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Top-notch managers and staff are key to our success — managing departments and day-to-day operations, improving processes, and delivering excellent service.

The Sterne Kessler staff plays an essential role in our firm's success. When you join Sterne Kessler, you become an important link in the chain of service we provide to our clients. There is a high standard of excellence here – superior support for our legal professionals quickly translates into superior client service.

Learn more about current job openings and how to apply, along with information on our benefits and training.

Our talented group of professionals put their experience and knowledge to work every day in a wide array of departments, while sharing information across the firm and with key external partners. Collectively, our staff also strives to make continual improvements to our firm-wide processes and procedures.

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Working at our firm

Upon joining Sterne Kessler, you'll find an atmosphere of respect, collegiality and collaboration. We have high standards for professionalism and ethics and have an interest in hiring individuals who provide energetic leadership, demonstrate an optimistic attitude and have a positive work ethic. We encourage our employees to take an active role in training and mentoring others, and we support professional development through internal and external training. For example, members of our staff are active members of professional organizations, such as the Association of Legal Administrators, the International Association of Administrative Professionals, and the National Docketing Association.

"I have opportunities every day for challenging and rewarding work. I get to do it with hardworking and motivated team members. I like and respect the people I work with."

- Employee comment, The Washington Post 2021 survey

We like to have fun!

We're serious about IP, and we like to have fun too! Throughout the year, we have social events large and small, from happy hours and ice cream socials to a high-energy holiday party and annual employee appreciation luncheon. Our hallways are always bustling with activity, the lunchroom is lively, and of course, it's always nice to grab a specialty drink with colleagues at the barista bar! We invite you to learn more about our culture.

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Ideal applicants

When we set out to fill a position, we strive to hire the best-qualified person — someone who can make immediate contributions to the firm. As an intellectual property law firm, the nature of our work is fast-paced, and it is challenging. If you have knowledge and experience, superior attention to detail and top-flight organizational skills, coupled with a collegial approach to work and a general sense of fun, please consider joining us!

Compensation & benefits

In addition to offering a competitive salary and benefits package for each employee, we are committed to providing our staff and attorneys with the tools necessary for their success. Please see our current opportunities for more information.

Applicants who need assistance submitting an application for employment to Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC, may contact us at 1.202.371.2600, or 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.

Current Opportunities

Learn more about current job openings and how to how to apply, along with information on our benefits and training.

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