Washington D.C. (November 28, 2019) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce that in the second edition of its “Rising Stars” publication, Managing Intellectual Property has ranked three of the firm’s attorneys to the prestigious list.

The Sterne Kessler attorneys named 2019 “IP Rising Stars” are:

  • Ivy Clarice Estoesta, counsel in the Mechanical & Design Practice Group and Trademark & Brand Protection Practice
  • Dana N. Justus, counsel in the Trademark & Brand Protection Practice
  • Graham C. Phero, counsel in the Mechanical & Design Practice Group

Individuals selected to this “rising stars” list typically have less than ten years of post-qualification experience and are below partner or equivalent level. This year’s rankings are based on research conducted between September 2018 and February 2019 for the 2019 edition of the “IP Stars” guide. The announcement of the rising stars rankings follows the firm and more senior attorney IP Stars recognitions published in May. Details on Sterne Kessler’s full rankings may be seen here.

About IP Stars

Research for Managing Intellectual Property annual “IP Stars” list covers contentious and non-contentious IP work and is carried out over a six-month period by an experienced team of research analysts and journalists who interview IP practitioners and their clients and assess information gathered through a comprehensive online survey. The results are based on a weighted system of peer and client feedback, combined with submissions analysis and independent research. The full “IP Stars” rankings are available on the Managing Intellectual Property website here.

About Sterne Kessler

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 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 sternekessler.com.