Fish & Richardson Announces Participation in 2014 OnRamp Fellowship Program

BOSTON--()--Fish & Richardson announced today that it will offer one-year, paid fellowships to women lawyers re-entering the legal profession through the OnRamp Fellowship Program. Fish is one of 15 top law firms that have joined the OnRamp program.

“These 15 law firms are innovative pioneers”

“These 15 law firms are innovative pioneers,” said Caren Ulrich Stacy, Founder of the OnRamp Fellowship. “By participating in the program, they are benefitting the profession as well as their own firms by forging a new pathway back for women lawyers who took a break and want to return.”

Women lawyers who are selected to participate in the highly competitive Fellowship program are provided with a partner advisor at the firm as well as training and career counseling.

Fish has an impressive roster of women in leadership positions, including two of the firm’s four practice group leaders: Ann Cathcart Chaplin, Litigation Practice Group Leader, and Cynthia Johnson Walden, Trademark and Copyright Practice Group Leader. Additional women leaders include Kristen McCallion, Copyright Group Chair; and Dorothy Whelan, Post-Grant Practice Group Co-Chair.

“Fish is pleased to pioneer the OnRamp Fellowship,” said Natalie Arbaugh, chair of Fish EMPOWER Women’s Initiative. “Too many smart, talented women walk away from the legal profession. We hope that innovative programs such as this will help more of them return.”

The OnRamp Fellowship is a re-entry platform that matches experienced women lawyers returning to the profession with law firms for one-year, paid positions. This unique experiential learning program gives returning women lawyers – many of whom have opted out of the legal field for a period of time to raise children – an opportunity to demonstrate their value in the marketplace while also broadening their experience, skills, and legal contacts. For more information, visit

Fish & Richardson is a global patent, intellectual property (IP) litigation, and commercial litigation law firm with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists across the U.S. and Europe. Fish has been named the #1 patent litigation firm in the U.S. for 10 consecutive years. Fish has been winning cases worth billions in controversy – often by making new law – for the most innovative clients and influential industry leaders since 1878. For more information, visit


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