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Fish & Richardson P.C.

  • Designation: Boston
  • Head Count: 338
  • Gross Revenues: $395,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,170,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,490,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 7

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 $395,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 81st on The American Lawyer's 2016 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 81 7 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 81 7 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

Helping Judges Spread the Word: Rookie Lawyers Welcome

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 24, 2016

A new website collects the standing orders of federal judges who encourage appearances by junior lawyers.

Legaltech West Coast to Shine Light on Emerging Technologies

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : May 18, 2016

The panel will discuss the how up and coming innovations will revolutionize and level the playing field for client services

I'll Take Law Firms For $800, Alex

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 16, 2016

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I'll Take Law Firms for $800

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 11, 2016

It was like winning the PR lottery: 15 seconds of unexpected fame for law firms featured on the TV game show "Jeopardy!"

Newsmakers—Week of May 9

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : May 11, 2016

Joel Blake recently joined Stibbs & Co. in Spring as an associate. He practices business and energy law, covering a wide variety of corporate matters.

Is HBO Censoring 'Game of Thrones' Spoiler?

Jennifer Williams-Alvarez : Corporate Counsel : May 10, 2016

Experts are split on whether there's infringement, but they agree that YouTube's Spanish Spoiler can't reveal and say whatever he wants.

Insurance Defense Firm's Dissolution Sparks Musical Chairs, Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 03, 2016

When David Atkinson and Stephen Dermer decided to dissolve their six-lawyer insurance defense boutique, Magill Atkinson Dermer, it sparked some musical chairs in the local insurance defense community.

Hacking a Way to Equality

Kathleen J. Wu : Texas Lawyer : May 02, 2016

Hopefully, the spirit of an upcoming Women in Law hackathon will stay true to the hackathon ethos: experts and fresh thinkers coming together to generate bold, even crazy, ideas for new products, new services and, in the case of this event, new solutions to persistent problems.

Gardere Wynne Sewell Adds Environmental Partner; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

Mary Alice Robins : Texas Lawyer : April 27, 2016

Laura Whiting has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell as an environmental partner in the firm's Dallas office. She will assist clients with all aspects of compliance and permitting for heavily regulated industry and real estate development.

In Presidential Legal Fee Race, Trump Beats Hillary

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016

The five remaining U.S. presidential candidates all have a need for outside counsel on the campaign trail, and not surprisingly it's the two frontrunners that have accrued the most in legal expenses.

A Huge IP Caseload Propels Growth at Fish & Richardson

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The firm's profits grew by 23 percent, while revenue per lawyer rose by 13 percent.

Report: Who Won (and Lost) the Most Big-Ticket Trials in 2015

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 25, 2016

Big Law litigators love to boast that their firms are ready and willing to take cases to trial. So it's interesting to look at the top 100 verdicts of 2015 to see what firms are actually making good on their threats. The answer is probably not who you'd think.

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.

The 2016 Am Law 100: Growth Slows for Big Law

: The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The American Lawyer's annual report on the nation's 100 top-grossing law firms. Full financial results, in-depth analysis, firm profiles, and more.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Cisco Patent Case Heads Toward Trial

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 13, 2016

Cisco Systems will have to defend against a patent infringement lawsuit after a Delaware federal judge on Monday denied the California-based technology company's summary judgment motions for invalidity and non-infringement.

Fish & Richardson Names New Delaware Managing Partner

Tom McParland : Delaware Law Weekly : April 13, 2016

The global patent and intellectual property firm Fish & Richardson announced last week that it has named Susan Morrison Coletti the managing principal of its Wilmington office.

Intellectual Property Litigators Launch Kent & Risley

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 12, 2016

Plenty of small intellectual property boutiques handle patent and trademark prosecution, but a two-lawyer IP litigation shop is more rare. Dan Kent and Steve Risley, both experienced IP litigators, have started just such a shop, Kent & Risley.

No Rubber Stamp From ITC in Cisco-Arista IP Fight

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 12, 2016

The commission will review an administrative law judge's finding that Arista Networks infringes Cisco networking patents.

Fish Scores Total Reversal on Appeal of Patent 'Death Squad' Decision

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 10, 2016

They call it the death squad, where patents go to die. But that doesn't mean the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board always gets it right.

Spring Forward: What Top Litigator Lateral Moves Tell Us About the Market

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 05, 2016

Demand for litigators seems to be lagging behind corporate, regulatory and transactional specialists--consistent with predictions by some consultants earlier this year. So what do recent lateral moves tell us about the market for litigators?

'Alice' in Patentland: Turning Point for Patent Litigation

John Council : Texas Lawyer : April 04, 2016

Two years ago, Rob Hunter was served with the kind of intellectual property lawsuit that terrifies seasoned corporate general counsel. His company, Altec Industries, was sued for patent infringement in the Eastern District of Texas, dropping them straight into a plaintiff's fantasy world of litigation where jury awards are huge and judges rarely dismiss claims on summary judgment.

$6M in Attorney Fees Awarded to Chicago Board Options Exchange

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : March 31, 2016

Fish & Richardson attorneys already helped Chicago Board of Options Exchange Inc. beat back a patent infringement case from a rival exchange. Now they've won their client more than $6 million in attorney fees.

K&L Gates Advises Bill Gates on Florida Mansion Deal

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Bill Gates turned to the firm that bears his father's name to buy a multimillion-dollar property in a Florida equestrian's paradise.

Merck Aims at Bigger Piece of Gilead Revenues

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 28, 2016

Fresh off a $200 million win, Merck's lawyers at Williams & Connolly are seeking hundreds of millions in supplemental damages and ongoing royalties.

Jury Hands Merck $200 Million in Fight With Gilead

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 24, 2016

The sizeable verdict is a fraction of Merck's demand in a feud over patents for the treatment of hepatitis C.

Sheppard Brings on IP Partner With China Practice

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 24, 2016

Weiguo "Will" Chen joins the firm's Palo Alto office from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner.

PTAB Draws Fire From Federal Circuit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 23, 2016

While the court backed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in a 2-1 ruling, Judge Jimmie Reyna went on the attack.

Merck Wins Patent Battle Over Hepatitis C Drugs

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 23, 2016

As the case moves on to a damages phase, lawyers for Merck & Co. Inc. will push for a 10 percent cut of sales on Gilead Sciences Inc.'s blockbuster drug sofosbuvir.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : March 21, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.