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Fish & Richardson P.C.

  • Designation: Boston
  • Head Count: 345
  • Gross Revenues: $357,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,035,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,210,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Fish & Richardson is a Boston-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Fish & Richardson has 345 attorneys and is the 125th largest firm in the United States.  With $357,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 88th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2012 Global 100 survey, Fish & Richardson ranked as the 93rd highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, GA, MA, MN, NY and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 88 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 88 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 128 -6 Lawyer head count
The A-List 38 -2 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 106 18 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 35 3 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 24 10 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 76 -56 Summer programs

In the News

25 Firms in Atlanta Achieve Perfect Score on LGBT Equality Ranking

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 24, 2015

The 2015 Appellate Hot List: Winning Big Cases, Changing the Law

: The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

The 20 firms on these pages represent appellate advocacy at its strongest.

Fish & Richardson

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

Fish & Richardson likes a dual perspective on appeal. It commonly uses the firm lawyer who ran the trial to present oral arguments — with the help of a fresh take from at least one attorney in the firm's appellate practice.

Prosecutors Deny Paxton's Accusations, Defend Judge

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : November 16, 2015

The special prosecutors in Ken Paxton's criminal case claim that the attorney general has accused them and the original judge in the case of misconduct in an effort to cast himself as a victim and the prosecutors as the bad guys.

Wilson Elser Expands in Texas, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 11, 2015

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker is the latest big firm to bet on the Lone Star State with an 11-lawyer team from Lewis Brisbois; Shearman & Sterling snags an IP trio from Kenyon & Kenyon; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Federal Circuit Splinters Over Patent Board's Picky Ways

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 04, 2015

Decisions to take up some claims but not others has made patent system "worse than it was before," Judge Pauline Newman said Tuesday.

Patent Litigation Will Never Be the Same Again

Lisa Shuchman : Texas Lawyer : November 02, 2015

Patent litigation isn't what it used to be. Monumental changes to U.S. patent law have changed the rules of the litigation game.

A Holland & Knight Partner Heads to Cambodia, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : November 02, 2015

A United Nations war crimes tribunal for former members of the Khmer Rouge reels in a Holland & Knight partner; Kilpatrick Townsend sets up shop in Texas; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

IP Litigation Spotlight: Changing the Rules

Lisa Shuchman : The American Lawyer : November 01, 2015

New legislation, new regulator, new decisions: Change is the one constant in the IP scrum.

Feds Name Compliance Expert Bart Schwartz as GM's Monitor

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : October 31, 2015

General Motors Co. general counsel Craig Glidden has welcomed a new federal monitor to oversee the company's compliance with its deferred prosecution agreement (DPA), while adding another new job responsibility to the GC office.

Patent Litigation Will Never Be the Same Again

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : October 26, 2015

The practice has been changed forever. A lot of lawyers preferred the old way.

The Best Law Firm for Patent Litigation Right Now Is …

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : October 26, 2015

What law firm has the top patent litigation practice? It depends on how you measure it, but new data from Lit Daily affiliate Corporate Counsel suggests one possible answer. When you factor in other surveys, though, it's not so clear-cut.

Hedge Fund Hires From Davis Polk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 25, 2015

Stone Ridge Asset Management recruits a Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner to be its new head of legal; McKenna Long's former cybsecurity co-chair finds a new home; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Paxton Recuses Himself From Some AG's Office Duties

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : October 21, 2015

Since he was indicted for alleged securities law violations, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has recused himself from some of his duties and has delegated his authority to his second-in-command.

GM Hires From Outside to Beef Up Litigation, Mend Fences With Feds

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : October 21, 2015

General Motors Tuesday announced the hiring of two high-powered deputy general counsel as it fills the void left by lawyers ousted during its ignition switch scandal last year.

Chancery Court Dismisses Microsoft's Claims for Lack of Jurisdiction

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : October 21, 2015

In an opinion following post-trial arguments, the Delaware Court of Chancery last week dismissed with prejudice shareholder derivative claims brought by Microsoft Corp. against the CEO of a British Virgin Islands company, saying the court lacked personal jurisdiction under Delaware's long-arm statute.

