RECOGNITION: Here’s just some of the recognition bestowed on us.
CASE RESULTS AND PEER OPINIONS PLACES FIRM AMONG THE ELITE IP FIRMS IN THE NATION
Benchmark Litigation’s annual analysis of litigation outcomes and peer reviews consistently places Fisch Sigler as one of the top intellectual property practices in the United States. The 2021 edition of Benchmark’s Definitive Guide to the Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys ranks us alongside firms including Cooley, Fenwick & West, and Finnegan Henderson. The same guide also once again named Alan Fisch a National Practice Area Star, the publication’s highest individual ranking. Benchmark has annually bestowed this recognition on Alan, with the 2012 guide identifying him as “an IP legend,” and also previously named Bill Sigler to its national “Under 40 Hot List.”
BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA
2022 RANKING MARKS A DOZEN YEARS OF BEST LAWYERS HONORING ALAN FISCH
The 2022 edition of “Best Lawyers in America” names Alan one of the best patent litigators in Washington, DC. This makes it a dozen years in a row that Alan has achieved this ranking from Best Lawyers, which bases them on a rigorous peer review process capturing the opinions of leading IP lawyers about their colleagues’ professional abilities.
A DECADE OF HIGHLIGHTING ALAN FISCH’S EXPERTISE AND PASSION
Chambers has consistently named Alan one of the top 10 IP litigators in Washington, DC, based on confidential, in-depth client and peer interviews. Over the years, Chambers has written that Alan “is passionate and wants to help the client.” The publication has also identified that Alan “has a very good sense of strategy and how to communicate well with juries,” and is “very good at thinking outside the box and approaching issues from a different perspective.”
NAMING ALAN FISCH AND BILL SIGLER AS SOME OF THE TOP PATENT LITIGATORS IN AMERICA
The most recent publication of the Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers and World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners named both Alan and Bill as among the best in the patent field. Alan has been a staple of Expert Guides’ publications for over a decade, while the 2019 guide marked Bill’s debut. Alan has also appeared in their Best of the Best guides, featuring the top 100 lawyers in the United States regardless of legal specialty.
Expert guides honors result from responses of over 4,000 in-house lawyers and other leading practitioners.
INTELLECTUAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
2021 IAM 1000 EDITION TOUTS FIRM’S “DYNAMITE RECORD OF SUCCESS”
Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners has recognized the firm every year since 2014. Among other praise over the years, IAM has said the firm “can take on all comers – and kick some serious ass,” “draws lines in the sand for clients whose business-critical products and services are under threat,” and is “supremely good at what it does: high-stakes patent trials on either side of the docket.”
The most recent edition of the IAM Patent 1000 states: “Trial boutique Fisch Sigler believes in the power of diversity, maintains a collaborative culture, practices with civility, makes optimum use of legal technology solutions and offers flexibility on fee arrangements. All these things make it a vital ally in the trenches of high-stakes patent and IP disputes, and contribute to its dynamite record of success. One recent highlight was a settlement for Largan Precision in its long-running dispute with optical lens competitor Ability Opto-Electronics Technology. A genius trial lawyer who does things in the right way and for the right reasons, Alan Fisch continues to stand out even among his fellow gold-tier occupants in the IAM Patent1000.”
THE MOST READ DAILY PUBLICATION IN THE LEGAL FIELD NAMES FISCH SIGLER A “LEGAL LION” AND HONORS ALAN FISCH AND JEFF SALTMAN
Law360 regularly covers the great outcomes the firm has achieved for clients, including naming the firm a “Legal Lion” many times over the years for the firm’s victories at trial, summary judgment, and on appeal to the Federal Circuit. And shortly after the firm’s founding, the publication featured it as one of “10 Boutiques Giving Big Firms a Run For Their Money” across all areas of the legal landscape.
Law360 has also recognized Alan Fisch and Jeff Saltman individually. Out of a field of 1,106 nominees, Law360 selected Alan as one of the 10 Most Admired Intellectual Property Attorneys in the United States. And Law360 named Jeff a Rising Star in 2018. He was one of only six intellectual property attorneys to be so honored that year as among the top legal talent under 40 practicing at a level usually only seen from seasoned veterans.
ALAN FISCH NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 500 LAWYERS IN THE United States
Law Dragon has named Alan Fisch to its 500 Leading Lawyers in the United States. Law Dragon’s list results from industry evaluations and case outcome studies, and spans the legal industry, with selections from the judiciary, public interest, dealmakers, litigators, and more.
FISCH SIGLER ATTORNEYS IN THE TOP PERCENTILE OF THE PROFESSION BASED ON ACTUAL CASE RESULTS
Patexia ranked Fisch Sigler Superstars as one of the top five, two of the top ten, three of the top 15, and four of the top 100 patent defense lawyers in the United States. Patexia analyzed 14,506 patent cases involving 1,964 law firms and 9,553 attorneys over a recent four-year period. And based on the results achieved by these attorneys, Patexia concluded in its 2022 Patent Litigation Intelligence Report that Alan Fisch and Bill Sigler were the #4 and #6 best performing patent defense litigators in the nation. Patexia’s Report also ranked Fisch Sigler partner Jeff Saltman at #12 and Fisch Sigler attorney Ken Fung at #90.
And in 2021, Patexia analyzed 10,552 United States district court patent cases involving 9,131 unique patents, 11,786 defendants and plaintiffs, 2,841 law firms, and 12,780 attorneys over a recent three-year period. And based on the outcomes in those cases, Patexia concluded in its 2021 Patent Litigation Intelligence Report that Alan Fisch is one of the top 10 best performing patent litigators in the nation.
FIRM ATTORNEYS NAMED TO PEER REVIEWED RANKINGS LIMITED TO TOP 5% OF PRACTICING LAWYERS
Four Fisch Sigler team members have been named to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists: Alan Fisch, Ken Fung, Jeff Saltman, and Bill Sigler.
THE AMERICAN LAWYER
LITIGATORS OF THE WEEK AND OTHER GREAT COVERAGE
The American Lawyer has frequently covered the firm’s victories and quoted members of the team on hot-button industry issues. This coverage has included successes the firm achieved for clients Amazon.com, Juniper Networks, and Largan Precision. The American Lawyer also selected Alan as its Litigator of the Week for his work as lead counsel in obtaining a fourth jury trial defense win in Marshall, Texas.
US NEWS & WORLD REPORT
FISCH SIGLER REMAINS A MAINSTAY IN THE GOLD STANDARD OF RANKINGS
In what’s become an annual tradition, U.S. News has consistently ranked the firm among the best of the best. Most recently, U.S. News again placed the firm in its tippy-top grouping—Tier 1—for Washington, DC patent litigation. Other firms joining us in Tier 1 include Finnegan Henderson, Kirkland & Ellis, and Morrison & Foerster. And the publication also ranked us in Tier 2 nationally, alongside firms like Irell & Manella, Jenner & Block, and Williams and Connolly.
THE PUBLICATION OF RECORD FOR WASHINGTON, DC’S ELITES RECOGNIZES ALAN FISCH
Over the many years, Alan Fisch has been selected by Washingtonian as one of the top lawyers in the Washington-DC area. Alan’s first inclusion was in 2003. In past years when the lists ranked lawyers by number, Alan twice ranked #19 and once ranked #30 out of the 80,000 lawyers in the Washington, DC area.