BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 16, 2011) - Fish & Richardson today announced that two of its IP litigators, John Gartman and Gregory Madera, have been named to the prestigious 2011 BTI Client Service All-Star list for their best-in-class client service.

BTI Consulting Group, a leading Boston-based market research firm, interviewed over 300 corporate counsel at large and Fortune 1000 companies to determine their satisfaction with the law firms they work with. As part of this independent survey, corporate counsel are asked to name the individual attorney who truly delivers client service better than all others. Mr. Gartman and Mr. Madera were among 318 attorneys selected nationwide.

According to BTI, this year's 2011 BTI Client Service All-Stars were singled out for their keen understanding of business issues, intense client focus, and commitment to client needs despite changing in-house legal budgets and increased demand.

"We work hard to provide our clients with extraordinary client service every day," said Peter J. Devlin, President of Fish & Richardson. "Most big companies work with many lawyers from different law firms for different projects, so it is an honor to have two of our attorneys named by in-house counsel as the absolute best-of-the-best."

About Fish & Richardson
Fish & Richardson is a leading global law firm with more than 350 attorneys and technology specialists practicing intellectual property strategy and counseling, intellectual property litigation, and business litigation. Fish does cutting-edge legal work for innovative clients who value their intellectual property. For over 130 years, Fish has been serving great innovators, helping protect countless ideas, nurturing discoveries, and facilitating the entry of new concepts to market. The firm has been ranked the number one patent litigation firm in the country for seven straight years (Corporate Counsel, 2003-2010); a top IP firm for America's biggest companies (Corporate Counsel, September 2010); and an elite Tier 1 IP litigation, patent prosecution, ITC, and Life Sciences firm (Managing Intellectual Property, February 2011). Fish was honored as an IP Firm of the Year (Law360, January 2010), named a finalist for top IP Litigation Department of the Year (American Lawyer, January 2010), and was named the number one firm in the U.S. for PCT filings (Managing Intellectual Property, October 2010). The firm also handled two of the top ten most important IP cases of 2009 (Managing Intellectual Property, January 2010). For more information, visit

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