. The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859. But unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. When Gabriel Hargo graduated from the Law School in 1870, Michigan—then the largest law school in the country—became the second American university to confer a law degree on an African American. That same year, Michigan was the first major law school to admit a woman, and in 1871, graduate Sarah Killgore became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar; by 1890, Michigan had graduated more women than any other law school. That commitment to access and diversity joined an equally powerful commitment to excellence, which continues to this day.

BSE
Class of 1984

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

Career History
Co-Chair & Partner, Silicon Valley
1991 - Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Internal Consultant & Public Finance Banking Officer
Prior

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an American multinational banking and financial services holding company. It is the largest bank in the United States by assets, and as of 2012, it ranks as the second largest bank in the world by assets with total assets of $2.509 trillion. It is a major provider of financial services, and according to Forbes magazine is the world's second largest public company based on a composite ranking. The hedge fund unit of JPMorgan Chase is one of the largest hedge funds in the United States. It was formed in 2000, when Chase Manhattan Corporation merged with J.P. Morgan & Co

Political Donations
$500
2012

Former President of United States

$3,000
2008

Former President of United States

Transactions
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Microsemi Corp. purchases Symmetricom, Inc.

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Yahoo! Inc. purchases interCLICK, Inc.

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Texas Instruments Incorporated purchases National Semiconductor Corporation

Awards & Honors
2012
Lawdragon 500: Leading Lawyers in America
Admitted to the California Bar
Other Affiliations

Ora Fisher is affiliated with Latham & Watkins LLP, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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