Feature Friday May 4, 2018


Feature Friday May 4, 2018

By clarkp

Welcome to Feature Friday

The ABA Health Law Section would like to take this time to introduce you to another one of our awesome members. This week we would like you to meet the Co-Chair of the Distance Learning Committee and the Vice-Chair of both the EMI Planning Committee and the Marketing Committee, Matt Fisher.

Matt is a Partner and Chair of the Health Law Group at Mirick O’Connell and he attended Suffolk University Law School. 

And now for the Feature Friday questions!

(Matt is pictured on the left, not to be confused with the gentleman on the right.)

Q: What do you like most about being a lawyer?  

Matt: I like constantly learning about new business ideas and developments from working with clients. There is no stop to the learning opportunities, including in areas that I would not necessarily have found for myself.

Q: Why health law?

Matt: I like health law because it is an essential part of society and has the opportunity to help many people. If I can make a project or idea come to fruition for a provider or someone helping the industry, then there can be a much larger and widespread impact than in many other areas. As with the general idea of learning, I also get to see many innovative concepts and help to find a place for them within the regulatory environment.

Q: What is one piece of advice that was given to you and has stuck with you?

Matt: If you do not enjoy what you are doing, then try something else. This was a lesson my parents taught and encouraged and one that I have followed. When you find something that you enjoy and are passionate about, then it becomes a lot easier.

Q: How do you define success?

Matt: I define success as being happy and content with what you are doing. That does not mean being content to stay still, but having goals in mind and working toward them. There is never a destination so much as an ongoing journey.

Q: If you were stuck on a desert island and could have 3 things with you, what would those 3 things be?

Matt: If I were stuck on a desert island I would want an e-reader with unlimited books and unlimited battery power, an unending supply of New England IPAs (preferably from Tree House), and my wife.

Q: Tell us three things that are on your bucket list.

Matt: People know some of these, but 3 things would be to visit Australia, to visit a brewery in every US state, and to see my kids have happy lives.

Q: What fictional world or place would you like to visit?

Matt: I want to visit the Cosmere and preferably as someone like Hoid. (**Editor’s Note- for those of you who are not familiar with Cosmere, google it. I did and now I wouldn’t mind going there either.)

Q: What is your favorite part about PLI?

Matt: This will be my first time attending PLI. Like all Health Law Section events though, I am looking forward to connecting with old friends and making new ones.


Big shoutout to Matt for being super awesome and participating in our second Feature Friday.

Join us for the Physicians Legal Issues Conference (PLI) on June 7-9 in Chicago. To find out more information, please visit: http://ow.ly/QOV530jcHcb

Get to know your ABA HLS Leaders. Look out for next week's #FeatureFriday and see who we will feature next!