SOURCE: Fish & Richardson

August 08, 2011 08:51 ET

Fish & Richardson Ranks Among Top 10 "Best Law Firms to Work For" in Vault's Annual Nationwide Associates Survey

Fish Also Ranks #1 "Best Overall Summer Associate Program" and #1 in "Firm Prestige" in Intellectual Property and IP Litigation

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2011) - Fish & Richardson announced today that it received top national rankings as one of the "Best Law Firms to Work For" in the 2012 Vault Law Firm survey. Fish was also named the #1 "Best Overall Summer Associate Program" in the country. The rankings are based on surveys of associates and summer associates from 350 law firms nationwide.

The 2012 Vault Law Firm survey also looked at "Firm Prestige" for 165 firms across the U.S. Fish received top #1 rankings for the prestige of both its Intellectual Property (IP) and IP Litigation practices.

In the "Best Law Firms to Work For" category, associates were asked to rate their firms for various quality-of-life attributes. Fish ranked #10 overall, and also secured a spot in the top 10 for associate/partner relations (#4), compensation (#5), and satisfaction (#6). In addition to being named the #1 "Summer Associate Program," Fish received top rankings (#8) for having both the most realistic summer experience and a summer program that best prepares (students) for practice.

"We are honored to be recognized as one of the best law firms to work for in the country," said Peter Devlin, President of Fish & Richardson. "We recruit the best-of-the-best young legal talent and we understand the importance of combining challenging, exciting work with a small-team mentoring approach to ensure substantial career opportunities. This environment is a win-win for everyone -- associates, the firm, and most importantly our clients."

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About Fish & Richardson
Fish & Richardson is a leading global law firm with more than 375 lawyers and technology specialists practicing intellectual property strategy and counseling, intellectual property litigation and business litigation. The depth and breadth of our technical expertise sets us apart from our competitors and helped earn us "IP Firm of the Year" in 2010. For more than 130 years, Fish has been serving great innovators by protecting and defending big ideas and helping clients build successful businesses. The firm has been recognized for its excellence by some of the leading industry resources including top patent litigation firm in the country for seven straight years, a premier IP firm for America's biggest companies and an elite Tier 1 law practice in the areas of IP litigation, patent prosecution, ITC and life sciences. For more information, visit

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