SOURCE: Fish & Richardson

January 12, 2011 11:35 ET

Ann Cathcart Chaplin From Fish & Richardson Named One of American Lawyer's "45 Under 45 Superstar Women in Law"

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - January 12, 2011) - Ann Cathcart Chaplin, managing principal of Fish & Richardson's Twin Cities' office, has been named to the "45 Under 45 Superstar Women in Law" list by The American Lawyer magazine. The recently published issue celebrates the success of 45 women lawyers under the age of 45 who have broken into the partnership ranks at Am Law 200 firms and have built stellar reputations in their practice areas.

Selected as one of "the best of the best among young women lawyers in the Am Law 200," the 37-year-old Cathcart Chaplin was also featured in the "Patently Successful" section of the magazine as a top intellectual property litigator. In the article, Cathcart Chaplin is described as a "tough-as-nails trial lawyer with a Lake Wobegon affability. On top of that, she is technically smart as any MIT engineer, so she presents a very formidable package." 

To compile the "45 Under 45 Superstar Women in Law" list, The American Lawyer reviewed over 450 nominations and selected finalists who had "quantifiable achievements" and were on "an upward trajectory." Every finalist was screened by an American Lawyer reporter, who reviewed the attorneys' records and interviewed both clients and opposing counsel.

Cathcart Chaplin joined Fish & Richardson in 2001, was named a principal in 2005, and assumed the role of recruiting principal for the Twin Cities office in 2006. When she was named Twin Cities managing principal in 2010, she became the first woman to hold an office managing principal position in Fish's 132-year history. Cathcart Chaplin also has an active IP litigation practice, which includes patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. 

She received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1998 and her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota in 1995.

Fish & Richardson is a leading global law firm with more than 350 attorneys and technology specialists practicing intellectual property strategy and counseling, intellectual property litigation, and business litigation. Fish does cutting-edge legal work for innovative clients who value their intellectual property. For over 130 years, Fish has been serving great innovators, helping protect countless ideas, nurturing discoveries, and facilitating the entry of new concepts to market. The firm has been ranked the number one patent litigation firm in the country for seven straight years (Corporate Counsel, 2003-2010), a top IP firm for America's biggest companies (Corporate Counsel, September 2010), and an elite Tier 1 patent prosecution firm (Managing Intellectual Property, February 2010). Fish was honored as an IP Firm of the Year (Law360, January 2010), named a finalist for top IP Litigation Department of the Year (American Lawyer, January 2010), and was named the number one firm in the U.S. for PCT filings (Managing Intellectual Property, October 2010). The firm also handled two of the top ten most important IP cases of 2009 (Managing Intellectual Property, January 2010). For more information, visit

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