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Richard J. Anderson Joins Wolf Greenfield as Chief Operating Officer

Wolf Greenfield is pleased to announce that Richard J. Anderson has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer.

“We really couldn't have dreamed of a better person for this position,” said Ed Gates, Wolf Greenfield’s President and Managing Partner. “With a storied career as an intellectual property lawyer and COO, Rick’s depth of experience is second to none. He will bring ideas and perspectives that will help Wolf Greenfield continue to thrive, while understanding how important our culture is to us.”

After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, Rick clerked for the Federal Circuit and began practicing IP law. He co-founded the Minneapolis office of Fish & Richardson, P.C., and led the patent practice across all offices. After a decade in that role, Rick became the COO at Fish, taking on global responsibility for all firm business services functions, including oversight of the firm’s financial management. He was a Sloan Fellow and graduated with distinction with a Master of Science in Leadership and Strategy from the London Business School.

As COO of Wolf Greenfield, Rick will work closely with firm management to guide Wolf Greenfield’s business functions, building on the decades of growth led by Executive Director Bob Edwards. Known for his innovative approach to strategic operations management, Rick will oversee the areas of finance, legal services, operations, information technology, human resources, legal recruiting and professional development, and business development.

“It is exciting to join a firm like Wolf Greenfield. The firm has amazing clients and a stellar reputation within the intellectual property community,” said Rick Anderson. “Wolf Greenfield is a firm I’ve respected and watched for a long time and I'm honored to be a part of its future.”

“As Wolf Greenfield continues to build our Washington, DC presence and our New York office while maintaining our strong Boston reputation, we are fortunate to benefit from Rick’s extensive experience in growing and leading multiple offices, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the firm,” added Ed Gates.

The news of Rick joining Wolf Greenfield was covered by The American Lawyer.