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Gillian Fisher devotes her practice to the defense of complex, high-exposure medical malpractice matters on behalf of several major hospital systems, nursing facilities and medical practices, as well as health care and entertainment-related law. 

In more than 25 years of practice, Gillian has defended hospitals, nursing facilities and physicians in medical malpractice claims arising in numerous medical specialties, including obstetrics, infectious diseases, geriatrics, cardiology, transplant, general surgery, orthopedics and plastic surgery. She manages all aspects of the cases, including dispositive motions, negotiations, settlements, and serving as trial counsel. Gillian has tried several cases over the years, including the first assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) appeal in New York Supreme Court, New York County. 

Prior to law school, Gillian was a paralegal in the litigation department at two leading international litigation firms, where she assisted the chief counsel for the U.S. Senate’s investigation of the Iran-Contra Affair, and handled numerous pro bono cases. Gillian also worked as a paralegal for the Chief Litigation Counsel at Reliance Group Holdings, Inc. 

During law school, Gillian was an intern for the Honorable Richard F. Braun, and an intern at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. She also worked at the Alaska Public Defender Agency in Bethel, Alaska, where she represented defendants from arraignment to trial under the state’s student practice rule. 

A former competitive figure skater and nationally ranked skating coach with the Professional Skaters Association, Gillian serves as a gold level figure skating judge appointed by the United States Figure Skating Association.

Areas of Focus

Entertainment Law
Another important aspect of Gillian’s practice is representing individuals in the entertainment industry, including review and negotiation of contracts, negotiating disputes related to wages and discrimination, as well as handling issues concerning the rights of privacy and publicity. 

Art Law
With her vast litigation experience, Gillian’s practice includes representing art insurance and claims investigation, as well as defending copyright, privacy and licensing matters within the art world. Additionally, Gillian is a member of the firm’s team that is involved in negotiating agreements for artists, dealers, collectors, galleries, museums and other art market participants.