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Washington, D.C. (June 21, 2021)Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce the firm has been recognized by The Washington Post as a “Top Workplace” in the Greater Washington, D.C. area for the eighth consecutive year. The firm is among 200 “Top Workplaces” – an annual distinction that features private, public, nonprofit, and government agencies that have scored the highest ratings in an anonymous employee survey administered by Energage, LLC.

Sterne Kessler Managing Director Michael B. Ray remarked, “It is an incredible honor to once again be named a ‘Top Workplace’ by our staff and attorneys. The Executive Committee and I are deeply proud of the resilience our employees have demonstrated with all of the uncertainty we faced throughout the past year, and we can’t express our appreciation enough for their dedication to our clients, the firm, and each other. And we will continue to use the employee feedback that we receive each year from the ‘Top Workplaces’ survey to make ongoing improvements to our firm policies and initiatives.”

With Washington, D.C. being a major hub for law firms, it is particularly notable that Sterne Kessler is one of the few to receive this prestigious ranking. Specifically, the firm is one of only eight included among the list of 200 employers and one of only three law firms in the midsize company category, which includes 76 employers. View the full list of winners here.

Chief Human Resources Officer Suzanne R. Hawes, Ph.D. said, “While our workplace has evolved to go well beyond our office walls, we’re striving to maintain our unique firm culture while remaining keenly focused on providing excellent client service. We have every confidence that our team’s collaborative spirit and tenacity will continue to be the foundation of Sterne Kessler’s proud tradition of being a great place to work!”

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 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