Overview

Gregory S. Fisher practices general and complex commercial litigation with an emphasis in appellate litigation, labor and employment law, business torts, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and computer security litigation. He works with clients to avoid costly litigation whenever possible and helps find creative solutions to business problems.

Gregory has a broad range of experience in jury trials and appeals when litigation is necessary. He has represented clients in state and federal court, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration proceedings. His experience includes clerkships with the Hon. Barry G. Silverman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and John W. Sedwick, Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska.

Gregory has published in national and regional law reviews and journals, and regularly presents to civic and trade associations in Alaska.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Arbitrator

Certified by the American Arbitration Association

2013-present

Co-chair

Employment Law Section

Alaska Bar Association

2010-2014, 2019-present

Ninth Circuit Appellate Lawyer Representative

2013-2016

Member, Executive Committee

Employment Law Section

Alaska Bar Association

2016

President

Alaska Chapter

University of Washington Alumni Association

2016

Editor in Chief

newsletter journal of the Alaska Bar Association

Alaska Bar Rag

2010-2014

Member, Board of Directors

Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society

2011-2014

Co-chair

Appellate Law Section

Alaska Bar Association

2010-2014

Member

Municipality of Anchorage Americans with Disability Advisory Commission

2007-2010

Ninth Circuit Lawyers' Representative

District of Alaska

2006-2009

President

Alaska Chapter

Federal Bar Association

2006-2009

Staff Sergeant

U.S. Army Field Artillery

1976-1984

Recognition

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

Labor and Employment

Best Lawyers

2020, 2022

Named, Super Lawyer

Alaska

Super Lawyers

2011-2019

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Labor and Employment, Alaska

Chambers USA

2012-2018

Named, Top 15 Lawyers on the Rise

bizAZ Magazine

2004

Books & Book Chapters

  • Debriefing IDEA Fees Appeals: Appellate Counsel’s Perspective on R.P. v. Prescott Unified School District and C.W. v. Capistrano Unified School District, PLI Handbook, California Special Education Law, 2015

Speaking Engagements

Emergency Action and Continuity of Operations Planning

Annual Conference Alaska Municipal League Joint Insurance Association, Anchorage, AK

February 26, 2020

The Ethics of Death

Alaska Bar Association Employment Law Section, Anchorage, AK

December 4, 2019

A Practical Guide to High Risk Issues in the Workforce

Northern Alaska Soiety Human Resource Management, Fairbanks, AK

October 16, 2019

Managing High Risk Issues in Medical Workforces

Alaska Medical Management Group Association, Anchorage, AK

September 19, 2019

Janus v. AFSCME: Preliminary Guidance

Anchorage School District, Anchorage, AK

August 17, 2018

Labor and Employment Update: What to Expect under the Trump Administration

Northern Alaska Society Human Resource Management, Fairbanks, AK

April 13, 2017

Motions in Limine in Employment Litigation

Alaska Bar Association Employment Law Section, Anchorage, AK

March 1, 2017

Education

  • J.D., University of Washington, 1991
  • B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1988with honors

Languages

  • German

Bar Admission

Alaska
Arizona

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Alaska
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona