Attorney Barry Fischer

Barry Fischer

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Barry Fischer is an Of Counsel Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. He is based out of the New York office. Mr. Fischer’s practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation with concentration on business fraud and financial fraud. He has substantial experience in large and medium sized litigations.

He has taught trial tactics and strategy for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy at Duke University Law School and The University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has lectured for the Practicing Law Institute on conducting complex factual investigations and was a contributing author of a book on investigative techniques. Mr. Fischer has appeared on many television and radio interviews and as a television talk show panelist associated with his litigation practice. He has also appeared as a guest commentator on the Courtroom Television Network.

Furthermore, Mr. Fischer was elected by his peers and rated in the top 5% of all 93.000 New York City attorneys. He is proficient in English and Portuguese. Barry Fischer is a member of the New York Bar and the Florida Bar.


  • Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D. – 1967
  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
    • A.B. – 1964
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major:

Classes & Seminars

  • Basic Trial Practice, Nat. Inst. for Trial Advocacy, 1982 to 1982
  • Advance Trial Practice, Nat. Inst. for Trial Advocacy, 1982 to 1982
  • Lecture, Conducting Complex Factual Investigations, Practicing Law Institute

Past Positions

  • O’Connell & Aronowitz, Partner, 1967 to 1977
  • New York Power Authority, Assistant General Counsel, 1977 to 1982
  • Hall, Dickler, Lawler, Kent & Friedman, Partner, 1983 to 1992


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Published Works

  • Elegant Solutions, Amazon, 2011
  • Protecting the Findings of internal Investigations, Practice Law Institute, 1987
  • “Investigating Claims of Sexual Harassment: A Hypothetical Case Study”, Practice Law Institute, 1987

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, 1967 to 1967
  • Association of the Bar of City of New York, 1982 to 1982
  • American Bar Association
  • International Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Central and South America
  • Florida Bar Association, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Of Counsel Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1967
  • Florida, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1967
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1969
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976

Representative Cases

  • Biopolymerengineering, Inc. V. Biorgin, 2009 U.S Dist. Lexis 15797, 2007, Northern District of Illinois
  • Zaklos v. Light, 1997 U.S Dist. Lexis 11860, 1997, Southern District of New York
  • American Express Travel Related Services Co. v. Mastercard Int’l, Inc., 776 F. Supp. 787, 1991, Southern District of New York
  • Johnson v. State, 37N.Y2d 378;334 N.E 2d 590; 372 N.Y.S 2d 638, 1975, Court of Appeals of New York
  • People v. Weston’s Shoppers City, Inc., 30 N.Y. 2d 572; 281 N.E.2d 840; 330 N.Y.S 2d 790, 1972, Court of Appeals of New York
  • Braspetro Oil Servs. Co. v. UK Guar. & Bonding Corp, 18 A.D.3d 291; 796 N.Y.S2d 337, 2005, Appellate Division, First Department
  • Infosafe Sys. v. International Dev. Partners, 309 A.D2d 601; 765 N.Y.S.2d 369, 2003, Appellate Division, First Department
  • Seasonwein v.First Montauk Sec. Corp, 324 Fed.Appx.100, 2009, Second Circuit
  • Phil & Kathy’s, Inc. v. Safra Nat’l Bank, F.3d105, 2009, Second Circuit
  • Alleghency Electric Coop., Inc v. FERC, F.2d73, 1990, Second Circuit