Fish & Richardson Principal Whitney Reichel Named to 2020 “Top Women of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly


Whitney Reichel

Fish & Richardson principal Whitney Reichel has been named to the 2020 list of the “Top Women of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (MLW). Each year, MLW singles out an elite group of legal leaders for this prestigious award.

Reichel is an accomplished patent trial lawyer with over 15 years of experience representing some of the world’s largest companies in their highest stakes IP litigation. She has litigated complex patent cases in federal courts around the country, across a broad spectrum of technologies, in a wide range of industries. Her practice also extends to trade secret litigation and general commercial litigation.

In addition to her client work, Reichel serves as a Litigation Group Leader in Boston and as the local recruiting principal. She also manages the Boston office chapter of the firm’s EMPOWER Women’s Initiative, which promotes the recruitment, retention and advancement of the firm’s female legal staff. Reichel has an active pro bono practice and has handled cases for the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) program for over 12 years and received PAIR’s “Outstanding Pro Bono Service” Award in 2014. She also regularly takes on pro bono cases through Immigration Equality, which is the country’s leading LGBTQ+ immigrant rights organization.

She received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2005 and her B.S. in electrical engineering in 2002 from Brown University.

Fish & Richardson, the premier global intellectual property law firm, is trusted by the world’s most innovative and influential companies. From patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution and counseling to our full-service litigation practice, we work together to provide our clients with exceptional advocacy across the life cycle of intellectual property needs in the U.S. and around the world. Our deep bench of attorneys with first-chair trial experience in every technology makes us the go-to firm for the most technically complex cases. Fish was established in 1878, and now has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives. For more information, visit or follow us at @FishRichardson.

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