London Fischer Launches National Strategic Risk & Complex Litigation Practice

September 19, 2023

NEW YORK--In response to the increasing frequency of high-stakes business litigation, New York-based national legal defense firm London Fischer LLP is establishing a new Strategic Risk & Complex Litigation Practice Group co-led by nationally recognized trial attorney John J. McDonough and Senior Partner Anthony F. Tagliagambe, a longtime member of the firm.

This practice group will continue handling high value complex cases in coordination with London Fischer’s specialized litigation practices of toxic torts, products liability, professional liability, insurance and reinsurance, cyber liability, and construction accidents, defects, claims, and subrogation.  All these litigation practices handle multi-district litigation throughout the United States.

“The unprecedented growth in the size of liability verdicts against insurers, corporations and high-net-worth individuals requires a top-notch legal defense supported by experienced attorney and paralegal teams,” said Bud London, founding partner of London Fischer. “Our new Strategic Risk & Complex Litigation Practice Group will provide the solution-based prowess needed to resolve complex legal disputes early on to avoid costly, protracted litigation, or to streamline the defense if a trial does become necessary.”

McDonough is an ALM New York Top-Rated Lawyer, a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent attorney, and Fellow in the invitation-only Litigation Counsel of America. He is also the former president of the Defense Association of New York and a current member of the Products Liability Advisory Council, a prestigious organization of leading manufacturers and top product liability defense counsel.

Zurich US National Accounts Chief Paul Lavelle said: “I’ve known John for more than 30 years. He is recognized as the ‘go-to defense lawyer’ who is results-driven, tenacious and forthright. John will enhance any service that London Fischer offers to clients. There’s no case too big for him and no region in the country where he doesn’t play well. He’s the kind of lawyer that plaintiffs’ lawyers hate to go up against.”

Tagliagambe is a designated New York “Super Lawyer”, a Top-Rated AV attorney by Martindale, and is listed among the Best Lawyers in New York City.  

With over 100 attorneys in New York, California, and Florida, London Fischer has a national reputation for the successful management of and/or trials of complex litigation in a specialized number of industries, including insurance, construction, products manufacturing, entertainment and transportation.


For more information or to arrange an interview, contact: Joanne Wojcik at or 720-273-3939.