Fish & Richardson Principal Frank Scherkenbach Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Fish & Richardson announced today that Frank Scherkenbach, a principal in the firm’s Boston office, has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), one of the premier legal associations in North America. Scherkenbach joins Fish attorneys Ruffin Cordell and Tommy Jacks, who are also ACTL Fellows.

Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only to those trial lawyers with at least 15 years of trial experience who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and collegiality. Less than one percent of attorneys in each state are admitted to the College.

Scherkenbach's practice focuses on complex, high-technology litigation. He has particular expertise in cases related to computer software, semiconductors, medical devices, and life sciences. Scherkenbach has spent over 300 days in trial, secured jury verdicts worth hundreds of millions of dollars for some of the largest technology companies in the world, and shaped landmark cases that have changed the practice of patent law. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, his B.S. with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and his A.B. with distinction in classics from Stanford University. Founded in 1950, the American College of Trial Lawyers strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice, and the ethics of the trial profession. There are currently almost 6,000 members in the U.S. and Canada.