Fish & Richardson Ranks in Top 20 Percent of Law Firms for Diversity

Fish & Richardson announced today that it ranked in the top 20 percent of law firms for diversity, according to the 2015 American Lawyer (Am Law) Diversity Scorecard. Fish was ranked 37 out of 220 firms, based on the number of minority attorneys in its offices. The 2015 Am Law Diversity Scorecard is comprised of survey results of the Am Law 200 and National Law Journal (NLJ) 250 law firms.

"We are thrilled to once again receive such a high ranking for our diversity efforts. We put a lot of effort into recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce, and it's great to see that reflected in this survey," said Ahmed J. Davis, National Chair of the Diversity Initiative and Principal of the firm. "Law firms that excel at their diversity efforts understand that it is not merely the right thing to do, but it makes good business sense. But as far as we've come, there is always more progress to be made in creating a respectful and inclusive culture that values the diversity of people, experiences, perspectives, talents, and capabilities."

Fish is consistently recognized as one of the country's top law firms for diversity, and recently was named a 2015 "Top Firm" for Minority Attorneys by Law360. Fish received a top rating of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2015 Corporate Equality Index, which rates businesses for the treatment of LGBT employees in the workplace. The Minority Corporate Counsel Association named Fish to its 2014 "Do Good, Do Well" list for excellence in both diversity and profitability. The firm was named by Vault, Inc. to the Best Law Firms for Diversity: Top 25 List for Disability Diversity (2014) and Diversity for Minorities Top 25 List (2013).

The Diversity Scorecard contains detailed information on 2014 minority legal staffing at law firms in the NLJ 250 and Am Law 200 employing 154 lawyers or more. Scorecard rankings are determined by adding the percentage of minority attorneys (Asian or Asian-American, black or African-American, Latino or Hispanic, and multiracial) in a firm's U.S. offices to the percentage of its U.S. based minority partners.