What a Week for Laterals—A Look at the Most Interesting Moves

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : October 21, 2015

Conventional wisdom has it that the fourth quarter is slow for lateral moves—partners are supposed to hunker down and wait for the end of the year. But in the past week, we at the Lit Daily have been struck by a number of notable lateral moves. Here's a look at the most interesting among them, and what they tell us about the market.

Supreme Court Adds Patent Infringement Cases to Docket

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : October 19, 2015

Until Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court's docket for the new term was devoid of its usually steady flow of intellectual property cases. The justices ended the dry spell by granting review in two patent disputes arising from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, both of which could establish the standard for awarding enhanced damages in cases of willful infringement.

Cybersecurity 'Is a Boardroom Issue'

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 16, 2015

A Q&A with Fish & Richardson partner and former DHS GC Gus Coldebella, co-author of a new guide to cybersecurity issues aimed at corporate officers and directors.

Go Track 'Alice'

John Council : Texas Lawyer : October 08, 2015

Since the U.S. Supreme Court issued Alice v. CLS Bank last year, the decision has hit the intellectual property world like a hurricane, causing federal courts to dismiss a whole host of patent infringement cases in which litigants lay claim to "abstract ideas."

IP Boutiques Adjust to Client Use of Patent Office Reviews

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : October 05, 2015

The trend of resolving patent disputes in the government's patent office, which costs a fraction of the price of litigation, has had an uneven effect on intellectual property practices across the country.

Gilstrap Dismisses 168 Patent Cases, Considers Attorney Fees

John Council : Texas Lawyer : September 28, 2015

The nation's busiest patent judge recently eliminated nearly 10 percent of his docket by ruling that a serial plaintiff's claims were not eligible for a patent. He will now consider whether the litigation amounts to an "exceptional case," which allows parties to receive attorney fees for defending baseless claims.

Kyle Bass Wins a Procedural Victory in Battle Against Big Pharma

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : September 28, 2015

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled Friday that Bass's drug patent challenges, part of a short-selling strategy in which he profits by driving down stock prices, are not an abuse of the inter partes review process because “profit is at the heart of nearly every patent and nearly every inter partes review.”

Supreme Court's Patent Plate Is Empty—For Now

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 25, 2015

After gorging itself on patent cases the last few years, IP lawyers figure the justices may want to push away from the table this term.

Additions to Paxton's Legal Team Speaks to Case's Complexity

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : September 25, 2015

Philip Hilder will become co-lead counsel, Heather Barbieri will serve as local counsel and Bill Mateja will consult the team on securities law issues. The new additions join the defense team of Dan Cogdell and Terri Moore.

Data Analytics Transforming Legal Industry

Bill Kenealy : New Jersey Law Journal : September 24, 2015

The current best-use cases for legal analytics are helping to simplify and expedite the workflow around research.

The National Law Journal, Connecticut Law Tribune Announce Boston Rising Stars

: The National Law Journal : September 23, 2015

Earlier this summer, the National Law Journal, collaborating with the Connecticut Law Tribune, solicited nominations for our Boston Rising Stars supplement, which features exemplary young lawyers in the Boston area.

Emory Law to Recognize Alums, Professor at Annual Awards Night

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 23, 2015

Emory University School of Law will hold its 2015 Alumni Awards on Friday evening at a reception and ceremony at the Tull Auditorium. This year, the law school is recognizing Thad Kodish, Sharon Israel, Reuben Guttman and C. Lash Harrison. It's also making a special faculty recognition to William Carney.

K&L Gates Grabs London Tax Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 22, 2015

After a few months of partner losses, K&L Gates has been on a hiring spree in September, but some firm lawyers continue to find new homes; Morgan Lewis lands a former NLRB member; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Data Analytics Transforming Legal Industry

By Bill Kenealy : Legaltech News : September 18, 2015

The current best-use cases for legal analytics are helping to simplify and expedite the workflow around research.