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Employees love our culture, our benefits and our free barista bar. But above all, they love supporting innovators whose futures depend on brilliant ideas.

Our attorneys and staff are attracted to the firm because Sterne Kessler has authenticity throughout the office. And, people stay at the firm year after year because of the atmosphere of respect, collegiality and collaboration. When you join the firm, you will be encouraged to expand your skill base through participation in specialized training programs and to recommend ways to improve processes and efficiency to supervisors and fellow team members.

Working Here 

We like what happens every day when 170+ IP lawyers, agents and scientists and 150+ staff come together at a firm that combines a focus on IP law with the best business practices to achieve outstanding results for our clients. Learn more about our clients and the firm's history and get to know our culture. We think you'll love it here too.

"We are proud that our attorneys and staff have voted Sterne Kessler as Washington Post “Top Workplace” for five years running. And, we’ve been voted as a Washington Business Journal “Best Place to Work” six times! Learn more about our culture and diversity and our interesting history – the backdrop for all of the unique individuals that collectively make our firm what it is today."

Lawyers, Agents & Scientists

With over 50 Ph.D.s and 20 languages among them, our attorneys, patent agents and scientists are highly sought-out for their expertise and are the foremost in their fields.

Learn about our lawyer, patent agent & technical specialist positions

Summer Associates

Just starting your legal career and interested in IP? Consider our summer associate program.

Find out about life as a summer associate


Excellent management and top-notch staff play a key role in our success, from managing diverse departments and running our day-to-day operations to improving our firm-wide processes and delivering excellent client service.

Learn about our staff positions

Applicants who need assistance submitting an application for employment to Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC may contact us at 1.202.371.2600, through our TTY line at 1.202.772.8948, or at (legal positions) or (administrative positions). It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities with advance notice of need. Sterne Kessler is an equal-opportunity employer.