DIANNE FISCHER is an experienced litigator, trial lawyer, and counselor who represents companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation matters including class actions, arbitrations, and multidistrict litigation. Dee Dee also serves as a member of Sidley’s Post-Dobbs Task Force. She frequently represents large institutional clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, insurance, fintech, private equity, and technology companies. Dee Dee has represented clients in disputes involving the federal 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), and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). She has extensive experience in representing private equity firms and their officers and directors in key litigation matters, including fiduciary duty claims, improper dividend claims, and indemnification issues. She also represents clients in trade secret matters and disputes involving covenants not to compete.
Dee Dee has received a number of awards for her litigation skills and was recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a “Local Litigation Star” for General Commercial in Florida in 2020, 2021, and 2022. She was also recognized in Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite in Commercial Litigation” for 2021. She is active in the Florida Bar, serves as the chair of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Subcommittee of the Florida Bar’s Business Law Section, and is a member of that Section’s task force revising the Florida Statute governing covenants not to compete. Dee Dee is a frequent speaker on issues relating to complex commercial litigation and procedures, class actions, and antitrust issues. She 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 immigration, education, veterans’ issues, guardianship, civil rights, and contract disputes.
Prior to practicing law, Dee Dee served active duty in the United States Army as an intelligence analyst and Arabic linguist, and later served for a decade in the United States Army Reserves.