Hometown: Lima, Ohio
Family: Wife, one daughter, two sons
Hobbies: Pickleball, biking, golf, reading
Currently Reading: “Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice” By Bill Browder
Words to live by: “Having Light, We Pass It On To Others” (Wittenberg University)
Medical News: How’d you end up working at Bingham Greenebaum Doll?
Dan Fisher: I came to Bingham Greenebaum Doll (BGD) directly out of law school. BGD offered me the prospect of joining a prolific tax and corporate practice. While the job required me to move to Louisville, a city I knew very little about, I immediately saw that the city and BGD were welcoming and offered to my wife, Laura, and me a wonderful opportunity to pursue and advance our career goals and raise our family.
MN: So, what’s it like?
DF: Working at Bingham Greenebaum Doll is dynamic and intellectually rewarding. I have the privilege of working with people I respect, including the leaders of industries, and I have the opportunity to collaborate with other esteemed attorneys across multiple practices of law.
MN: How’s it different than you expected?
DF: BGD and the City of Louisville have both exceeded my expectations. I love the community and the environment it provides for nurturing my family, and have been able to be very active civically, including work with charities that serve developmentally-disabled individuals in our community. Louisville is home.
As for working at BGD, I have had unexpected, but positive, opportunities to work with a diverse client base across various industries. The national reach of our practice allows me to interact with leaders of businesses and industries across the United States.
MN: What’s been the hardest part?
DF: Finding the right mix of work, family, and personal wellness has been difficult occasionally, as being a professional requires dedication and commitment to the needs of my clients. I have found that taking care of my physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing is critical to my having the strength and endurance to help take care of my family, clients, and colleagues.
MN: If you had to choose a totally different career/path, what would it be?
DF: My original career path was towards being a pediatrician, before I made the final decision to become a lawyer. Ultimately, my natural inclination towards the health-care field led me to my position today.
MN: What are some particularly successful initiatives that you are most proud of?
DF: Outside of work, I am particularly proud of what I accomplished as the president of The Council on Developmental Disabilities, Inc. I was able to lead a capital campaign that gave the organization the opportunity to develop a new office building that was fully handicap accessible and highly visible to the community.
At Bingham Greenebaum Doll, I am proud of the continuing expansion and growth of our Health Care Practice Group. The opportunity to bring together attorneys across practice groups to serve the dynamic and ever-changing industry of healthcare has been an engaging and rewarding process.
MN: Tell me about your management style.
DF: I would say I am a collaborative leader. I have the unique privilege of leading a highly intelligent, driven and dynamic group of attorneys. As such, I find it is my job to empower them and help them further develop their skills and passions. I try to lead by example and be engaged in the projects my team is working on: delegating, providing feedback and lending a hand wherever necessary.
MN: What’s one piece of advice you remember most clearly?
DF: My father would often give two-pieces of advice that are related: “Don’t ever give up.” and “With change comes opportunity. You have to be able to adapt and change to be successful in life.”
MN: What do you consider your greatest achievement at BGD?
DF: It is hard to state a single, greatest achievement in my career. For me, the greatest achievement has been my continued ability to adapt my skills in order to represent companies across multiple, highly-regulated industries, such as the health care industry. However, I also take great pride in the opportunity my position gives me to help others succeed. Whether it be helping to mentor a colleague or helping structure a transaction for the future success of a business, I get a great deal of reward from seeing my work positively impact others.