Ian Clarke-Fisher focuses his practice on complex commercial and employment litigation. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group and Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration Group.
Ian works with businesses on every aspect of a dispute, from pre-litigation strategies to taking matters on appeal. His commercial cases involve complex contractual disputes, along with breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, unfair trade practices, and intellectual property claims. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to family businesses and start-ups in a broad variety of industrial and commercial sectors.
Ian has attained significant results for clients, including recently assisting a global technology provider with successfully obtaining a $50,000,000 judgment and foreclosing the security interests. Ian also obtained summary judgment in a dispute between members of an LLC dismissing all derivative claims, including claims of tortious interference, conversion, and breach of fiduciary duty, brought by the majority members. Further, Ian regularly assists clients in contractual disputes in the recovery of substantial pre-litigation payments and prompt resolutions.
Ian also regularly represents businesses in complex employment matters, including wage and hour collective and class actions and claims relating to discrimination and retaliation. He has achieved positive results in such matters, including obtaining numerous dismissals on behalf of employers before state agencies and in the courts, together with appeals. Ian is particularly experienced in trade secret and non-compete claims, from handling pre-suit investigations to obtaining injunctions on behalf of employers, handling claims of breach of contract, unfair competition, trade secrets, and tortious interference.
In addition, Ian is a member of the Firm’s multi-disciplinary International Practice Team. In this regard, Ian assists international clients with U.S. disputes and regularly provides advice on related contractual issues. In 2017, Ian represented the Firm in a month-long secondment at a large British law firm to build and strengthen the Firm’s international relationships with both lawyers and clients.