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Fish & Richardson P.C.

  • Designation: Boston
  • Head Count: 359
  • Gross Revenues: $401,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,115,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,485,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 3

Fish & Richardson is a national firm with eleven office locations including Boston and New York. On The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of firms based on revenue, the firm was ranked in 70th place with $383,500,000 in gross annual revenue in 2010. With respect to size, the firm placed 122nd on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings with 356 attorneys. The firm also ranked 88th on the 2011 Global 100 survey. Fish & Richardson specializes in intellectual property, complex litigation, and technology law.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 72 3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 72 3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 123 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 41 -8 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 101 -30 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 38 -2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 24 10 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 76 -56 Summer programs

In the News

In-House Counsel Profile: Adobe Systems Inc.'s Mike Dillon

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Mike Dillon joined Adobe in 2012, attracted by what he describes as its culture of creativity and openness. "I feel like one of the guys who goes to Reno and pulls the lever and hits five cherries," he said.

District Court Applies Chancery Precedent to Dismiss Compensation Suits

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 19, 2014

The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware applied Court of Chancery precedent to dismiss two shareholder lawsuits filed against the boards of ConocoPhillips Co. and Allergan Inc. In both cases, shareholders alleged that the corporations wasted resources by approving employee compensation plans, but the federal court dismissed the litigation because the shareholders had not made a demand on the board prior to initiating the lawsuits.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

The Churn: Akin, Simpson Add Houston Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

Akin picks up Baker & McKenzie's former North America oil and gas chair and Simpson hires an M&A partner from Baker Botts, both in Houston; Reed Smith welcomes two regulatory partners, in Chicago and Washington, D.C.; and K&L Gates lands new partners in Milan and Washington, D.C.

The Clients Are Real, the Pitches Are Just for Practice

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

In-house IP counsel from the likes of Apple, Cisco, Nike and Facebook teamed up to help junior women lawyers learn the art of selling themselves.

Microsoft Beats Sanction Ahead of Web Patent Trial

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2014

Two weeks before trial in a case alleging that Microsoft infringes a patent for Web browsing, Fish & Richardson won a ruling that nixes adverse inference findings against the company.

Can an Arbitrator Be Sued for Failing to Disclose Gifts From a Lawyer?

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 12, 2014

"If lawyers are allowed to wine and dine arbitrators [and not disclose that information], some pressure comes to bear," Susan Hays, an Austin solo who represents the plaintiffs in , told the court.

Week of Feb. 10

: Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Catherine H. Goodman and Cynthia L. Hill have become equity partners in Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller in Fort Worth. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

2013 LTN Innovation Awards

Fredric Lederer : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

Our latest innovation awards evidence the symbiosis of legal practice and technology.

2013 LTN Awards

Fredric Lederer : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

Our latest innovation awards evidence the symbiosis of legal practice and technology.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 22, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Fee Tracker: Apple's Bromwich Battle and More

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

The Am Law Daily tallies how much Am Law 200 firms are earning on a variety of engagements, from a Goodwin Procter partner serving as Apple's court-appointed monitor to Robins Kaplan's representation in a card-swipe class action to a Winston & Strawn partner's move in-house with a longtime client.

Supreme Court Snubs SAP Appeal of $391 Million Versata Win

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 21, 2014

According to Versata's lawyers at McKool Smith, the high court's decision in the long-running patent infringement case means SAP has just 15 days to pay up. SAP, however, may not see things that way.

Boston University Settles Bulk of Diode Patent Claims

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014

A lawyer for Boston University has informed two federal judges that it is in the process of settling cases with some two-dozen corporate defendants over a patent on light-emitting diodes.

Litigator of the Year: Juanita Brooks

: The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

In 2000, after 23 years of specializing in criminal defense, Fish & Richardson's Brooks switched to patent litigation. Despite having no technical background, she has become a titan of the patent bar.

How We Picked The Litigation Department of the Year Winners

Robin Sparkman : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

The American Lawyer's Editor In Chief explains who won the Litigation Department of the Year competition and why.

