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Black IP lawyers reveal struggles with systemic racism

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Managing IP

Director Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D. was quoted in the article "Black IP lawyers reveal struggles with systemic racism," published by Managing IP.

"Like Frederick at Finnegan, Eldora Ellison, director at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox in Washington DC, says black lawyers should be mentored but also educated on the 'unspoken rules of the game' – something which, in general, they miss out on.

She describes these rules as a 'catch-all term' that, while including networking, also focus on aspects not discussed openly such as how to navigate internal or external politics and power struggles, how to carry yourself, dress, speak and command a room, and how to respond to aggressive or passive-aggressive behaviour by others."