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Fish & Richardson P.C.

  • Designation: Boston
  • Head Count: 344
  • Gross Revenues: $362,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,055,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,305,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -13

Fish & Richardson is a Boston-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Fish & Richardson has 344 attorneys and is the 128th largest firm in the United States.  With $362,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 85th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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 85 -13 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 85 -13 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 128 -6 Lawyer head count
The A-List 37 -1 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

Aereo Bankruptcy Ends One Chapter, Starts Another

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 21, 2014

Five months after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Aereo's business model was in direct conflict with copyright law, the online television company announced Friday that it filed for bankruptcy protection. But Aereo says its lawyers still have plenty of work to do.

DOOSAN INFRACORE INTERNATIONAL: Rising Star

Mary Welch : Daily Report : November 20, 2014

Neither an Emory law degree nor a successful litigation record at Alston & Bird were enough for Courtney Fletcher to infiltrate the boys' club that was Doosan Group, a South Korean company that purchased the American farm equipment firm Bobcat Co. in 2007.

Atlanta Firms Among Top Scorers in LGBT Friendliness Survey

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 19, 2014

Law firms again led the top scorers in this year's Corporate Equality Index rating by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Of Atlanta's six largest firms, four scored 100 percent and two scored 90 percent in the rating, which measures how supportive the nation's top law firms and corporations are of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

The 2014 Appellate Hot List

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

We've identified 20 firms with outstanding achievements before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit courts and state courts of last resort.

Plaintiff Lawyer: Feds Brought Knife to Gun Fight

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : November 17, 2014

In a response filed Nov. 11, the federal government objected to the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and individual plaintiffs motion for a summary judgment.

Fish & Richardson

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Bingham, Edwards Wildman Partners Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Bingham McCutchen lawyers head for the exits; Kirkland & Ellis hires again from Covington & Burling; a quick turnaround for two Quinn Emanuel litigators; government roles beckon some big firm partners and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

King & Spalding Boosts Marketing to Women in IP

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : November 13, 2014

King & Spalding's female intellectual property partners are banding together to market the firm to their in-house counterparts, part of a broader effort by law firms to make inroads into the shrinking intellectual property legal market.

Plaintiff Lawyer: Feds Brought Knife to Gun Fight

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : November 12, 2014

In a response filed Nov. 11, the federal government objected to the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and individual plaintiffs motion for a summary judgment.

Intel Short Circuits Networking Patent Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 10, 2014

Judge Claudia Wilken handed the chipmaker and a host of technology companies a complete win on summary judgment.

Covington Nabs MoFo Financial Services Pro, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2014

Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Office Market Shifting Back in Favor of Landlord

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 06, 2014

The Atlanta office space market is tightening after a strong tenant's market since 2009. Rents are inching up and vacancy rates are shrinking in the central business district, where the city's largest firms are located.

Patent Litigation Shows No Signs of Going Out of Style

Lisa Shuchman : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

The number of suits keeps rising, with Fish & Richardson topping our law firm rankings for the most cases handled.

Apple Defeats NPE in San Jose Patent Trial

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : October 22, 2014

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh had barred Apple's lawyers from using the phrase "patent troll" at trial.

2014 Patent Litigation Survey

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : October 22, 2014

Patent trolls continue to up the lawsuit count as companies fight back. Which means plenty of work for the law firms chosen to file or defend patent suits.

Circuit Judges Push to Review Law on Willful Infringement

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 22, 2014

In light of recent Supreme Court rulings on fee-shifting, Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen O'Malley said its time to reexamine the requirements for enhanced damages.

Entry-Level Pay for Big Law in Atlanta Flat Since Recession

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 17, 2014

Five years after big firms slashed associate pay in response to the recession, the market rate for their first-year associates in Atlanta is still $135,000.

IPRs Shift the Patent-Lit Playing Field

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 17, 2014

Pure litigation shops, like Clement Roberts' Durie Tangri, need to partner with PTO practitioners for what's become a team sport.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Verdicts Hall Of Fame Winners Announced

: Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

Texas Lawyer's business department, in conjunction with our sister publication VerdictSearch, is pleased to announce the law firms that will be honored at our annual Verdicts Hall of Fame reception and dinner on Nov. 20 at the Tower Club in downtown Dallas.

'Alice' Casts Ripples Through Courts, Shakes Up Investors

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 10, 2014

Patent litigation has slowed, investors are spooked and biotech patents are in the crosshairs.

Shut Out in Court, SAP Inks Deal To End Versata Patent Woes

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : October 07, 2014

After fighting for three years to undo a $391 million patent infringement verdict it lost to Versata Software Inc., SAP AG has finally thrown in the towel.

The End of the Rambo Boys: John Bickel joins Fish & Richardson

John Council : Texas Lawyer : October 06, 2014

Bickel, who founded Bickel & Brewer 30 years ago with William A. Brewer III, earned the "Rambo" moniker with his former law partner after articles about their aggressive litigation tactics were featured in Texas Lawyer and The Dallas Morning News.

DietGoal Can't Escape Invalidity Ruling in Texas Patent Cases

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : October 06, 2014

DietGoal Innovations tried to keep a batch of Texas patent lawsuits alive by attacking a New York ruling killing off the company's patent. But despite drawing a visiting appeals judge in the Texas case, DietGoal's bid to challenge the New York decision will have to wait.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 06, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Apple Fights to Cap Damages as iPad Patent Trial Looms

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : October 01, 2014

Two weeks after an appeals court tossed VirnetX Inc.'s $368 million patent infringement verdict against Apple, the company's lawyers are hoping the ruling will limit its liability in another case that's now on the verge of trial.

Women Find a Way Back Into Big Law Careers

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

The OnRamp Fellowship, which places women who have been out of the profession for at least three years into one-year positions paying $125,000 at large firms, represents a small step toward changing the perception that major law firms are not places where women or minorities thrive.

Honda Wins Ruling That Patent Plaintiff Deceived the PTO

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : September 28, 2014

Nine years after first filing a patent infringement suit against Honda, attorneys at Baker Botts have again failed to shake a ruling that their client duped the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in order to obtain its patents.

Bingham Starts Hiring Again, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 27, 2014

After months of partner departures, Bingham McCutchen has dipped into the lateral market to make some hires of its own by bringing on an energy partner in Washington, D.C., and a senior counsel in San Francisco. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The End of the Rambo Boys: John Bickel Joins Fish & Richardson

John Council : Texas Lawyer : September 26, 2014

Bickel, who founded Bickel & Brewer 30 years ago with William A. Brewer III, earned the "Rambo" moniker with his former law partner after articles about their aggressive litigation tactics were featured in Texas Lawyer and The Dallas Morning News.