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Who we are

For over 140 years, Fish & Richardson has served some of the most imaginative creators in history, including Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers. This spirit of innovation is shared not only by our clients, but by all Fish employees. If you’re looking for an employer who values not only what you do, but how you think, let’s talk.

  • “#1 Patent Litigation Firm"

  • “Top Trademark Law Firm”

  • “Top 15% for Diversity”

  • “IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year”

  • “IP Boutique of the Year”

  • “Most Innovative Use of Technology”

A 21 st Century
Law Firm

While our founding dates back to 1878, we’ve never stopped evolving to better serve our clients,
our communities, and the world at large.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Our creative and inclusive culture is a reflection of a vibrant combination of people, experiences, talents, and perspectives. Diversity is not a buzzword at Fish; it is an essential part of who we are as individuals and why we succeed as a firm. 

GREEN INITIATIVES

As advocates for cleantech companies and other progressive clientele, we also realize the importance of doing our part to help preserve our planet’s health. We are conscious of using renewable power and encourage all employees to reduce, reuse, and recycle, both at work and in their personal lives. 

Generous Employee Benefits

  • Retirement

    Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution 

  • Healthcare

    Medical, dental, and vision coverage; group and supplemental life insurance

  • Disability

    Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Wellness

    Employee wellness initiatives, featuring fitness center reimbursements

  • Paid Time Off

    Generous vacation, sick, and personal time

  • Family-friendly

    Family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care and elder care

  • Tuition

    Tuition reimbursement program

  • Casual

    Business casual attire and casual Fridays

  • Development

    Robust onboarding and training programs, including professional development planning

Career Opportunities

Financial Management Analyst (Boston, MA)

Fish & Richardson, a premier global intellectual property law firm, is sought-after and trusted by the world’s most innovative brands and influential technology leaders. Established in 1878, and now with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe and China, our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences and perspectives. Join Fish’s Boston team in our fast-paced Finance Department as a Financial Management Analyst. This exciting opportunity will expose the ideal candidate to all aspects of financial operations. From pricing management and analysis, recurring and ad hoc reporting, revenue and expense management, to assessing operational performance and making related recommendations to management, you will be working with experienced professionals throughout the organization, making valuable contributions on a daily basis.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Master the fundamentals and intricacies of law firm pricing, and resulting operational and analytical requirements
  • Problem-solve to address pricing-related inquiries from within and outside the firm
  • Provide value-added analysis of our practice groups, cost centers and other aspects of the firm’s operations
  • Produce standardized monthly and quarterly management reports and presentations
  • Grow your knowledge base and responsibility over time in all aspects of the firm’s financial management

What Will You Bring to the Table? 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Economics, finance, accounting or a closely related field preferred
  • 2-5 years of related business experience required, preferably in the professional services industry, with a focus on analysis, problem solving, reporting, and detail-oriented (transactional or operational) responsibilities
  • Ability and drive to identify and analyze issues and to work towards solutions
  • Ability to learn fast and multi-task effectively while staying organized
  • Ability and desire to own a task, a function, a project
  • Acute attention to details and work product
  • Strong Excel skills; SQL and VBA a plus

Why Fish?

  • Your experienced managers are committed to your growth and progress in the role
  • You’ll have strong team of peers you can always count on
  • The scope of your role will grow as your knowledge base expands

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

Financial Management Analyst (Minneapolis, MN)

Fish & Richardson, a premier global intellectual property law firm, is sought-after and trusted by the world’s most innovative brands and influential technology leaders. Established in 1878, and now with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe and China, our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences and perspectives. Join Fish’s downtown Minneapolis team in our fast-paced Finance Department as a Financial Management Analyst. This exciting opportunity will expose the ideal candidate to all aspects of financial operations. From pricing management and analysis, recurring and ad hoc reporting, revenue and expense management, to assessing operational performance and making related recommendations to management, you will be working with experienced professionals throughout the organization, making valuable contributions on a daily basis.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Master the fundamentals and intricacies of law firm pricing, and resulting operational and analytical requirements
  • Problem-solve to address pricing-related inquiries from within and outside the firm
  • Provide value-added analysis of our practice groups, cost centers and other aspects of the firm’s operations
  • Produce standardized monthly and quarterly management reports and presentations
  • Grow your knowledge base and responsibility over time in all aspects of the firm’s financial management

What Will You Bring to the Table? 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Economics, finance, accounting or a closely related field preferred
  • 2-5 years of related business experience required, preferably in the professional services industry, with a focus on analysis, problem solving, reporting, and detail-oriented (transactional or operational) responsibilities
  • Ability and drive to identify and analyze issues and to work towards solutions
  • Ability to learn fast and multi-task effectively while staying organized
  • Ability and desire to own a task, a function, a project
  • Acute attention to details and work product
  • Strong Excel skills; SQL and VBA a plus

Why Fish?

