President and Chief Executive Officer, Fish & Richardson P.C.


Peter Devlin is a patent lawyer who became CEO of Fish & Richardson in 2000. The firm has grown across the board under Peter's leadership, opening new offices, making American Lawyer’s top-100 list for the first time, and increasing diversity efforts. Peter established a diversity chair position and launched a 1L Diversity Fellowship Program. Fish & Richardson also has an active Women’s Initiative and partners with many legal diversity organizations. The firm achieved a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and was ranked No. 33 our of 223 on the American Lawyer Diversity Scorecard. Fish & Richardson was named an LCLD Most Active Member Law Firm in 2016. 

Joined LCLD 2011

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program

Hosted Leadership Lunch (2015)
Fellows nominated: 
2017: Aamir Kazi; 2016: Betty H. Chen; 2015: Cherylyn Esoy Mizzo; 2014: Wasif Qureshi; 2013: Todd E. Garcia; 2012: Tara D. Elliott

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2017: Leah A. Edelman, Heather L. Flanagan; 2016: Tiffany A. Reiter

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2017: Adam Pan, Tracea Rice, James Riddle, Ismael Sarmiento, Veena Tripathi, Ka-Lo Yeh; 2016: Adam Aquino, Sarah Jack, Juyoung Kim; 2015: Alison Liou, R. Francisco Lozano, Ariane S. Moss, Hao J. Wu; 2014: Thomas Chisena, Krystina Ho, Philip Kim, Matthew Mahoney; 2013: Erin Leach, Keith Lim, Ann Motl, Holly Victorson; 2012: Andrew Huah, Karan Jhurani, Lealon Martin, Dafan Zhang

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2016, 2015

Annual Meeting (2016, 2015, 2014) 


Member: Peter Devlin

Diversity Professional: Ahmed J. Davis, Kia Scipio