Richard J. Anderson Joins Wolf Greenfield as Chief Operating Officer

BOSTON AND NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, PC, one of the nation’s top 10 law firms dedicated exclusively to intellectual property law, is pleased to announce that Richard J. Anderson has joined the firm as as chief operating officer.

“We really couldn’t have asked for a better person for this role,” said Ed Gates, President and Managing Partner of Wolf Greenfield. “With a busy career as an intellectual property lawyer and COO, Rick’s depth of experience is unmatched. He will bring insights and perspectives that will help Wolf Greenfield continue to thrive, while understanding how important our culture is to us.

After graduation magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, Rick clerked for the Federal Circuit and began practicing intellectual property law. He co-founded the Minneapolis office of Fish & Richardson, PC, and led the patent practice in all offices. After a decade in this role, Rick became Chief Operating Officer at Fish, assuming global responsibility for all business services functions of the business, including overseeing the financial management of the business. He was a Sloan Fellow and graduated with honors with an MSc in Leadership and Strategy from London Business School.

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

“It’s exciting to join a firm like Wolf Greenfield. The firm has incredible clients and an excellent reputation within the intellectual property community,” said Rick Anderson. “Wolf Greenfield is a firm that I have long respected and watched over, and I am honored to be part of its future.

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

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

About Wolf Greenfield

Wolf Greenfield is one of the top 10 law firms in the country dedicated exclusively to intellectual property law. For nearly a century, the company has helped clients protect their most valuable intellectual property. With more than 150 legal professionals based in Boston and New York, the firm offers a full range of intellectual property services across all technologies. More than 90% of the firm’s practitioners hold a science or engineering degree and more than two-thirds hold an advanced degree (MS, PhD or MD). For more information about Wolf Greenfield, please visit

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