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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 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

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.

Movers

: 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.

Reduced to Scrap, Aereo Makes Peace With Broadcasters

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : May 08, 2015

Three years after Aereo Inc. first rattled the broadcast television industry with its online TV streaming service, the company's copyright battle with the nation's major networks is finally over.

K&L Gates Absorbs Austin Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

IP Lawyer Rejoins Former K&Sers at Meunier Carlin

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 28, 2015

Intellectual property litigator John Harbin has left King & Spalding for local IP boutique Meunier Carlin & Curfman.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Litigation Department of the Year, Intellectual Property: Cooley

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

The firm scored wins in three high-stakes, high-dollar trials.

Litigation Department of the Year, Finalist: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Ginny LaRoe : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

The firm pursued education reform with a bold constitutional challenge, maintained a winning record for a longtime client and engineered a turnaround in a high-stakes employment case.

In-house Impact Winner: Debra Condino, Allergan

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

As chief IP counsel, Condino led the company's defense of its lucrative glaucoma treatment.

New Hires Beget New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2015

Goodwin Procter launches a London private equity practice; Dentons arrives in Budapest; Fox Rothschild opens in Chicago; Polsinelli puts down stakes in Nashville; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.