  • Your experienced managers are committed to your growth and progress in the role
  • You’ll have strong team of peers you can always count on
  • The scope of your role will grow as your knowledge base expands

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

No current openings.
No current openings.

Senior Enterprise Application Administrator (Minneapolis, MN)

Fish & Richardson, the premier global intellectual property law firm, is trusted by the world’s most innovative and influential companies. Fish was established in 1878, and now has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives.  Join Fish’s downtown Minneapolis team in our fast-paced Information Technology Department as a Senior Enterprise Application Administrator.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Design, test, implement, and support complex systems supporting the firm’s critical business functions
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd tier support on assigned applications, acting as part of the overall IT support team and leading application-specific initiatives.
  • Learn and maintain the latest server, database, cloud and local application engine technologies to support our growing application portfolio
  • Maintain industry and application specific knowledge through training, certification, and vendor conferences
  • Be part of a dynamic, growing, close-knit team acting as both a leader and follower

What Will You Bring to the Table? 

  • 3-5 years of experience working with large-scale customized enterprise systems in finance, document management, ERP/MRP, or custom workflow applications in a fast-paced client-focused environment
  • Demonstrable knowledge in technologies such as SQL queries, automation and scripting, MS Web applications, IntApp INTEGRATE, SaaS administration, collaboration tools
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Business, or a closely related field, or the equivalent experience
  • Self-driven professional personality, exacting attention to detail, good time management skills, along with the ability to prioritize competing demands and perform effectively under pressure

Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

IT Service Desk Specialist (Minneapolis, MN)

Fish & Richardson, the premier global intellectual property law firm, is trusted by the world’s most innovative and influential companies. Fish was established in 1878, and now has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives.   Join Fish’s downtown Minneapolis team in our fast-paced Information Technology Department as an IT Service Desk Specialist.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Answer IT Service Desk calls and emails, providing solutions and/or escalating requests and problems to designated second level responders.
  • Complete tickets for IT Service Desk inquiries and follow-ups to ensure tickets are updated and acknowledged to the point of verifying completion and closing them out.
  • Create technical specifications and knowledgebase documentation as needed.
  • Perform tasks related to user administration in Active Directory and other firm applications.
  • Participate in new application training and testing to obtain familiarity when servicing IT Service Desk requests.
  • Assist with special projects and perform additional tasks as assigned.

What Will You Bring to the Table? 

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent experience in the information technology or related field, preferably in the professional services industry.
  • 3-5 years’ experience servicing an IT Help Desk or Service Desk required.
  • Ability to use, teach, and troubleshoot Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Office, Windows 10 or higher, Elite, ProLaw, Adobe Creative Suite, and other products as needed.
  • Ability to diagnose PC and laptop hardware and software problems.
  • Effective and friendly communication skills and the ability to work with all levels of management and staff to carefully listen to issues and provide effective response and solutions. Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
  • Strong team collaboration skills.

Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

Network Engineer (Minneapolis, MN)

Fish & Richardson, the premier global intellectual property law firm, is trusted by the world’s most innovative and influential companies. Fish was established in 1878, and now has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives.   Join Fish’s downtown Minneapolis team in our fast-paced Information Technology Department as a Network Engineer.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Act as a resource for resolving problems and provide technical insight escalated from within IT and other departments.
  • Configure and support servers, storage, and infrastructure for an extensive Microsoft, NetApp and Cisco environment.
  • Deploy and implement new servers and technologies for multi-server applications such as MS SQL, Exchange, Citrix and other custom applications.
  • Actively own projects and incidents while providing meaningful documentation of processes and procedures for solutions.

What Will You Bring to the Table?  

  • 3-5 years of experience using Microsoft Server systems in a VMWare environment along with a current MCSE certification.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to maintain effective relationships with venders and co-workers, in both a technical and non-technical manor.
  • A self-driven personality with the ability to work in a dynamic team-oriented environment.

Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

IT Specialist 3 (Minneapolis, MN)

Fish & Richardson, the premier global intellectual property law firm, is trusted by the world’s most innovative and influential companies. Fish was established in 1878, and now has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives.   Join Fish’s downtown Minneapolis team in our fast-paced Information Technology Department as an IT Specialist 3.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Resolve workstation issues throughout the organization to maximize firm-wide productivity and minimize system downtime
  • Handle tickets escalated from the other IT Specialists and the Help Desk
  • Act as a lead resource to the other IT groups by assisting with workstation, application, network, server, and telecomm support, administration, and testing

What Will You Bring to the Table?  

