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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

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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

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.

White & Case Opens Back Office in Tampa

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 26, 2014

Or perhaps it's a tax break. White & Case is the latest Am Law 100 firm to announce the opening of a global services center separate from its other offices. The legal giant, which grossed $1.44 billion last year, has moved 45 back-office staff positions to Tampa thanks to $300,000 in incentives from the Sunshine State.

Akin Loses Two, But Again Raids Bingham, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 23, 2014

Bingham McCutchen lost four more partners to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld this week in Hong Kong and London, as the former continues to pursue a potential merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. McCarter & English adds eight partners of its own through a merger, Jones Day hires another Latin American dealmaker and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Baker Donelson Seeks Two ATL Lawyers as Part of Program Aiding Women's Re-Entry to Law

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 23, 2014

Baker Donelson is one of 15 big law firms participating in a new fellowship to give women a bridge back to practicing law after taking a hiatus to raise children.

OnRamp Program Adds More Destinations

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 22, 2014

Eleven firms sign up, creating 50 new fellowships for women reentering the profession.

Christian Chu

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Lawyers Predict Next Move in Perry Case

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

Texas Lawyer asked three attorneys with longtime criminal law experience to analyze Gov. Rick Perry's application for pretrial writ of habeas corpus and predict what might happen next.

Winning Women: Natalie Arbaugh

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

Before turning 40, Natalie Arbaugh tried one of the most complex fraud cases in the history of Texas.

Meet Texas Lawyer's 2014 Winning Women

: Texas Lawyer : August 29, 2014

Don't mess with Texas women lawyers. That's the takeaway from a long list of accomplishments racked up by this group of outstanding female attorneys.

Chancery Court Applies to First-Filed Arbitration

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : August 27, 2014

In a case of first impression, the Delaware Court of Chancery applied the doctrine to dismiss a lawsuit filed by LG Electronics against a radio communications device manufacturer because the parties initiated arbitration before pursuing litigation in Delaware.

Lawyers: Perry's Dismissal Arguments Strong, But Unlikely to Succeed

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Texas Lawyer asked three attorneys with longtime criminal law experience to analyze Gov. Rick Perry's application for pretrial writ of habeas corpus and predict what might happen next.

Adam Kessel, 38

: The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

How Not to Screw Up Tech Installations

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : August 19, 2014

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

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

Personnel changes at Washington-area law firms.

Rising Stars 2014: Noah Graubart | 35

Mary Welch : Daily Report : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : August 04, 2014

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

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : July 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 : July 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 : July 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.