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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

In Google-Apple Rivalry, a Conflict Not Easily Waived

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 17, 2015

Both companies spread out their work and demand loyalty, which can wall out would-be laterals.

Case Tests Whether Patent Rights Survive First Sale

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : April 16, 2015

A patent attorney spoke with The National Law Journal about what's at stake in the Federal Circuit's impending en banc hearing in Lexmark International v. Impression Products, testing a patent owner's right to control a patented item after selling it.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2015

J. Christopher Groobey spent 25 years in Big Law before heading for the high seas; Fried Frank makes more litigation hires; Latham & Watkins lures three from Sidley Austin; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Texas Federal Judge to Join Fish & Richardson

: Delaware Law Weekly : April 08, 2015

U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis of the Eastern District of Texas is set to join Fish & Richardson in May.

Federal Patent Lawsuit Filings Drop After Peak Year

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 07, 2015

Lex Machina's second annual Patent Litigation Year in Review reveals that the number of federal patent cases filed last year fell by 21 percent—from 6,082 cases in 2013 to 5,012 cases.

John Adkisson

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015

Fish & Richardson partner John Adkisson has helped protect 3M Co.'s core technology since 2001, handling high-stakes patent litigation involving ubiquitous products like Post-it notes and reflective sheeting used in road signs.

Leonard Davis to Join Fish & Richardson

John Council : Texas Lawyer : April 06, 2015

Davis, former chief judge of the Eastern District of Texas—the nation's busiest jurisdiction for patent cases—said it made sense to join one of the nation's busiest intellectual property law firms when he leaves the bench in May.

Counsel to Counsel in the Twin Cities

: The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015

The National Law Journal this week highlights lawyers who serve as outside counsel to some of the top in-house legal teams at companies based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Copyright and Trademark Lawyers Can Now Play 'Moneyball' on Lex Machina

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : April 02, 2015

Lex Machina's Legal Analytics software as a service analyzes copyright and trademark cases as well as patent and antitrust cases.

Eastern District Tops in Patent Cases, Damages

John Council : Texas Lawyer : April 01, 2015

"If jurors believe you have the white hat, they are generous to you," said Craig Tadlock of Plano's Tadlock Firm, which had the most open patent cases pending last year of all Texas-based law firms.

Sheppard Mullin Snags Babs' Second Cousin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2015

Adam Streisand, head of Loeb & Loeb's trusts and estates litigation group, is headed to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Hogan Lovells heads to Australia and hires a DLA Piper practice leader; Baker Botts bulks up in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Was 2014 The Twilight of the Patent Trolls?

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

The litigation ground shifted as contests between business competitors produced large verdicts.

Texas Judge Known for Patent Expertise Joining IP Firm

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : March 30, 2015

Judge Leonard Davis, the former chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, will step down from the bench in May and join the intellectual property law firm Fish & Richardson.

Former Eastern District Chief Judge Leonard Davis to Join Fish & Richardson

John Council : Texas Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Davis, former chief judge of the Eastern District of Texas—the nation's busiest jurisdiction for patent cases—said it made sense to join one of the nation's busiest intellectual property law firms when he leaves the bench in May.

Federal Circuit Won't Ease Willful Infringement Standard … For Now

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 23, 2015

In a dissent, Judge Kathleen O'Malley and Todd Hughes wrote district judges should have more discretion to award enhanced damages.

Ballard Spahr's Revenue Up 4.3 Percent

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 26, 2015

For Ballard Spahr, after seeing a slight decline in revenue in 2013, 2014 was about discipline. And it seemed to pay off, with the firm posting healthy gains in revenue and profits per equity partner.

Kilpatrick Townsend's PPP Spikes Due to Change in Equity Compensation System

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 25, 2015

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton had a good 2014, posting a solid 5.9 percent revenue increase of $411.5 million. Profit per partner (PPP) shot up from $700,000 to $925,000 because the firm changed its equity partnership structure at the beginning of the year.

Startups Occupy CodeX Pavilion at Legaltech

Jesse Londin : Law Technology News : February 17, 2015

Legaltech New York showcased new companies that may soon add to the disruption in legal services.

$540K in Damages Upheld Against Feds Over Korean War Stamp

Marcia Coyle : Legal Times : February 04, 2015

A federal appellate court on Wednesday affirmed more than half a million dollars in damages against the United States for its unauthorized use on a postage stamp of the distinctive copyrighted image of The Column in the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall.

To Cut Expenses, More Firms Are Opening Back Offices

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2015

A stumbling block for some has been the up-front costs; it can take four years to see a return on investment.

Littler Recruits Four Partners From Ogletree

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2015

Littler Mendelson, the nation's largest labor and employment firm, has recruited four shareholders from Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, the nation's second-largest labor and employment firm.

Microsoft Corp.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

The innovative approach that Microsoft Corp.'s legal department takes when working with outside counsel and its success in promoting diversity, juggling massive deals, handling litigation and assisting in product development place it in the top spot among Seattle's in-house legal departments.

After Long Careers, Am Law Luminaries Look to New Horizons

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2015

From Akin's John Dowd to Vinson & Elkins' Joe Dilg, the start of 2015 has led some lions of the bar to retire. Some, like Dilg, are leaving Am Law 100 life early to try their hand on the business side, while others, such as Baker Botts' Robert Jordan and McGuireWoods' Richard Lieberman, are preparing for book tours.

Kirkland Scores Again for Bard in $1.9 Billion Patent Fight

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : January 13, 2015

The firm cemented a hard-fought patent victory for client C. R. Bard on Tuesday, fending off the latest appeal in a case that's already cost rival medical device maker W.L. Gore $1.25 billion—and could cost it nearly $800 million more over the next five years.

Conflict Of Interest Is Alleged

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015

Randall Rader's sudden resignation from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit last June is playing a cameo role in a petition now before the U.S. Supreme Court on the duty of mediators to disclose conflicts of interest.

General-Service Firms Going Headhunting for IP Specialists

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015

General-service firms sharpened the competition in intellectual property law throughout 2014, hiring lawyers away from smaller firms and staking claims to an emerging practice area inside the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Rader's Resignation Cited in Ethics Dispute Before U.S. Supreme Court

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 07, 2015

Randall Rader's sudden resignation from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit last June is playing a cameo role in a petition now before the U.S. Supreme Court on the duty of mediators to disclose conflicts of interest.

The Big Boys Make $10 Million—How About You?

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

As rainmakers rake it in, there are implications for everyone working in Big Law, 
from other equity partners to back office workers, new data shows.

ITC Continues to Lose Steam as IP Forum

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : December 31, 2014

The number of intellectual property disputes filed at the International Trade Commission dropped slightly in 2014, with IP boutiques led by Fish & Richardson bringing many of the cases.