Fish & Richardson is a global patent, intellectual property (IP) litigation, and commercial litigation law firm with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists across the U.S. and Europe. Fish has been named the #1 patent litigation firm in the U.S. for 13 consecutive years, and has been winning cases worth billions in controversy – often by making new law – for the most innovative clients and influential industry leaders since 1878.
The philosophy of diversity has a strong foundation at Fish & Richardson. It is an integral part of our practice and communicated as a core value of the firm.
Our mission is to promote a creative, respectful, and inclusive culture that values the diversity of people, experiences, perspectives, talents, and capabilities, and allows ingenuity to thrive.
As a firm that serves the world's greatest visionaries, Fish knows that innovation often results from seeing the world in a different way. Fish recognizes that diverse backgrounds provide unique perspectives that result in new and better solutions. Having a diverse team that reflects the diversity of the public arena enhances the quality of legal services we provide to our clients and helps strengthen our standing as a premier IP law firm.
For Fish & Richardson, diversity is a long-term commitment, adding value to both the law firm and the legal profession as a whole. It is an integral part of who we are as a firm.
As proud as we are of the diverse team we have been able to build at the firm, we understand that the job of promoting diversity is never complete.
Fish's commitment to diversity has been evidenced through the creation of our Diversity Initiative which links together a variety of programs and offerings related to recruitment, professional development, retention, and outreach in the legal and business communities. This Initiative helps us attract, retain and advance diverse attorneys, foster a creative, respectful, and inclusive work environment, and to build new bridges to community and professional groups and to strengthen our existing connections.
Fish & Richardson is involved in a broad range of diversity efforts nationwide to further the diversity of our firm and the legal community, and we are gratified about the recent recognition we have received as one of the country's top firms for diversity.
The demand for clean technology and a robust green initiative is apparent across the globe. Fish has taken this to heart both in our offices and in our services. In addition to our Cleantech sector focus, through which our professionals advise clean energy–focused companies of all sizes and at all stages of growth, our attorneys and administrative staff have focused inward to improve the firm’s operations in an effort to preserve our planet. As a firm, we are conscious of using wind power, alternate inks, recycled paper, and other green marketing solutions. We are finding alternate commuting options such as kayaking, biking, and walking.
Our attorneys and technology specialists work with clients who are exploring alternative energy, clean technology, and other avenues to address the growing demand of a healthier earth.
Fish is committed to providing generous benefits for Employees and their families, from life insurance, medical and dental plans, optional flexible spending accounts, to global travel assistance. In addition to offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, Fish provides a variety of Employee programs.
I have been working at Fish & Richardson full-time (More than 5 years)
I have been here 7+ years and I am proud to be part of the FR Team. It is an excellent firm. Hoping to continue my employment here for a very long time. Competitive salary and great 401K and medical insurance.
They took away our tenure bonus and promised it would be rolled into our year end bonus but that never really happened.
Advice to Management
Keep your promises: you took away our tenure bonus and promised it would be rolled into our year end bonus but that never really happened. Consider tenure and work ethic when basing your bonus structure for staff. Consider giving parking allowance.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Fish & Richardson (Washington, DC) in August 2015.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took about 1 week. I interviewed at Fish & Richardson (Washington, DC) in August 2015. First with a phone screening then an in-person interview with 2 members of marketing team. Both were very nice and accommodating.
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