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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

No current openings.

Conflicts Resolution Specialist (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 Conflicts Department as a Conflicts Resolution Specialist.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Provide detailed analysis of conflict reports in order to identify possible conflicts of interest (including those that are sensitive, confidential and/or complex) and to facilitate and assist with the timely resolution of possible conflict issues (whether ethical conflicts, business conflicts or subject matter conflicts) by working directly with principals and their secretaries/assistants to resolve identified issues
  • Initiate and maintain routine follow-up with attorneys regarding outstanding identified conflicts issues to ensure their timely resolution
  • Produce accurate conflict reports from LegalKey
  • Research, analyze and report on corporate family tree information of new clients and adverse parties
  • Review, compare and provide advice regarding use of firm standard engagement and waiver letter templates and assisting with drafting same

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent in experience) and at least 3 years’ experience working in a law firm at a level normally acquired through professional experience with expertise in the identification, analysis and resolution of conflicts of interest, including ethical, subject matter and business conflicts, or a J.D
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong investigative and analytical skills necessary to conduct complex and detailed analysis of legal matters

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.
No current openings.

IT Specialist I (New York, NY)

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 New York City team in our fast-paced Information Technology Department as an IT Specialist I.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Facilitate and own all workstation deployment and user support requests for the firm.
  • Troubleshoot a wide range of software and hardware issues, providing on-site support as well as back-up support to all other offices.
  • Manage and assist with implementation, integration, and training for any new or existing application or system rollouts.

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • Strong knowledge of information technology at a level normally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree in business or information technology, or a closely related field, technical training, or equivalent experience. Microsoft certification/training strongly desired.
  • Approximately 2-3 years of experience providing desktop support, preferably in a large professional-services environment.
  • Windows 10, A+, and Network+ certifications.

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 I (Austin, TX)

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 Austin team in our fast-paced Information Technology Department as an IT Specialist I.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Facilitate and own all workstation deployment and user support requests for the firm.
  • Troubleshoot a wide range of software and hardware issues, providing on-site support as well as back-up support to all other offices.
  • Manage and assist with implementation, integration, and training for any new or existing application or system rollouts.

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • Strong knowledge of information technology at a level normally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree in business or information technology, or a closely related field, technical training, or equivalent experience. Microsoft certification/training strongly desired.
  • Approximately 2-3 years of experience providing desktop support, preferably in a large professional-services environment.
  • Windows 10, A+, and Network+ certifications.

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, 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 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

Litigation Support Coordinator (Washington, DC)

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 Washington, DC team in our fast-paced Litigation Practice Systems Department as a Litigation Support Coordinator.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Encourage and support the use of litigation specific technologies, with the ultimate goal of promoting a highly efficient and effective electronic discovery process.
  • Partner with litigation case teams to outline, determine, and implement case data management and electronic discovery strategies during the pre-discovery phase.
  • Assist with the evaluation, development, and implementation of litigation specific technologies as well as the related procedures and training programs for implementation and maintenance.
  • Assist litigation teams with planning and budgeting as it relates to discovery services.
  • Ensure client events requiring multiple integrated resources, such as off-site trials, receive appropriate and coordinated support.
  • Create and provide thorough project documentation, reporting, and metrics.

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • Thorough knowledge of litigation support as normally acquired through a bachelor’s degree, or specialized equivalent experience. Project management certification a plus.
  • 7+ years litigation support experience, including hands-on data analyst work.
  • Advanced working knowledge of electronic discovery and evidence management software, including Nuix, Relativity, Livenote, Concordance, and IPRO.
  • Demonstrable ability to generate reports and formulate database content structures within electronic discovery and evidence management software programs.
  • Knowledge of forensic document collection, SQL databases and queries, and document hold processes.

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

Litigation Support Coordinator (Dallas, TX)

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 Dallas team in our fast-paced Litigation Practice Systems Department as a Litigation Support Coordinator.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Encourage and support the use of litigation specific technologies, with the ultimate goal of promoting a highly efficient and effective electronic discovery process.
  • Partner with litigation case teams to outline, determine, and implement case data management and electronic discovery strategies during the pre-discovery phase.
  • Assist with the evaluation, development, and implementation of litigation specific technologies as well as the related procedures and training programs for implementation and maintenance.
  • Assist litigation teams with planning and budgeting as it relates to discovery services.
  • Ensure client events requiring multiple integrated resources, such as off-site trials, receive appropriate and coordinated support.
  • Create and provide thorough project documentation, reporting, and metrics.

