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Fish & Richardson P.C.

  • Designation: Boston
  • Head Count: 345
  • Gross Revenues: $357,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,035,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,210,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Fish & Richardson is a Boston-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Fish & Richardson has 345 attorneys and is the 125th largest firm in the United States.  With $357,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 88th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 88 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 88 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 128 -6 Lawyer head count
The A-List 38 -2 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

Fish & Richardson Wants $1.36M From Ex-Clients

John Council : Texas Lawyer : August 25, 2015

Lawyers from the large law firm are seeking to collect on an arbitration award in a big fee dispute—one the former clients won't pay because their new attorney believes it is "not meritorious at all."

Midlevel Associates: A Sunny Outlook in the West

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

West Coast midlevels tended to be happier than their East Coast counterparts.

Haynes and Boone Raids IP Boutique, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 16, 2015

With Mavrakakis Law Group's decision to return to Big Law, Haynes and Boone picked up eight boutique patent litigators and a new Chicago office packed with Kirkland & Ellis alums.

On the Move

: The Recorder : August 10, 2015

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

King & Spalding Is California Bound, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 09, 2015

Eight lawyers are leaving DLA Piper's outpost in Sacramento for King & Spalding; Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses two structured finance partners; more partnership changes at K&L Gates; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Mergers Shake Up List of Largest D.C. Law Offices

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : August 03, 2015

Covington & Burling, at the top of The National Law Journal's list of Wash­ington's largest firms for the second consecutive year, added about 15 total lawyers last year in a time when elite firms, especially ones that focus on litigation, find the most ability to expand in Washington.

Weil's IP Practice Proved to Be a Talent Hothouse

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

Sonal Mehta is the latest to leave a legendary litigation practice that at its peak counted 120 lawyers nationwide.

Judge Declines to Dismiss Claims Against Proskauer and Chadbourne

Anita Abedian : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The two firms, along with Greenberg Traurig and Hunton & Williams, are still fighting claims that they helped facilitate R. Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme.

The A-List: The Runners-Up

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The next tier of firms in our A-List rankings, and what they need to do to step up.

Jurisdiction Agreement Enforced Against Third-Party Beneficiary

Michael A. Riccardi : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 15, 2015

A company's status as an intended third-party beneficiary of a settlement agreement means that it can't get out of a provision in which Delaware jurisdiction was specifically selected, a federal judge in the District of Delaware has ruled.

Get Rich and Get Bill Brewer; Fiddy Taps Texas Litigator

Zoe Ferguson : The Am Law Daily : July 14, 2015

Curtis Jackson III, a rapper known as 50 Cent, has assembled a high-powered legal team as he files for personal bankruptcy protection in Connecticut following an adverse $5 million judgment against him in sex tape litigation.

Ocmulgee Circuit DA Announces Retirement After 34 Years of Service

Suzanne Monyak : Daily Report : July 07, 2015

After 34 years at the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, Ocmulgee District Attorney Fred Bright has announced his retirement because of health issues. His last day will be Aug. 31.

MoFo Hires Latham's M&A Co-Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 05, 2015

Latham & Watkins corporate partner Graeme Sloan in London joined Morrison & Foerster as co-chair of its M&A group; Covington & Burling brings back a high-profile former U.S. attorney general; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Stanford Ponzi Suit Continues for Chadbourne and Proskauer

Anita Abedian : The Litigation Daily : June 24, 2015

A Texas federal judge has allowed lawsuits to continue against Proskauer, Chadbourne and a former lawyer at the two firms over the roles they played representing convicted Ponzi scheme promoter R. Allen Stanford.

Allergan Sues Venture Fund Challenging Its Patent

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : June 23, 2015

Company says inter partes review filings targeting its glaucoma drug amount to extortion.

Top 10 Numbers From Our Special Report on Women

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : June 23, 2015

We've uncovered some sobering statistics in our special report on women in Big Law.

Federal Circuit Tightens Squeeze on Software Patents

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 16, 2015

En banc ruling Tuesday in 'Williamson v. Citrix' means more patents will be subject to statutory requirements for means-plus-function claims.

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 15, 2015

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

In-House Counsel Profile: Arista Networks Inc.'s Marc Taxay

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Asked what part of the job he likes best, he said, "Feeling like I'm a part of the team that's building a great company."

Big Law's Big Mac Move: Fish & Richardson Takes Over Food Court

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 08, 2015

Here's one option for the beleaguered fast-food industry: Close the burger joints and lease the space to law firms instead.

Anne Hathaway's Dad Joins Drinker Biddle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 07, 2015

Drinker Biddle & Reath adds a labor and employment partner with star power; Bryan Cave parts ways with a former senator; Greenberg Traurig grabs two former Dewey & LeBoeuf dealmakers; four firms raid Kirkland & Ellis; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

IP Litigator Jumps to Squire Patton Boggs

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 04, 2015

Tamara Fraizer specializes in digital health, medical devices and pharmaceutical patents.

There Go the Judge

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : June 01, 2015

Leaving a popular patent trial court, a judge lands at a powerhouse firm.

Fish & Richardson

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

Fish & Richardson's deep expertise in intellectual property law means it can handle a client's patent dispute whether it lands in court or at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Ginny LaRoe : The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

Any mention of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's intellectual property work in 2014 must center on . In a ruling viewed as the single biggest disrupter in patent law in recent times, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously sided with Gibson Dunn on the limits of patent eligibility.

The 2015 IP Hot List

: The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

This week we recognize 15 law firms that accomplish great things in the realm of intellectual property law.


: The National Law Journal : May 25, 2015

New arrivals and laterals in this week's column.

Federal Judge Overturns $25M Verdict Because of 'Worst Conduct Ever'

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : May 19, 2015

Court ruling describes Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, which previously represented a corporate plaintiff that forged trial documents, as "another victim" of the fraudulent conduct.

Battle Over .SUCKS Domain Gets Testy

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : May 14, 2015

The registry that owns the controversial domain name ".sucks" has put the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers on notice that its criticisms and actions against the company could lead to legal action.

Judge Leonard Davis Sanctions Patent Lawyers $451,381

John Council : Texas Lawyer : May 11, 2015

In one of his last decisions before leaving the bench for private practice, U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis hit three Texas patent attorneys with fines for filing frivolous pleadings.