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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

How Not to Screw Up Tech Installations

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 19, 2014

Bread, cheese, and communication are part of the equation.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2014

Personnel changes at Washington-area law firms.

Rising Stars 2014: Noah Graubart | 35

Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 18, 2014

When Noah Graubart started working as a patent attorney at Fish & Richardson, he had to explain to friends what exactly he did. Today, even his grandmother understands patent trolls.

Judge Nixes Facebook Fee Bid in Rembrandt Patent Fight

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 12, 2014

Facebook Inc. and its lawyers at Cooley have lost their bid to recover attorney fees from Rembrandt Social Media, the nonpracticing entity they slayed at trial in June.

Texas High Court Denies Review of Suit Against Arbitrator, Lawyers

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 11, 2014

Susan Hays, an Austin solo who represents the plaintiffs in the case, said the high court's denial of review was "unfortunate" and believes the lower court rulings in the case "open the door" to concealment by "bad actor" arbitrators.

The Churn: Pepper Hamilton Partner Returns to Public Service, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Pepper Hamilton partner heads to the NYPD; Weil, Gotshal & Manges snags prominent bankruptcy partner from Kirkland & Ellis; and Shook, Hardy & Bacon brings aboard Gavel Babble columnist in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

IP Firm Novak Druce Opens Phila. Office, Supporting Wilm. Presence

Jeff Mordock and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Delaware Law Weekly : January 06, 2014

Intellectual property boutique Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg has expanded into Philadelphia, opening the Houston-based firm's ninth office.

Texas High Court Denies Review of Suit Against Arbitrator, Lawyers

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 04, 2014

Susan Hays, an Austin solo who represents the plaintiffs in the case, said the high court's denial of review was "unfortunate" and believes the lower court rulings in the case "open the door" to concealment by "bad actor" arbitrators.

Inadmissible: 2014 Winning Women

: Texas Lawyer : January 04, 2014

L'Etat C'est ... An East Texas Patent Plaintiff?

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 04, 2014

State-sponsored France Brevets and its lawyers at McKool Smith won a fight over their preferred U.S. battleground, persuading a judge to keep a patent infringement suit against HTC and LG Electronics in the plaintiffs-friendly Eastern District of Texas.

Novak Druce Opens Philadelphia Office

Jeff Mordock and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : The Legal Intelligencer : January 01, 2014

Intellectual property boutique Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg has expanded into Philadelphia, opening the Houston-based firm's ninth office.

Claims Against Clairol by N.J. Salon Owner Dismissed

Jennifer Genova, Lisa Shuchman and Andrew Ramonas : New Jersey Law Journal : January 01, 2014

U.S. District Judge Jose Linares has granted Clairol's motion to dismiss a personal injury lawsuit lodged against it by a New Jersey salon owner and her customers, but is giving the plaintiffs through August to "correct the pleading deficiencies" in an amended complaint.

Dialysis Defendant Objects to 'Adverse Event' Discovery

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : January 30, 2014

An operator of dialysis clinic argues it should not have to produce hard copies of information about “adverse events” involving its patients because it would require searching records at 2,100 clinics with a client base of 170,000 patients in 2013.

Settlement Ends Long-Rolling Skee-Ball TM Dispute

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 29, 2014

An intellectual property fight over the arcade game Skee-Ball has ended with a settlement and licensing agreement enabling the "Brewskee-Ball" league to continue its bar tourneys.

Texas Lawyer Announces Its Winning Women of 2014

Heather D. Nevitt : Texas Lawyer : January 29, 2014

We read each of the nearly 150 nominations we received and then conducted our own research to arrive at this list of 20 Winning Women and a lifetime achiever.

VOIR DIRE: Yada Yada Yada

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

A New York state court threw out a defamation suit by Kenny Kramer — the inspiration for the "Seinfeld" ­television show character Cosmo Kramer — against a ­former show writer and guest whose book dissed Kramer's "Seinfeld"-based bus tours. Plus: a lamentable situation in this week's column.

iRobot Corp.

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Donato Touches Patent Hot Spot in Sex-Toy Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 18, 2014

U.S. District Judge James Donato stayed litigation between two manufacturers of personal massagers pending inter partes review.

Apple, LG Beat Back Appeal in $180 Million Patent Row

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 17, 2014

Apple, LG Beat Back Appeal in $180 Million Patent Row

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 17, 2014

The decision by the Federal Circuit comes just one week after oral arguments that pitted the smartphone makers' heavyweight lawyers at Fish & Richardson and Jones Day against equally formidable counsel from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

Newsmakers: Week of July 14

: Texas Lawyer : January 14, 2014

Robert A. Jacobson, a tax attorney, has joined Bracewell & Giuliani in Houston as a partner.

Quinn's Sullivan Faces Tough Audience in Video Patent Appeal

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 14, 2014

In a Federal Circuit showdown between Alcatel-Lucent and Apple, veteran litigator Kathleen Sullivan found herself arguing a patent law precedent to the judge who wrote the dissent.

Replacing Rader: Sizing up the Short List for the Federal Circuit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

PTO Deputy Director Michelle Lee, a former Google lawyer, is an oft-mentioned candidate—and one who would add Silicon Valley perspective to the influential patent court.

Replacing Rader: The Short List for the Federal Circuit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

PTO Deputy Director Michelle Lee, a former Google lawyer, is an oft-mentioned candidate—and one who would add Silicon Valley perspective to the influential patent court.

Judge Halts Litigation Blitz Over Diet Planning Patent

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 10, 2014

For three years, the patent holder DietGoal Innovations has sued dozens of food and media companies all over the country, alleging infringment of its patent for a system of computerized meal planning—a patent Southern District Judge Paul Engelmayer now says is invalid.

More IP Work Going In-house, Less to Outside Firms

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 08, 2014

In-house counsel have gotten a lot more savvy about intellectual property, and law firms should not expect IP to be a growing source of revenue.

Judge Stomps Litigation Blitz Over Diet Planning Patent

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 08, 2014

For three years the patent holder DietGoal Innovations has hounded dozens of food and media companies in courts all over the country, alleging that everyone from NBCUniversal's Bravo Media unit to Dunkin' Donuts infringed its patent for a system of computerized meal planning.

One of a Kind

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

There's nothing quite like it—does that mean the name can't be trademarked?

Week of June 30

: Texas Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Cassie Stinson has been named a shareholder in BoyarMiller in Houston.

For Aereo, a Failure of Innovation Through Litigation

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2014

For Aereo's lawyers, the company's copyright battle with the television broadcast industry both epitomized bet-the-company litigation and turned the formula inside out.