DIANNE FISCHER is a 30-year commercial litigator focusing on class actions, multidistrict litigation, arbitration, and corporate investigations. Dee Dee represents primarily large institutional clients in industries that include healthcare, technology, insurance, fintech, and private equity. Dee Dee’s experience includes the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, the Lanham Act, Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), and federal antitrust laws. She represents corporations and their officers and directors in key litigation matters, including fiduciary duty claims, improper dividend claims, trade secret matters and disputes involving covenants not to compete.
Dee Dee has been recognized for her litigation skills and was named a “Litigation Star” for General Commercial in Florida (2020–2024) by Benchmark Litigation. She is a 2023 Florida Super Lawyer and one of Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite in Commercial Litigation” for 2021. She is active in the Florida Bar, previously served as chair for the Business Law Section’s subcommittee on Antitrust and Trade Regulation, and is a member of that Section’s task force revising the Florida Statute governing covenants not to compete. Dee Dee writes and speaks on issues relating to complex commercial litigation, and is also a faculty member and instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA).
Dee Dee has committed a substantial part of her practice to pro bono matters, representing disadvantaged clients in matters relating to death penalty appeals, immigration, education, veterans’ issues, guardianship, civil rights, and contract disputes.
Dee Dee earned her Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she majored in international economics. Afterward, she earned her J.D at the University of Miami School of Law, where she was a Harvey T. Reid Scholarship recipient and editor-in-chief of the University of Miami Law Review.
Prior to practicing law, Dee Dee served active duty in the United States Army as an intelligence analyst and Arabic linguist, after which she served in the United States Army Reserves.
Dee Dee divides her time between Sidley’s Miami and Singapore offices.