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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

Conflicts Resolution 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 Conflicts Department as a Conflicts Resolution Specialist.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Providing 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
  • Working directly with principals and their assistants to resolve potential conflict issues
  • Producing accurate conflict reports using the firm’s conflicts-checking software.
  • Providing advice regarding use of firm standard engagement and waiver letter templates and assist with drafting same
  • Researching, analyzing and reporting on corporate family tree information of new clients and adverse parties

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

Conflicts 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 Conflicts Department as an Conflicts Specialist.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Reviewing new client, new matter and change requests submitted into the firm’s new business intake system to check for accuracy and completeness.
  • Working with the submitters to make corrections and to obtain any necessary additional information.
  • Using the conflicts database to prepare and perform high quality conflict searches and produce accurate conflict-of-interest reports for new business, lateral intake and/or marketing purposes.
  • Routinely monitoring discussions on new matter submissions and facilitating resolution of potential conflict issues.
  • Assisting with the ongoing maintenance and data integrity of the conflicts information in the firm’s databases.

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • A high level of attention to detail and organization.
  • 2+ years’ experience in legal conflicts of interest, new business intake and/or risk or records management.
  • 3-5 years’ previous law firm experience in an administrative role or the equivalent in similar experience

 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

Human Resources Generalist

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 HR Department as a Human Resources Generalist.

How You Will Make a Difference?

  • Help Fish & Richardson partner with some of the world’s most renowned companies by coaching and consulting with managers and employees, along with developing and implementing various HR initiatives, systems, and policies
  • Utilize superior project management skills while working closely with the Chief Human Resources Officer on program design, employee development, and strategic planning
  • Apply direct, hands-on experience to a variety of HR-related areas including, but not limited to, employee relations, performance management, program development, talent acquisition, and training

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • At least 5 years of HR Generalist experience in a professional services environment required
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or closely related field
  • Proven skills in presenting, resolving conflicts, and providing superior client service
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build relationships at all levels of the firm
  • Strong drive and the ability to self-motivate in the face of multiple priorities while managing time efficiently
  • Strong technical HR skills
  • Comfortable working in a collaborative, dynamic, and open office 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

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

Litigation Knowledge Management Coordinator (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 Litigation Practice Systems Department as a Litigation Knowledge Management Coordinator.

How Will You Make a Difference?   

  • Responsible for collecting and tracking key matter and experience data.
  • Work with the Knowledge Management Team and other internal firm resources to support initiatives, ongoing projects, programs, and track usage and quality standards for our knowledge management tools.
  • Maintain operations of litigation knowledge management tools (such as Brief Bank, Best Practices, Directories and Experience Tracker), including content maintenance, organization, and other support.
  • Coordinate with various administrative departments to develop technology and/or process improvement solutions to support the litigation practice group and streamline how we work.

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • At least 1-3 years of relevant experience. Background in litigation desirable.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (SharePoint, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to quickly learn new software; maintain and report data and other program-related reports on an ongoing basis.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize simultaneous projects and numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.

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

Office Services Assistant (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 Operations Department as an Office Services Assistant.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Log and distribute all incoming and outgoing mail, packages, deliveries and faxes.  Weigh mail and affix appropriate postage.  Package outbound shipments efficiently and economically to ensure safe delivery.
  • Complete assigned copying, scanning, printing, and binding projects.  Ensure supply stations are clean, stocked, and organized.
  • Prepare and test video conferencing equipment and set up refreshments in advance of meetings.  Promptly break down equipment and clean rooms after meetings.
  • Assist with file room services, inventory, and other business needs as they arise

What Will You Bring to the Table?  

  • 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
  • Significant attention to detail is a must
  • Occasionally lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Previous experience in office services a plus

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

Docketing Specialist (San Diego, CA)

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 San Diego team in our fast-paced Practice Systems Department as a Docketing Specialist.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Docket USPTO and foreign patent and/or trademark mail in the docketing system.
  • Generate and monitor daily docket of deadlines to ensure that deadlines are met and the system is properly updated.
  • Review incoming and outgoing emails/faxes/mail and update docketing systems as necessary.
  • Review/double-check selected patent documents before electronically filing them with the USPTO.
  • Provide assistance with overflow docketing and/or coverage for other F&R offices.
  • 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 IP 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

Docketing 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 Practice Systems Department as a Docketing Specialist.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Docket USPTO and foreign patent and/or trademark mail in the docketing system.
  • Generate and monitor daily docket of deadlines to ensure that deadlines are met and the system is properly updated.
  • Review incoming and outgoing emails/faxes/mail and update docketing systems as necessary.
  • Review/double-check selected patent documents before electronically filing them with the USPTO.
  • Provide assistance with overflow docketing and/or coverage for other F&R offices.
  • 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 IP 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

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