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● “As previously mentioned, the firm puts in the effort to cultivate a warm and collaborative environment between colleagues, with plenty of opportunities for social events, even if they are mostly virtual for the time being. The firm operates on a merit basis, with recognition of hard work and diversity across timekeepers and staff. Directors, associates, and staff interact as team members working towards a common goal to serve clients. Everyone's contributions are acknowledged.”
● “Our firm has a positive and inclusive culture. Everyone values the importance of maintaining professional social connections.”
● “One of the friendliest places I've ever worked. Everyone is very approachable no matter what level they are in the firm.”
Sterne Kessler is an intellectual property law firm located in the heart of Washington, D.C. Our team consists of 155 attorneys from diverse backgrounds, with over 50 professionals holding Ph.D.’s in science and engineering. We have cultivated an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating. Our attorneys and staff have voted Sterne Kessler as a Washington Post “Top Workplace” for eight years running and a Washington Business Journal "Best Place to Work" 11 times!
Our attorneys are particularly noted for their technical expertise, industry experience, and litigation prowess. Additionally, we get to work on matters involving cutting edge technologies and legal issues demanded by a broad range of innovative individuals and companies. Some of our clients include Apple, Adidas, Google, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Amgen.
“The firm hires from a wide range of schools. Technical backgrounds appear to be key with a lot of industry, PHD, and USPTO Examiner experienced hires.”