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Education & Honors
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with Highest Honors, 2004; Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, The George Washington Law Review; ALI-ABA Scholarship & Leadership Award; Jennie Hassler Walburn Award for Civil Procedure
  • Yale University, B.S., Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, 1997
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  • Virginia and District of Columbia
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  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  Stanley E. Fisher
TEL: 202-434-5289
FAX: 202-434-5029
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Williams & Connolly LLP
725 Twelfth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005


Stan Fisher is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses his practice primarily on intellectual property, regulatory, and general commercial disputes. 

A substantial portion of Mr. Fisher’s practice involves representing clients in patent and licensing disputes concerning technology in the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, medical device, electronics, software, and mechanical areas.  In addition to serving as trial and appeal counsel in federal and state courts, Mr. Fisher frequently advises clients on patent office proceedings of strategic importance to their patents or products, including as counsel in Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings.

Outside these areas, Mr. Fisher has litigated a variety of disputes involving corporate and partnership law, contracts, business torts, real estate, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, non-compete agreements, antitrust law, and food and drug law. 

Mr. Fisher received his B.S. in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry from Yale College in 1997 and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2004, where he graduated with Highest Honors and served as Editor-in-Chief of The George Washington Law Review.  He joined Williams & Connolly LLP in March 2006 after clerking for Judge Richard Linn at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  He is a current member of the firm's Hiring and Budget Committees.

Mr. Fisher was named to the 2014 and 2016 Washington, DC Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers, a rating service affiliated with Reuters.