IP Cases From 2013 That Are Worth Bragging About

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 02, 2014

It's worth looking back at some of the decisions that got the IP bar buzzing in 2013. Although the list is far from definitive, here are a handful of cases that had winning lawyers popping champagne corks early.

Finalist, Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year: Winston & Strawn

Lisa Shuchman : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

Winston won a $1 billion jury 
verdict for Monsanto, but that's just a taste of what the firm's IP litigators can do.

Finalist, Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year: Fish & Richardson

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

They aren't just ubiquitous—Fish handled 20 percent of all U.S. patent cases tried to verdict in 2012—they're successful too.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Cover Story: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : January 01, 2014

While the U.S. economy struggled to return to health over the last two years, big-ticket litigation was clearly a countercyclical buffer. And these litigators at The Am Law 200 were front and center.

Intellectual Property Cases Won in 2013 Worth Bragging About

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 31, 2013

It's worth looking back at some of the decisions that got the IP bar buzzing in 2013. Although the list is far from definitive, here are a handful of cases that had winning lawyers popping champagne corks early.

JPMorgan's Legal Tab Ticks Up as Feds Bust Big Banks

Jenna Greene and Mike Scarcella : The National Law Journal : January 30, 2013

Federal securities regulators ended 2013 on a losing streak in court, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — finally — has a leader.

Marketing, E-Discovery Among Shifts in the Practice of Law

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 18, 2013

Diversity, e-discovery and increased marketing of services are among the ways in which the practice of law has changed over the past 15 years, practitioners say. The marketing and e-discovery increases are a response to increased competition for clients and pressure to reduce costs.

What Lone Star State Litigators Learned in 2013

: Texas Lawyer : January 16, 2013

Texas Lawyer reporter Miriam Rozen emailed litigators around the state two questions to ponder about the year gone by: What was the most challenging litigation you worked on this year? What did you learn new this year about litigating?

Hearst Appeals Ruling in Favor of Internet Competitor

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2013

A Hearst Corp. subsidiary's challenge to a Boston federal judge's refusal to slap an injunction on Aereo continues a copyright war between broadcasters and the Internet television distributor.

Hearst Appeals Ruling in Favor of Internet Competitor

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2013

Hearst Appeals Ruling in Favor of Internet Competitor

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2013

A Hearst Corp. subsidiary's challenge to a Boston federal judge's refusal to slap an injunction on Aereo Inc. continues a copyright war between broadcasters and the Internet television distributor.

Litigation Dept. of the Year: Honorable Mention Morrison & Foerster

Vitaly Gashpar : The Recorder : January 06, 2013

Judge Knocks Out Damages Expert in Suit Against Facebook

Jan Wolfe : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2013

One week before trial, a judge in Virginia has disqualified a damages expert proffered by Rembrandt Social Media, a nonpracticing entity that accuses Facebook of infringing two of its patents.

Judge Knocks Out Damages Expert in Suit Against Facebook

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 04, 2013

Big Suits

: The American Lawyer : January 01, 2013

Lawrence E. Jaffe Pension Plan v. Household International In re Tobacco Cases II SEC v. Cuban Activision v. Hayes

Sidley Subs Out of Merck Patent Fight

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 13, 2013

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2013

Shook, Hardy & Bacon opens a Seattle office with Microsoft's former chief patent counsel; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher hires a Department of Justice veteran; and a former U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona joins Steptoe & Johnson. .

Goodwin Nets Patent Partner From Fish & Richardson

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 05, 2013

Beyond High Tech

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

The 2013 Patent Litigation Survey

Fish Partner Talks About the Strategy Behind Mark Cuban's Win Against the SEC

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 23, 2013

In person, billionaire Mark Cuban stands taller and seems calmer than most TV viewers would guess. That disparity between his reputation and reality helped the Dallas Mavericks owner beat the government in court earlier this month, says his lawyer Tom Melsheimer.

Fish, Finnegan Top 2013 Patent Litigation Survey

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 21, 2013

The 2013 Patent Litigation Survey

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 21, 2013

The high stakes that companies faced, and the constant barrage of suits, kept law firms' patent practices busy, according to results from our "2013 Patent Litigation Survey," which ranks law firms according to how many federal district court patent suits they handled in 2012.