Fish Opens New Administrative Hub in the Twin Cities, Adds 150 Employees in Minneapolis

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 11:05

Fish is building the workforce of the future in a new Administrative Hub with a team of smart, collaborative staff who will help the firm continue to deliver the best services to clients. The new Hub space is unlike a traditional law office. It has an open floor plan with many areas for people to interact and work in a comfortable and engaging environment. It is equipped with the most advanced technology and work spaces, such as standing desks with treadmills, and fosters teamwork, communication and creativity. The new operations center will host 150 employees in administrative and technical jobs. The center will house the firm's services for finance and accounting, IT, human resources and patent practice support.

Boston-based Fish & Richardson chose Minneapolis to oversee infrastructure functions of its firm’s 13 separate offices in part because of its established record of relatively reasonable business costs. The firm also considered locations in Texas, Massachusetts, Georgia and California. The firm expects to save about $3 million a year by moving its adminstrative work to the new location.

Richard J. Anderson is a principal in the firm's Twin Cities office and serves as the firm’s chief operating officer. As COO, Anderson is responsible for all of the firm’s administrative functions globally and oversees the firm’s financial management. He also works with the firm’s administrative department heads to ensure continuous improvement in all administrative processes.