Washington D.C. (June 15, 2020) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce the firm has been recognized by The Washington Post among 200 of the “Top Workplaces” in the Greater Washington, D.C. area for the seventh consecutive year. The “Top Workplaces” distinction features private, public, nonprofit and government agencies that have scored the highest ratings in an anonymous employee survey administered by Energage, LLC.
In a city filled with law firms, Sterne Kessler is one of only nine included among the list of 200 employers and one of only five law firms in the midsize company category, which includes 75 employers.
The Post noted as a result of record employee participation in this year’s survey, which assesses engagement and satisfaction among the employees of an organization, the publication expanded the annual “Top Workplaces” list from 150 to 200 employers. The editors write that this underscores the heightened efforts of many of D.C. agencies to cultivate supportive and respectful environments. The 200 winners will be featured in a special “Top Workplaces” magazine on October 14 and on The Post’s website. The Washington Post also plans to host an awards ceremony in October to recognize the 200 top-ranked companies. View the full list of winners here.
Sterne Kessler Managing Director Michael B. Ray remarked, “To be celebrated as a ‘Top Workplace’ by our staff and attorneys again this year means more now than ever before. During a time of great uncertainty, our employees have gone above and beyond to not only continue supporting our clients with excellent service, but to maintaining our firm’s culture of teamwork and mutual respect. We are adapting to change every single day, and while I could not be more proud of the flexibility our employees have exhibited, I also cannot imagine a better team to navigate whatever the future brings.”
The current online edition of the “Top Workplaces” publication profiles the firm, noting “This D.C. law firm is laser-focused on the hard work of helping companies and individuals protect their ideas. As intellectual property lawyers, associates and partners at Sterne Kessler have to understand the minutia of how clients' products work. Most have earned advanced technical degrees that lend them scientific or engineering expertise. The offices are not without their creature comforts; one favorite is a coffee bar offering free hot and cold specialty drinks throughout the business day."
Sterne Kessler’s inclusion on the “Top Workplaces” list comes on the heels of the firm being named a Washington Business Journal “Best Place to Work” for the eleventh time earlier this year. Additionally, the firm continues to receive high marks from its associates as a great place to work as published in The Vault and Chambers Associate guides. More information on these rankings, the firm’s culture, and career opportunities are available at http://www.sternekessler.com.
About Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Based in Washington, D.C. and renown 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 nearly 50 masters and 50+ 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.