Eric R. Fischer, Esq.

Senior Fellow, Former Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

  • Title Senior Fellow,
    Former Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Phone (617) 358-6773
  • Education A.B. University of Pennsylvania
    J.D. Stanford University Law School
    M.B.A. Stanford University Graduate School of Business
    LL.M. Boston University School of Law

Eric Fischer, who joined the Boston University Center for Finance, Law & Policy as a Senior Fellow in 2014, focuses his research and writing on bank corporate governance, board composition, board education, and bank director liability issues.

Mr. Fischer has more than four decades of experience representing banks, bank holding companies and their boards of directors in connection with federal and state bank regulatory and corporate governance matters.  From 2000 until his retirement as a partner in 2014, Mr. Fischer was a member of the banking practice at Goodwin Procter LLP.  From 1986 to 2000, he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of UST Corp., a Boston-based bank holding company and its two bank subsidiaries, United States Trust Company and USTrust. Mr. Fischer was an associate at the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobsen in New York from 1971 to 1975 and served as an assistant general counsel and assistant secretary of the board of directors at Bank of Boston Corporation from 1976 until he joined UST Corp. in 1986.

Mr. Fischer designed and taught a course entitled Corporate Governance of Financial Institutions at Boston University School of Law’s Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law.  During his tenure at Goodwin Procter, Mr. Fischer was listed in the Banking & Finance: Corporate  & Regulatory category by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and by US News-Best Lawyers in the Banking and Finance Law and Financial Services Regulation Law categories. At Stanford Law School, Mr. Fischer served as Editor–in-Chief of the Stanford Journal of  International Law.

Eric R. Fischer articles at American Banker:

Why Bank Boards Should Take a Harder Look in the Mirror

Official or Not, Community Banks Face Heightened Expectations Too

Don’t Count on Mandatory Retirement to Refresh Bank Boards

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