Rick Fischer

Rick Fischer

Senior Partner

Washington D.C., (202) 887-1566


University of San Francisco (B.A., 1965)
University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1970)

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Rick has nearly 50 years of experience advising banks, retailers, insurers, and other companies throughout the United States on the full range of financial services and payment system issues. His practice focuses on retail financial services with a special emphasis on privacy, data security, e-commerce, and financial services joint ventures, as well as compliance and enforcement matters involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, federal banking agencies, and the Federal Trade Commission.

Rick has worked closely with clients on every major legislative and regulatory initiative affecting financial services and payment systems since the 1970s. He also has been successful in obtaining important legislative changes and regulatory clarifications relating to many retail banking and consumer lending issues.

Chambers USA 2018 recognizes Mr. Fischer as a “star individual” and Chambers has noted that he is “seen as ‘the dean in this space’ by commentators in the consumer finance regulatory arena.” He is also recommended by Chambers Global 2019, Legal 500 US 2018, Best Lawyers in America 2019, IFLR1000 2013, and Who’s Who Legal: Banking 2018. Best Lawyers named Mr. Fischer “Lawyer of the Year” for Washington, D.C. Financial Services Regulation Law in 2013 and 2018 and in 2011, 2013, and 2015, the Washingtonian magazine named him one of Washington D.C.'s elite lawyers. Mr. Fischer was also honored by Thomson Reuters Accelus with its 2012 international Outstanding Long Term Service to the Compliance Industry Award.

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