Ora T. Fisher

Ora T. Fisher, Vice Chair at Latham & Watkins and a member of its Executive Committee, helps to shape the firm’s strategic direction and manage its global platform.

In her role, Ora focuses on strategic planning, client relations, lateral partner recruitment and integration, partner performance, and communications. She has held multiple senior leadership roles on firmwide committees during her tenure at Latham, which began in 1991.

Ora guided the firm's Silicon Valley office through tremendous growth while serving as its Office Managing Partner from 2004-2009. Prior to being elected as a Vice Chair, her transactional practice centered on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and general corporate matters for private and public companies in Silicon Valley.

Orawas named one of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers (2014-15) in America for playing a “key role in Latham ascending to new heights and influence globally.” She was also recognized in 2012 and 2013 as one of the firm’s top talents. She was also named one of the Diversity Journal’s 2013 list of Women Worth Watching in the legal industry.

Ora has been recognized as one of the most powerful and influential women in California for her leadership, accomplishments, and commitment to diversity and the well-being of her community, by California Diversity Council in 2012.

Ora was an internal consultant and a public finance banking officer at J.P. Morgan for four years prior to attending law school.