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MOFO LITIGATOR FISHER JOINS HUSBAND’S FIRM After 28 years at Morrison & Forester, litigator Kathleen Fisher is leaving to join her husband’s plaintiffs firm in Oakland. “It’s really just wanting to represent more Davids and fewer Goliaths,” Fisher said of her decision to make a career change. “I’d like to find out what it’s like and maybe joust at windmills and be a Robin Hood instead of the sheriff.” Fisher will join the Sinclair Law Office on March 31, becoming the third lawyer at the firm. Her husband, Andrew Thomas Sinclair Jr., founded the shop in 1976 after graduating from law school, and their daughter, Maya Sinclair, joined him five years ago after she graduated from her parents’ alma mater, UC-Davis’ King Hall School of Law. The Sinclair firm does mainly labor and employment cases, frequently representing professors in tenure disputes with the University of California. Fisher said she would continue to serve as general counsel to Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation. Fisher has been at MoFo her entire career. She joined the firm in 1976 and became partner in 1982. She served as managing partner of the San Francisco office from 1988 to 1991 and also had a three-year stint as national chair of the firm’s litigation department. Fisher said that for the past several years most of her cases have been in the Pacific Rim. She just settled a lender liability case for EIE Guam Corp., the owner of the Hyatt Regency hotel on the island. She represented Mitsubishi Corp., which along with the Japanese government and other Japanese companies, was sued for reparations by WWII prisoners of war. She also represented the estate of the late Larry Hillblom, founder of DHL Worldwide Express air carrier service, in litigation with Hillblom’s trust and heirs over how to divide his $500 million estate. Fisher at one point was suspended from the case over allegations of wrongdoing by opposing counsel. The Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands cleared Fisher and the firm of any violations four years ago. — Brenda Sandburg

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