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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

Houston, We Have a Religious Freedom Problem

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : February 10, 2016

Some are calling it political correctness “gone mad”: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has prohibited a group of Christian employees from writing “Jesus” in a newsletter. Did NASA's legal department make the right call?

Coin Toss Decides Which Advocate Will Argue Key Patent Case

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : February 10, 2016

When Carter Phillips and Seth Waxman, two titans of the U.S. Supreme Court bar, both want to argue the same side of a case, what are you going to do? You do what the National Football League does every game: flip a coin.

From Innovators to Decision Makers, 7 LTNY Sessions on the State of Legaltech

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : February 10, 2016

In these LTNY sessions, experts convey the essence of the legal technology world and discuss what trends are still to come.

Troutman Sanders Posts 'Eye-Popping' Year

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 04, 2016

Troutman Sanders had a blockbuster year in 2015, reporting $468.5 million in revenue, up 11 percent, and net income of $180.8 million, up 14 percent. Profit per equity partner jumped from $805,000 to $970,000—after a $55,000 increase in 2014.

Clouds, Start-Ups, Privacy Issues and Blockchains: Is This the Future of Legal Tech?

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : February 04, 2016

A Legaltech New York Panel discussed what the future tech is on the horizon for the legal industry—and what complex issues are likely to remain unsolved.

Gilead Can't Escape Patent Trial Over Hep C Drugs

Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 02, 2016

U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman wants a jury to resolve whether Merck's patents are valid.

Cisco Cheers ITC Ruling Against Arista

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 02, 2016

In a company blog post, Cisco general counsel Mark Chandler said infringement finding marks "the beginning of the end for Arista's systemic copying."

Brant Stogner Named Partner in Houston-Based Abraham, Watkins; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

: Texas Lawyer : January 28, 2016

Brant J. Stogner, a trial lawyer, has been named a partner in Houston-based Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend.

Pillsbury Grabs Perkins Coie Patent Litigator

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 26, 2016

Jack Ko joins as a Shanghai partner from San Diego.

Arista Ups Ante in Feud With Cisco

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 26, 2016

The company, under fire from its larger rival, has hired a team from Wilson Sonsini and is pursuing antitrust claims.

Lawyer-Muckracker Targets Public Officials

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : January 20, 2016

One attorney who says he's a crusader and muckraker has brought the high-profile reprimand of a federal judge, an indictment of a former district attorney and a new criminal investigation into Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

15 Firms Announce New Partners in Atlanta and Other Georgia Offices

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 20, 2016

More firms are promoting lawyers to partner—and promoting more of them—than last year, based on the steady stream of partner promotion announcements the Daily Report has received this month.

Has the Eastern District's Patent Docket Peaked?

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 15, 2016

Leonard Davis, a former chief judge of the Eastern District, believes the region's enormous patent docket will likely decline after a huge year of filings in 2015.

Efforts to Cap Paxton Prosecutors' Fees Fail, So Far

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : January 08, 2016

The judge in Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's case has approved over $250,000 in payments to the special prosecutors for their pretrial work after denying the AG's efforts to cap the payments.

Finalist, Intellectual Property: Fish & Richardson

Lisa Shuchman : The American Lawyer : January 01, 2016

Fish & Richardson is omnipresent in the IP world—and it wins.

Trial Lawyers Brace for Blockbuster Cases in 2016

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : December 31, 2015

Billions of dollars—not to mention bragging rights—are at stake in cases set for trial against Facebook, Google, Uber and others.

Arms Race: Law Firms and the Litigation Funding Boom

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : December 30, 2015

Deep-pocketed litigation funders are throwing investor dollars into lawsuits, raising questions about ethics and the specter of regulation.

Counting Down the Top Headlines of 2015

Recorder Editors : The Recorder : December 29, 2015

From Uber's accelerated hiring to the emails that seemed to stall Ellen Pao's case, we look back on the year's must-see headlines at the intersection of law, technology and business.


Charles Toutant, Lisa Shuchman and Ross Todd : New Jersey Law Journal : December 28, 2015

Crude Oil. You Belong (to) Me. Perfect Copy.

Gilstrap Slams Patent Plaintiff In Big Ruling

John Council : Texas Lawyer : December 23, 2015

As the nation's busiest patent judge, U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap has reviewed thousands of infringement claims but had yet to find one that was so baseless it warranted forcing the plaintiff pay for the defendants' attorney fees. But now the Eastern District of Texas judge has found a litigant that's crossed the line.

Microsoft Escalates Patent War Over Word Perfect

Ross Todd : The Recorder : December 21, 2015

The company's legal team at Fish & Richardson says rival Corel "deliberately capitalized" on the success of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Meet the Winners: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

A repeat winner claims the top prize in The American Lawyer's Litigation Department of the Year contest, while three practice area winners, 11 finalists and six individual litigators are honored for outstanding successes in the hardest-fought cases.

Slideshow: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Meet the 15 firms and six individual litigators honored in The American Lawyer's biennial Litigation Department of the Year issue.

Judge: No Merit in Paxton's Dismissal Arguments

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : December 14, 2015

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's felony cases for alleged securities law violations will move forward after a judge rejected his 10 attempts to have his prosecution tossed out.

Lost IPR Imperils Facebook's Big Trial Win

Scott Graham : The Recorder : December 07, 2015

The Federal Circuit tried Monday to figure out what to do with a winning invalidity defense when a later inter partes review came out the other way.

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.