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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

Entry-Level Pay for Big Law in Atlanta Flat Since Recession

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 17, 2014

Five years after big firms slashed associate pay in response to the recession, the market rate for their first-year associates in Atlanta is still $135,000.

IPRs Shift the Patent-Lit Playing Field

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 17, 2014

Pure litigation shops, like Clement Roberts' Durie Tangri, need to partner with PTO practitioners for what's become a team sport.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Verdicts Hall Of Fame Winners Announced

: Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

Texas Lawyer's business department, in conjunction with our sister publication VerdictSearch, is pleased to announce the law firms that will be honored at our annual Verdicts Hall of Fame reception and dinner on Nov. 20 at the Tower Club in downtown Dallas.

'Alice' Casts Ripples Through Courts, Shakes Up Investors

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 10, 2014

Patent litigation has slowed, investors are spooked and biotech patents are in the crosshairs.

Shut Out in Court, SAP Inks Deal To End Versata Patent Woes

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : October 07, 2014

After fighting for three years to undo a $391 million patent infringement verdict it lost to Versata Software Inc., SAP AG has finally thrown in the towel.

The End of the Rambo Boys: John Bickel joins Fish & Richardson

John Council : Texas Lawyer : October 06, 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.

DietGoal Can't Escape Invalidity Ruling in Texas Patent Cases

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : October 06, 2014

DietGoal Innovations tried to keep a batch of Texas patent lawsuits alive by attacking a New York ruling killing off the company's patent. But despite drawing a visiting appeals judge in the Texas case, DietGoal's bid to challenge the New York decision will have to wait.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 06, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Apple Fights to Cap Damages as iPad Patent Trial Looms

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : October 01, 2014

Two weeks after an appeals court tossed VirnetX Inc.'s $368 million patent infringement verdict against Apple, the company's lawyers are hoping the ruling will limit its liability in another case that's now on the verge of trial.

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.