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Fish & Richardson P.C.

  • Designation: Boston
  • Head Count: 338
  • Gross Revenues: $395,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,170,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,490,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 7

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 81 7 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 81 7 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

Gardere Wynne Sewell Adds Environmental Partner; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

Mary Alice Robins : Texas Lawyer : April 27, 2016

Laura Whiting has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell as an environmental partner in the firm's Dallas office. She will assist clients with all aspects of compliance and permitting for heavily regulated industry and real estate development.

In Presidential Legal Fee Race, Trump Beats Hillary

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016

The five remaining U.S. presidential candidates all have a need for outside counsel on the campaign trail, and not surprisingly it's the two frontrunners that have accrued the most in legal expenses.

Report: Who Won (and Lost) the Most Big-Ticket Trials in 2015

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 25, 2016

Big Law litigators love to boast that their firms are ready and willing to take cases to trial. So it's interesting to look at the top 100 verdicts of 2015 to see what firms are actually making good on their threats. The answer is probably not who you'd think.

A Huge IP Caseload Propels Growth at Fish & Richardson

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The firm's profits grew by 23 percent, while revenue per lawyer rose by 13 percent.

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.

The 2016 Am Law 100: Growth Slows for Big Law

: The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The American Lawyer's annual report on the nation's 100 top-grossing law firms. Full financial results, in-depth analysis, firm profiles, and more.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Cisco Patent Case Heads Toward Trial

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 13, 2016

Cisco Systems will have to defend against a patent infringement lawsuit after a Delaware federal judge on Monday denied the California-based technology company's summary judgment motions for invalidity and non-infringement.

Fish & Richardson Names New Delaware Managing Partner

Tom McParland : Delaware Law Weekly : April 13, 2016

The global patent and intellectual property firm Fish & Richardson announced last week that it has named Susan Morrison Coletti the managing principal of its Wilmington office.

Intellectual Property Litigators Launch Kent & Risley

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 12, 2016

Plenty of small intellectual property boutiques handle patent and trademark prosecution, but a two-lawyer IP litigation shop is more rare. Dan Kent and Steve Risley, both experienced IP litigators, have started just such a shop, Kent & Risley.

No Rubber Stamp From ITC in Cisco-Arista IP Fight

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 12, 2016

The commission will review an administrative law judge's finding that Arista Networks infringes Cisco networking patents.

Fish Scores Total Reversal on Appeal of Patent 'Death Squad' Decision

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 10, 2016

They call it the death squad, where patents go to die. But that doesn't mean the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board always gets it right.

Spring Forward: What Top Litigator Lateral Moves Tell Us About the Market

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 05, 2016

Demand for litigators seems to be lagging behind corporate, regulatory and transactional specialists--consistent with predictions by some consultants earlier this year. So what do recent lateral moves tell us about the market for litigators?

'Alice' in Patentland: Turning Point for Patent Litigation

John Council : Texas Lawyer : April 04, 2016

Two years ago, Rob Hunter was served with the kind of intellectual property lawsuit that terrifies seasoned corporate general counsel. His company, Altec Industries, was sued for patent infringement in the Eastern District of Texas, dropping them straight into a plaintiff's fantasy world of litigation where jury awards are huge and judges rarely dismiss claims on summary judgment.

$6M in Attorney Fees Awarded to Chicago Board Options Exchange

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : March 31, 2016

Fish & Richardson attorneys already helped Chicago Board of Options Exchange Inc. beat back a patent infringement case from a rival exchange. Now they've won their client more than $6 million in attorney fees.

K&L Gates Advises Bill Gates on Florida Mansion Deal

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Bill Gates turned to the firm that bears his father's name to buy a multimillion-dollar property in a Florida equestrian's paradise.

Merck Aims at Bigger Piece of Gilead Revenues

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 28, 2016

Fresh off a $200 million win, Merck's lawyers at Williams & Connolly are seeking hundreds of millions in supplemental damages and ongoing royalties.

Jury Hands Merck $200 Million in Fight With Gilead

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 24, 2016

The sizeable verdict is a fraction of Merck's demand in a feud over patents for the treatment of hepatitis C.

Sheppard Brings on IP Partner With China Practice

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 24, 2016

Weiguo "Will" Chen joins the firm's Palo Alto office from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner.

PTAB Draws Fire From Federal Circuit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 23, 2016

While the court backed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in a 2-1 ruling, Judge Jimmie Reyna went on the attack.

Merck Wins Patent Battle Over Hepatitis C Drugs

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 23, 2016

As the case moves on to a damages phase, lawyers for Merck & Co. Inc. will push for a 10 percent cut of sales on Gilead Sciences Inc.'s blockbuster drug sofosbuvir.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : March 21, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Pennsylvania Firms Surpassing Expectations for Revenue, Profit

Gina Passarella 
and Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : March 11, 2016

Demand for legal services has ­remained tight in the past few years and consultants predicted law firms would see an average of less than 5 percent growth in revenue for 2015. But many firms have far outpaced that figure, including a number of Pennsylvania firms that had record years last year.

Gilead Opens Trial Over $20 Billion Drug

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 07, 2016

Fish & Richardson partner Juanita Brooks told jurors Monday that it was a company purchased by Gilead, not Merck, that perfected the compound that cures hepatitis C.


: The National Law Journal : March 07, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Windy City Welcomes Two Midsize Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 07, 2016

K&L Gates and Sidley Austin disgorge partners to new Chicago offices for other firms; a bevy of moves at legal giants Baker & McKenzie and Norton Rose Fulbright; Schulte Roth bolts on a broker-dealer group; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Kirkland Notches a Quirky Win in a Quirky Forum

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : March 02, 2016

“The most interesting case I've ever seen.” That's how U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge Thomas Pender described a fight over cutting-edge battery technology. But the best moments of the hearing came when the plainspoken judge called it like he saw it.

As High Court Faces Bevy of Abortion Briefs, New Challenge Awaits

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : February 29, 2016

Even as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments Wednesday in its most significant abortion case in nearly nine years, a reminder of battles still being fought in the states arrived last week at the high court from, once again, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Facebook Patent Win Survives Delicate Appeal

Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 25, 2016

The Federal Circuit on Thursday upheld the judgment without getting into a conflict between the district court and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on patent validity.

Bill Mateja Joins Polsinelli in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 22, 2016

William Mateja, a lawyer for Texas AG Ken Paxton, said he can grow his health care fraud and abuse practice at Polsinelli because it has a "whole stable" of health care clients.