Eric R. Fischer, Esq.

Title
Senior Fellow
Former Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
Email
efischer@bu.edu
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 October 2014, focuses his research on bank corporate governance, board composition and board education issues.  He has served on the Board of Advisors of the Center since its establishment.

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 on September 30, 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 & Jacobson in New York from 1971 to 1975 and served as assistant general counsel and assistant secretary of the board of directors at Bank of Boston Corporation from 1976 until he jointed 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.