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Daniel Hampson, Elizabeth Neal, and Adam Donovan Join Fish & Richardson

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Boston, MA -- Fish & Richardson P.C. announced today that Daniel Hampson has joined the firm as its Director of Marketing & Business Development, Elizabeth Neal has joined the firm as its Director of Events & Communications, and Adam Donovan has joined the firm as its Patent Practice Group Marketing Manager.

As Director of Marketing & Business Development, Daniel Hampson will be responsible for managing the global marketing and business development functions for all of the firm’s practice groups. He comes to Fish with 12 years of law firm marketing, business development and competitive intelligence experience. Dan joins Fish from Goulston & Storrs, where he was Manager of Business Development, and previously worked at both Mintz Levin in Boston and Jackson Walker in Texas. He received his M.B.A. in marketing management from the Graduate School of Management of the University of Dallas in 1996, and his B.A. from Providence College in 1990. He is a member of the Legal Marketing Association and the Legal Sales and Service Organization.

As Director of Events & Communications, Elisabeth Neal will be responsible for external communications including material, website, and client alerts. She also manages all firm events and regional marketing activities and works closely with the practice group and business development marketing team to coordinate firm-wide marketing initiatives as well as cross-marketing opportunities. Liz brings 11 years of experience in venture capital marketing to her new position. Prior to joining Fish, she was the Director of Marketing for Kodiak Venture Partners and before that the Director of Strategic Relations for Castile Ventures. She is also an advisor for Village Project, Inc., an international education program for children. Liz received her B.A. from Wheaton College in 1996.

As Patent Practice Group Marketing Manager, Adam Donovan will be responsible for the marketing and business development for the firm’s Patent Prosecution and Strategic Counseling Group. Prior to joining Fish, he was the Marketing and Business Development Manager for the Global Intellectual Property Practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. He received his B.B.A. in international business and marketing from The George Washington University in 2004.

Founded in 1878, Fish & Richardson is one of the largest law firms in the U.S. practicing exclusively in the areas of intellectual property, litigation and corporate law. The firm has more than 450 attorneys in ten offices in the United States and one office in Germany. Fish & Richardson has long represented great innovators and entrepreneurs, including pioneering inventors such as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and the Wright Brothers. Fish & Richardson was named "Law firm of the Year for Life Sciences and Biotechnology" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine in April 2008. Fish & Richardson handles more patent litigation than any other law firm in the U.S. (IP Law & Business July 2007). It also rates among the top U.S. firms in patents and trademarks obtained. In August 2007, Fish was named the top intellectual property (IP) law firm in the U.S. in Corporate Counsel Magazine’s sixth annual survey of "Who Represents America's Biggest Companies."

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