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Fish & Richardson Overview
Boston, MA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Accounting & Legal
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
When this fish gets hooked, patents are on the line. Fish & Richardson is a national law firm specializing in patent litigation, intellectual property, trademarks, and corporate law. The firm also has divisions devoted to new media and entertainment, government ... Read more

Fish & Richardson – Why Work For Us?

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.

Diversity Initiative

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.

  • Fish was awarded the top rating of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2015 Corporate Equality Index which rates businesses for the treatment of LGBT employees in the workplace.
  • The 2014 American Lawyer Diversity Scorecard, comprised of survey results of the AmLaw 200 and NLJ 250 law firms about the number of minorities in their offices, ranked Fish #33 out of 223 law firms, placing us in the top 15%.
  • Fish was named to Vault, Inc.'s 2014 Best Law Firms for Diversity:  Top 25 List for Disability Diversity.
  • The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) named Fish to its 2013 Do Good, Do Well List for excellence in both diversity and profitability.
  • Fish was named to the Best Law Firms for Diversity: Diversity for Minorities Top 25 list in Vault, Inc.'s 2013 Law Firm Rankings.
  • Fish was recognized in 2012 for our commitment and support of diversity by the National Society of Black Engineers. 
  • In 2012, Fish & Richardson was named one of the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity by MultiCultural Law magazine. We have been named to this prestigious list annually since 2005.

Green Initiatives 

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.

  • Medical and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with Employer contribution
  • Generous vacation time, in addition to 12 firm-paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Health Advocacy Services
  • Long Term Care and Supplemental Long Term Care
  • Employee wellness initiatives, featuring fitness center reimbursements
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Global Travel Assistance

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    Unparalleled collective knowledge, room to advance, generous benefits and good earning potential


    Politics, unchecked staff who spread negativity and open space

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Fish & Richardson (Chicago, IL) in August 2017.


    Easy 20 minute screening interview involving general behavioral questions. Quite different than the standard legal interview of telling about self and then asking about firm. Call backs and dings were slow to come out following the interview

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