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • Thorough knowledge of litigation support as normally acquired through a bachelor’s degree, or specialized equivalent experience. Project management certification a plus.
  • 7+ years litigation support experience, including hands-on data analyst work.
  • Advanced working knowledge of electronic discovery and evidence management software, including Nuix, Relativity, Livenote, Concordance, and IPRO.
  • Demonstrable ability to generate reports and formulate database content structures within electronic discovery and evidence management software programs.
  • Knowledge of forensic document collection, SQL databases and queries, and document hold processes.

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

Litigation Support Coordinator (San Diego, CA)

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 San Diego team in our fast-paced Litigation Practice Systems Department as a Litigation Support Coordinator.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Encourage and support the use of litigation specific technologies, with the ultimate goal of promoting a highly efficient and effective electronic discovery process.
  • Partner with litigation case teams to outline, determine, and implement case data management and electronic discovery strategies during the pre-discovery phase.
  • Assist with the evaluation, development, and implementation of litigation specific technologies as well as the related procedures and training programs for implementation and maintenance.
  • Assist litigation teams with planning and budgeting as it relates to discovery services.
  • Ensure client events requiring multiple integrated resources, such as off-site trials, receive appropriate and coordinated support.
  • Create and provide thorough project documentation, reporting, and metrics.

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • Thorough knowledge of litigation support as normally acquired through a bachelor’s degree, or specialized equivalent experience. Project management certification a plus.
  • 7+ years litigation support experience, including hands-on data analyst work.
  • Advanced working knowledge of electronic discovery and evidence management software, including Nuix, Relativity, Livenote, Concordance, and IPRO.
  • Demonstrable ability to generate reports and formulate database content structures within electronic discovery and evidence management software programs.
  • Knowledge of forensic document collection, SQL databases and queries, and document hold processes.

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

Litigation Support Coordinator (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 Litigation Practice Systems Department as a Litigation Support Coordinator.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Encourage and support the use of litigation specific technologies, with the ultimate goal of promoting a highly efficient and effective electronic discovery process.
  • Partner with litigation case teams to outline, determine, and implement case data management and electronic discovery strategies during the pre-discovery phase.
  • Assist with the evaluation, development, and implementation of litigation specific technologies as well as the related procedures and training programs for implementation and maintenance.
  • Assist litigation teams with planning and budgeting as it relates to discovery services.
  • Ensure client events requiring multiple integrated resources, such as off-site trials, receive appropriate and coordinated support.
  • Create and provide thorough project documentation, reporting, and metrics.

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • Thorough knowledge of litigation support as normally acquired through a bachelor’s degree, or specialized equivalent experience. Project management certification a plus.
  • 7+ years litigation support experience, including hands-on data analyst work.
  • Advanced working knowledge of electronic discovery and evidence management software, including Nuix, Relativity, Livenote, Concordance, and IPRO.
  • Demonstrable ability to generate reports and formulate database content structures within electronic discovery and evidence management software programs.
  • Knowledge of forensic document collection, SQL databases and queries, and document hold processes.

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.

Litigation Legal Secretary (San Diego, CA)

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 San Diego team in our fast-paced Operations Department as a Litigation Legal Secretary.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Type and draft correspondence, memoranda, and other documents
  • Answer, screen, and place calls; leaving messages as appropriate
  • Establish and maintain calendar and deadline reminder systems, utilize master calendar systems, and adhere to all firm policies and procedures with regard to docketing of deadlines
  • Keep legal staff calendar up-to-date; including scheduling of meetings and appointments; arrange travel; and process reimbursements
  • Upon direction of attorney, e-file documents with various courts; pull court dockets and document via appropriate sources

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • General knowledge normally acquired through completion of high school or equivalent
  • 3+ years’ on-the job experience, preferably in the professional services industry
  • Excellent reading, writing and grammar skills, including spelling, in order to proof and perform editing of legal correspondence and legal case documents; good understanding of basic mathematical concepts
  • Ability to change and adapt to current and future responsibilities and circumstances
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints
  • Ability to enhance department and organization reputation by creating and sharing new and innovative ideas and concepts and exploring opportunities to add value

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

APS Indexer-Scanner (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 Practice Systems Department as an APS Indexer-Scanner.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Processing a large volume of postal and electronic communications for patent and trademark matters into our APS system
  • Reading documents for correct coding/profiling
  • Coding, scanning, and downloading documents

What Will You Bring to the Table?  

  • Excellent attention to detail and high quality work standards
  • Strong reading comprehension and an aptitude for learning various software applications

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.

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