Litigation

Butzel Long Attorney Eric Fisher Appointed Managing Shareholder Of New York Office

NEW YORK - Butzel Long has appointed Eric B. Fisher as managing shareholder of its New York office.

Butzel Long's New York office, which opened in 2007, currently includes 17 attorneys and focuses on commercial litigation, bankruptcy, corporate and real estate matters. Fisher said that the office has had notable success in each of its four chief practice areas and is well-positioned for growth in 2011. Fisher also said that the New York office has established a leading bankruptcy litigation practice focused on high-stakes and complex matters.

Among other engagements, Fisher is currently involved in the firm's representation of the GM creditors committee in litigation matters involving billions of dollars in claims. He is also prosecuting hundreds of millions of dollars worth of avoidance action claims on behalf of reorganized debtor DPH Holdings (formerly known as Delphi Corporation), and defending parties in several different actions involving hundreds of millions of dollars in claims asserted by the trustee for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities.

Fisher, a former assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York and a former law clerk to the Supreme Court of Israel, has served as lead counsel in bench and jury trials in the Southern District of New York; argued numerous appeals before the Second Circuit; and litigated cases in a variety of alternative dispute resolution forums including AAA, JAMS and FINRA.

A graduate of Yale College, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Fisher, 40, and a resident of the Bronx, received his J.D. from Columbia Law School where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and awarded the Parker School Recognition in Foreign Law. He is an active member of the New York City Bar Association, the Federal Bar Council and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Established in 1854, Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms, with 170 attorneys in offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich., New York City and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington, D.C., law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton. For more information, visit www.butzel.com.