Washington, D.C. (December 20, 2023) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce that Patrick Hennessy has joined the firm as chief financial officer. Hennessy is responsible for managing the overall financial operations of the firm, and his duties include overseeing accounting, budgeting, and all financial matters to support the firm’s growth targets and business planning objectives.

Hennessy brings more than three decades of progressive finance and senior administrative experience in professional services organizations, including over 20 years with law firms. Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Pat served as senior director of finance at Crowell & Moring LLP, firm administrator at Odin Feldman & Pittleman PC, chief financial officer at Howrey LLP, and director at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Pat earned a Master of Business Administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Pat is also an alumnus of Harvard Law School’s Leadership in Law Firms Executive Education program.

“We are delighted to welcome Pat to our senior leadership team at Sterne Kessler. His strategic vision and wealth of financial management experience will contribute greatly to the continued growth and success of our firm,” said Sterne Kessler Chief Operating Officer Robert Burger

About Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

Based in Washington, D.C. and renowned for more than four decades for dedication to the protection, transfer, and enforcement of intellectual property rights, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is one of the most highly regarded intellectual property specialty law firms in the world. Its team of attorneys, registered patent agents, students, and technical specialists include some of the country’s most respected practitioners of IP law tackling innovations across a broad spectrum of industries. The firm’s practitioners hold over 50 masters and over 60 doctorate degrees in science or engineering and represent Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups, inventors, venture capital firms, and universities in a client service driven environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating. Visit the firm online at sternekessler.com.

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