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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 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Fish & Richardson has 338 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 2015 Global 100 survey, Fish & Richardson ranked as the 98th 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 250 125 3 Lawyer head count
The A-List 31 7 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 67 39 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 26 11 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 24 10 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 76 -56 Summer programs

In the News

Gilead Seeks Hefty Fees After Slamming Merck in Patent Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 06, 2016

Fixed-fee arrangement with Fish & Richardson could be a catch in motion for "exceptional case" fees.

Orrick Hires Silicon Valley Vet with International Credential

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 04, 2016

After managing the patent system for the UN, James Pooley goes back to Big Law to help clients with trade secret cases.

Client Has No Claim to Lawyer's Communication With Firm GC

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 01, 2016

Discussions between a law firm's attorneys and the firm's general counsel about ethical obligations in representing a client can be withheld from the client based on attorney-client privilege, a Manhattan appeals court ruled Thursday.

NPE Hits Telecoms Again After Wins at PTAB

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 30, 2016

Some IPR chickens are coming home to roost for Cisco Systems Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Avaya Inc., following losses at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

NPE Hits Telecoms Again After Wins at PTAB

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 29, 2016

Cisco, Verizon and Avaya emerge from inter partes review with clipped wings.

I'll Take 'Law Firms' For $500

Jenna Greene : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Sidley and Fish get a plug on 'Jeopardy!'

Siding With Cisco, ITC Blocks Rival's Imports

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 23, 2016

Cisco GC Mark Chandler trumpeted the ruing, while Arista Networks said it's already working on design-arounds.

IP Whack-a-Mole: The 2016 Patent Litigation Survey

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : June 23, 2016

Suits by trolls still bedevil patent holders, despite efforts to rein them in.

Six Takeaways From the Supreme Court's Big PTAB Decision

Scott Graham : Corporate Counsel : June 20, 2016

Experienced patent litigators share their takes on , including advice for patent prosecutors and a silver lining for patent holders.

The ITC: Life in the Fast Lane

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : June 16, 2016

The U.S. International Trade Commission is a popular forum for IP actions, thanks to its speed and its mandate.

What's on the Frontier in Legal Tech?

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : June 14, 2016

A Legaltech West Coast panel discusses the newest and coolest, including mobile technology, the changing billing model and more.

The 2016 IP Hot List

: The National Law Journal : June 06, 2016

We recognize 15 law firms that set the bar in intellectual property law in 2015, scoring big wins for clients.

Fish & Richardson

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : June 06, 2016

Fish & Richardson's IP practice had a record-setting year in 2015, filing more than 300 patent cases in court and 103 petitions before the Patent Trail and Appeal Board — more than any other law firm, by its count.

Lawyer Gets Aggie Alumni Award; GC Goes to Firm; What is IP?

: Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016

Otway Denny, a litigation partner in Norton Rose Fulbright in Houston, has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Texas A&M University.

Lateral Litigators: May's Most Impressive Moves

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 01, 2016

Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., were hot markets for lateral litigators in May, with firms including Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; Morrison & Foerster; and Bracewell coming out on top. Here are The Lit Daily's picks for the most notable litigator moves in May.

Am Law 100 Firms' Delaware Presence Stresses State's Strategic Importance

Tom McParland : Delaware Law Weekly : May 27, 2016

Of the nation's 100 top-grossing law firms, 21 operate offices in Wilmington, highlighting both the prominence of Delaware's legal market and the influence national firms have been able to exert in the First State.

Australian Agency Pitches Patent Case to Supreme Court

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 25, 2016

The appeal could make new law on patent damages—where it's badly needed, according to Kobre & Kim partner Michael Ng.

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

It was like winning the PR lottery: Fifteen seconds of unexpected fame for law firms featured May 10 on the TV game show "Jeopardy!"

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.