Leo S. Fisher
Senior Counsel
t: 703.525.4000
f: 703.525.2207


Leo Fisher maintains an active law practice spanning over 30 years representing businesses and their principals in employment and business litigation and providing advice on general corporate matters. His litigation practice is diverse but focuses on employment disputes, including defending employers from discrimination and wrongful discharge claims; covenants not to compete and other restrictive covenants; breach of fiduciary duties of officers and directors; misappropriation of corporate opportunities and the protection of proprietary information and trade secrets.

Leo also litigates disputes involving real estate ownership, development, and land-use. He represents owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in construction litigation and arbitration.

Leo has an active trademark practice prosecuting trademark applications before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and infringement litigation in state and federal courts.

In his corporate counseling practice, Leo counsels mid-size businesses and start-ups/growing companies on business formation strategies, financing plans, business disputes, business contracts and commercial transactions and general employment law matters including employment policies and procedures.

Beyond the Suit

Leo has been married for 38 years. He and his wife Sue share their home with two cats – Twist & Shout. Outside of the office, he enjoys playing tennis, traveling, reading and theater. Sue and Leo visited Berlin in October 1987.


  • Assisted a general contractor to overcome wrongful termination for cause and recover all costs, future profits and legal fees prior to arbitration hearing on the matter.
  • Represented professionals, senior executives and middle managers to develop an exit strategy to overcome non-compete and non-solicitation restrictions in employment agreements.

Reported Cases

Bar and Court Admissions

Virginia, 1981

District of Columbia, 1980

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


George Washington University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1980

Oberlin College, B.A., 1975

Awards and Honors

Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation, 2013 – 2023

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers in Employment Litigation: Defense, 2006-2008

Virginia Super Lawyers in Employment Litigation: Defense, 2006-2008

SmartCEO, Legal Elite, 2010

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell


Arlington County Bar Association

Virginia State Bar

District of Columbia Bar

Greater Washington Board of Trade (Member, Transportation Committee)


  • “Leave Management and Insurance Coverages: What Employers Need to Know about FMLA, ADA and GINA and How Your Insurances Are Affected”
    The Navy League Building, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, Wednesday, September 21, 2011


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