  • 5 years experience in Windows workstation implementation, management, and support preferably in the professional services industry
  • Current certifications in relevant technologies such as Microsoft Windows 10 MCSA, CompTIA Network+ and A+
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and explain advanced concepts to others in the work area via strong written and oral communications

Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

Client Development and Targeting Strategy Manager (Boston, MA)

Fish & Richardson, the premier global intellectual property law firm, is trusted by the world’s most innovative and influential companies. Fish was established in 1878, and now has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives. Join Fish’s Boston team in our fast-paced Marketing & Business Development Department as a Client Development and Targeting Strategy Manager.

How Will You Make a Difference?   

  • Work closely with Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer (CMBDO) and Director of Business Development to design and implement firmwide metric-driven client relations programs which will include key client initiatives, client feedback programs, and client teams. Define best practices for client relations initiatives and drive internal adoption of related programs through internal advocacy.
  • Formalize and evolve the firm’s approach to account-based marketing, and lead by example with a strategically selected portfolio of clients. Research and prepare briefing documents for attorneys on industry and market trends, and on client-specific issues and developments. Stay on top of client, industry, and market news that could have a potential impact on key clients. When warranted, summarize relevant issues and work with content team to ghost-write proposed client outreach. Present regular opportunities for attorney engagement.
  • Oversee firmwide targeting initiatives, and actively participate as a “face of the firm” at industry events and conferences globally. Work to identify industry and geographic sectors and segments to proactively target and manage the development of targeting plans for each, including ideal client profiles and lists.
  • Supervise and inspire team of Client Relations Managers and Event Coordinators, and instill constant focus on revenue generation and ROI.
  • Oversee and evaluate market research and give input and feedback to Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer to adjust marketing strategy to meet changing markets and competitive conditions.

What Will You Bring to the Table?   

  • Strong knowledge of business development and client relations as normally acquired through a bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, or a closely related field, or the equivalent professional experience. JD, MBA, or MA degree highly preferred.
  • Approximately 8-10 years progressively more responsible work experience in a professional field in order to gain the expertise needed to administer marketing and client services.
  • Experience working in a scientific, engineering, or intellectual property field is highly desirable. Account management and sales experience is highly preferred.
  • Technical skills in business and market development, market research, planning and promotions.
  • Proven track record in leading projects and people and getting results. Exceptional project management and organizational skills required.
  • Ability to analyze a marketing plan’s effectiveness and understand ROI.

Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement.
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution.
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives.

Client Development and Targeting Strategy Manager (Minneapolis, MN)

Fish & Richardson, the premier global intellectual property law firm, is trusted by the world’s most innovative and influential companies. Fish was established in 1878, and now has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives. Join Fish’s downtown Minneapolis team in our fast-paced Marketing & Business Development Department as a Client Development and Targeting Strategy Manager.

How Will You Make a Difference?   

  • Work closely with Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer (CMBDO) and Director of Business Development to design and implement firmwide metric-driven client relations programs which will include key client initiatives, client feedback programs, and client teams. Define best practices for client relations initiatives and drive internal adoption of related programs through internal advocacy.
  • Formalize and evolve the firm’s approach to account-based marketing, and lead by example with a strategically selected portfolio of clients. Research and prepare briefing documents for attorneys on industry and market trends, and on client-specific issues and developments. Stay on top of client, industry, and market news that could have a potential impact on key clients. When warranted, summarize relevant issues and work with content team to ghost-write proposed client outreach. Present regular opportunities for attorney engagement.
  • Oversee firmwide targeting initiatives, and actively participate as a “face of the firm” at industry events and conferences globally. Work to identify industry and geographic sectors and segments to proactively target and manage the development of targeting plans for each, including ideal client profiles and lists.
  • Supervise and inspire team of Client Relations Managers and Event Coordinators, and instill constant focus on revenue generation and ROI.
  • Oversee and evaluate market research and give input and feedback to Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer to adjust marketing strategy to meet changing markets and competitive conditions.

What Will You Bring to the Table?   

  • Strong knowledge of business development and client relations as normally acquired through a bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, or a closely related field, or the equivalent professional experience. JD, MBA, or MA degree highly preferred.
  • Approximately 8-10 years progressively more responsible work experience in a professional field in order to gain the expertise needed to administer marketing and client services.
  • Experience working in a scientific, engineering, or intellectual property field is highly desirable. Account management and sales experience is highly preferred.
  • Technical skills in business and market development, market research, planning and promotions.
  • Proven track record in leading projects and people and getting results. Exceptional project management and organizational skills required.
  • Ability to analyze a marketing plan’s effectiveness and understand ROI.

Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement.
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution.
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives.

Client Development and Targeting Strategy Manager (Washington, D.C.)

Fish & Richardson, the premier global intellectual property law firm, is trusted by the world’s most innovative and influential companies. Fish was established in 1878, and now has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives. Join Fish’s Washington, D.C. team in our fast-paced Marketing & Business Development Department as a Client Development and Targeting Strategy Manager.

How Will You Make a Difference?   

  • Work closely with Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer (CMBDO) and Director of Business Development to design and implement firmwide metric-driven client relations programs which will include key client initiatives, client feedback programs, and client teams. Define best practices for client relations initiatives and drive internal adoption of related programs through internal advocacy.
  • Formalize and evolve the firm’s approach to account-based marketing, and lead by example with a strategically selected portfolio of clients. Research and prepare briefing documents for attorneys on industry and market trends, and on client-specific issues and developments. Stay on top of client, industry, and market news that could have a potential impact on key clients. When warranted, summarize relevant issues and work with content team to ghost-write proposed client outreach. Present regular opportunities for attorney engagement.
  • Oversee firmwide targeting initiatives, and actively participate as a “face of the firm” at industry events and conferences globally. Work to identify industry and geographic sectors and segments to proactively target and manage the development of targeting plans for each, including ideal client profiles and lists.
  • Supervise and inspire team of Client Relations Managers and Event Coordinators, and instill constant focus on revenue generation and ROI.
  • Oversee and evaluate market research and give input and feedback to Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer to adjust marketing strategy to meet changing markets and competitive conditions.

What Will You Bring to the Table?   

  • Strong knowledge of business development and client relations as normally acquired through a bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, or a closely related field, or the equivalent professional experience. JD, MBA, or MA degree highly preferred.
  • Approximately 8-10 years progressively more responsible work experience in a professional field in order to gain the expertise needed to administer marketing and client services.
  • Experience working in a scientific, engineering, or intellectual property field is highly desirable. Account management and sales experience is highly preferred.
  • Technical skills in business and market development, market research, planning and promotions.
  • Proven track record in leading projects and people and getting results. Exceptional project management and organizational skills required.
  • Ability to analyze a marketing plan’s effectiveness and understand ROI.

Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement.
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution.
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives.

No current openings.

Assistant Manager of Docketing and Indexing (Minneapolis, MN)

Fish & Richardson, the premier global intellectual property law firm, is trusted by the world’s most innovative and influential companies. Fish was established in 1878, and now has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives.  Join Fish’s downtown Minneapolis team in our fast-paced Practice Systems Department as an Assistant Manager of Docketing and Indexing.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Maintain continual workflow of docketing and indexing staff
  • Review workload balancing and re-assignments with all department personnel to ensure coverage of docketing and data updates, monitoring of deadlines, and completion of job requirements.
  • Provide ongoing mentoring and training opportunities with respect to rule changes and docketing procedure updates through regular meetings and discussions
  • Identify areas for improvement with the goal of continually bettering work processes
  • Training
  • Respond to various requests from legal staff and other departments.

What Will You Bring to the Table? 

  • Advanced knowledge of docketing and patent/trademark processes as normally acquired through training, education, and several years of work experience in the Intellectual Property field.
  • Ability to change and adapt to current and future responsibilities and circumstances.
  • Ability to work well within a team-oriented environment and contribute to effective team relationships.
  • Professional conduct, service oriented attitude and acute attention to detail.

Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

Patent Paralegal (Boston, MA)

Fish & Richardson, the premier global intellectual property law firm, is trusted by the world’s most innovative and influential companies. Fish was established in 1878, and now has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives.  Join Fish’s Boston team in our fast-paced Practice Systems Department as a Patent Paralegal.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Maintaining and managing a patent prosecution docket
  • Preparing and filing documents related to patent prosecution
  • Recording billable and non-billable time spent and working toward a billable goal of 1300 hours annually

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • Paralegal/legal administrative degree/certificate or equivalent experience
  • 2-5 years of patent prosecution experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written)

Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

Patent Paralegal (Munich, Germany)

Fish & Richardson, the premier global intellectual property law firm, is trusted by the world’s most innovative and influential companies. Fish was established in 1878, and now has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives.   Join Fish’s Munich team in our fast-paced Practice Systems Department as a Patent Paralegal.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Maintaining and managing a patent prosecution docket
  • Preparing, filing and proofreading documents related to foreign and domestic patent prosecution
  • Recording billable and non-billable time spent on tasks

What Will You Bring to the Table? 

  • Qualified to work as a Paralegal in Germany
  • Some patent prosecution experience
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written)

No current openings.

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