top workplace 2022

Washington, D.C. (June 17, 2022) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is proud to announce that the firm has been recognized by The Washington Post as a “Top Workplace” in the Greater Washington, D.C. area for the ninth 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.

According to The Washington Post, Sterne Kessler was nominated among 518 companies – a 26% increase in overall nominations compared to 2021. Discussing this increase, the editors noted that “[t]his not only tells us the strength of this program in this market, but now more than ever, it’s important for organizations to attract and retain top talent by building and promoting their Employer Value Proposition. Top Workplaces can help amplify EVP and overall brand.”

Sterne Kessler Managing Director Michael B. Ray said, “We are proud that the firm has consistently earned the honor of being a ‘Top Workplace’ since the ranking was established in 2014. This recognition illustrates our employees’ ongoing commitment to a culture of excellence, mutual respect, and camaraderie. We are sincerely grateful for all that they do to make our firm a top workplace. As in previous years, the Executive Committee and I will draw on the feedback from the ‘Top Workplaces’ survey as we strive for continual improvement in meeting the needs of our clients as well as our employees.”

Sterne Kessler is one of only eight law firms located in Washington, D.C. included among the list of 200 employers and one of only five law firms in the midsize company category, which includes 75 employers. View the full list of winners here.

Chief Human Resources Officer Suzanne R. Hawes, Ph.D., noted, “As we continue to pursue increasingly flexible and diverse work environments, we are also keenly focused on continuing to cultivate and maintain our unique firm culture while offering extraordinary opportunities for our staff. We are exceptionally proud of the dynamic work ethic that our employees bring to the firm that produces great outcomes for our clients and makes Sterne Kessler 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 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

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