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Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C.

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Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C.

1100 New York Avenue. NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 371-2600


Managing Partner: Michael B. Ray
Recruiting Chair: Paul A. Ainsworth

Base Salary

1st year: $180,000
After the first year, salaries are meritocratic, not lock-step, though generally follow the “Cravath scale.”
Summer associate (2L): $3,400/week
Summer associate (1L): $3,100/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
3 out of 4 (2Ls) (2017)

Major Office Locations

Washington, DC

Major Departments & Practices

Patent Litigation
Utility Patents
Design Patents
Business Methods
Due Diligence
Hatch Waxman: Generic & Proprietary
ITC Section 337
Licensing Trial & Appeals
Patent Office Litigation (PTAB)
Patent Prosecution
Strategic IP Advice
Trade Secret/Unfair Competition
Trademark & Brand Protection