Bill Fisher, a Richmond Law professor since 2008, will be honored this year with the University of Richmond’s Distinguished Educator Award, which honors excellence in teaching.

Fisher came to Richmond Law after a career at Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, where he was a partner from 1987-2002. In the academic world, he also taught at Berkeley School of Law and Tulane Law School before joining the Richmond Law faculty, where he specializes in securities regulation, corporate law and governance, and small business organization and finance documentation.

Fisher has authored numerous articles on securities law topics, and his scholarship has appeared in the Emory Law JournalBYU Law ReviewPepperdine Law Review, and Business Lawyer, among other venues. Since 2002, Professor Fisher has also authored the Caselaw Developments section of the American Bar Association’s Annual Review of Federal Securities Regulation.

In the Richmond Law community, Professor Fisher is known for his enthusiasm for learning, his positive attitude, his humor in the classroom, and his exceptional insight into the field of corporate law. In addition, “Bill’s dedication – to his students and to the school – is truly outstanding,” said Dean Wendy Perdue.