SOURCE: Fish & Richardson

September 29, 2010 09:24 ET

Twenty-Five Fish & Richardson Attorneys Selected for 2011 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 29, 2010) -  Fish & Richardson announced today that 25 of its attorneys have been named in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The Best Lawyers guide is based on a peer-review survey in which tens of thousands of leading attorneys throughout the country confidentially cast their votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties. Because lawyers cannot purchase a spot on the list, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

The 25 Fish lawyers on the list are:

  • Juanita R. Brooks, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, and White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Ruffin B. Cordell, Intellectual Property Law
  • Timothy Devlin, Intellectual Property Law
  • David L. Feigenbaum, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law
  • Roger D. Feldman, Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Anthony L. Fletcher, Intellectual Property Law
  • Michael E. Florey, Intellectual Property Law
  • Stephen E. Fox, Labor and Employment Law
  • David R. Francescani, Intellectual Property Law
  • Timothy A. French, Intellectual Property Law
  • John E. Gartman, Intellectual Property Law
  • David J. Healey, Intellectual Property Law
  • Gilbert H. Hennessey, Intellectual Property Law
  • Charles Hieken, Intellectual Property Law
  • Robert E. Hillman, Intellectual Property Law
  • William B. Mateja, Commercial Litigation
  • William J. Marsden, Jr., Intellectual Property Law
  • Douglas E. McCann, White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Michael J. McKeon, Intellectual Property Law
  • Thomas M. Melsheimer, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, and White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • John B. Pegram, Intellectual Property Law
  • Frank P. Porcelli, Intellectual Property Law
  • Frank E. Scherkenbach, Intellectual Property Law
  • Nancy L. Stagg, Commercial Litigation
  • Dorothy P. Whelan, Intellectual Property Law

Published since 1983, the Best Lawyers guide has earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. The Best Lawyers in America, which is based on more than three million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers, includes approximately 39,000 attorneys in 80 specialties covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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. The firm was recently named top patent prosecution firm (Managing Intellectual Property, February 2010), was honored as an IP Firm of the Year (Law360, January 2010), and named a finalist for top IP Litigation Department of the Year (American Lawyer, January 2010). Fish handles more patent litigation than any other law firm (IP Law & Business, September 2009), is the number one IP firm for America's biggest companies (Corporate Counsel, September 2009), and was named the number one firm in the world for PCT filings (Managing Intellectual Property, October 2009). 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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