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Press Release

Fish & Richardson Named a "Best Law Firm for Minority Attorneys" by Law360

June 21, 2018

Press Release

Fish & Richardson Named a "Best Law Firm for Minority Attorneys" by Law360

June 21, 2018

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Fish & Richardson has been named one of the “Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys” by Law360 based on a survey of more than 300 U.S. firms. Fish is on a short list of firms Law360 praised for making headway in diversity and inclusion.

In 2017, Fish undertook several new diversity initiatives including instituting a systemic change to the firm’s promotion process to reduce bias and ensure that candidates were considered on their merits. This, combined with the diversity of the pool considered, led to a class with significant diversity into both non-equity and equity principalship at the firm. Fish was also among the first 30 U.S. law firms in 2017 to adopt the “Mansfield Rule,” which focuses on increasing the representation of women and attorneys of color in leadership positions.

In 2005, Fish launched its 1L Diversity Fellowship Program, which provides annual fellowships to diverse first-year law students at the firm’s 11 U.S. offices. Fish has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships through this program.

“Fish has a longstanding and ongoing commitment to building a more diverse workforce that better reflects the diversity we see in our clients and in the courts,” said Ahmed J. Davis, National Chair of Diversity Initiative and Principal of the firm. “We work in a business environment that is increasingly diverse, and we see that in our client representatives, jury pools and in the courts. We are very serious about recruiting and developing diverse attorneys at Fish and are thrilled that our efforts are reflected in this survey.”

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