Professor William Fisher teaches and writes in the areas of securities regulation and corporate law. He has authored numerous articles on securities law topics, and his scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the Emory Law Journal, BYU Law Review, Pepperdine Law Review, and Business Lawyer, among other venues. Since 2002, Professor Fisher has also authored the Caselaw Developments section of the American Bar Association’s Annual Review of Federal Securities Regulation. Prior to joining the Richmond Law faculty, Professor Fisher taught at Tulane Law School and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He is also a former partner at Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, where he specialized in federal securities litigation and lawsuits involving corporate fiduciary duties, and where his writing earned him a Burton Award for Legal Achievement.
Corporate Governance: Overview, Case Studies, and Reforms, West Academic (2016).
Predicting a Heart Attack: The Fundamental Opacity of Extreme Liquidity Risk, 86 Temple L. Rev. 465 (2014).
Annual Review of Federal Securities Law Regulation: Caselaw Developments 2012, 68 Bus. Law. 839 (2013). [W]
When the Government Attempts to Change the Board, Investors Should Know, 40 Pepp. L. Rev. 533 (2013).
Does the Efficient Market Theory Help Us Do Justice in a Time of Madness?, 54 Emory L.J. 843 (2005).
Where Were the Counselors? Reflections on Advice Not Given and the Role of Attorneys in the Accounting Crisis, 39 Gonz. L. Rev. 29 (2004).
Don't Call Me a Securities Law Groupie: The Rise and Possible Demise of the Group Pleading Protocol in 10b-5 Cases, 56 Bus. Law. 991 (2001) (Winner of a 2002 Burton Award).
Obligations and Potential Liabilities of Attorneys in Public and Private Offerings, in Venture Capital & Public Offering Negotiation (3d ed. 2014 supp.).
Obligations of Attorneys in Public and Private Offerings, Chapter 36, in Venture Capital & Public Offering Negotiations (Michael J. Halloran et al. eds., 3d ed. rev. 2010).
Corporate Law and Governance
Small Business Organization and Finance Documentation