2024 Post-Clerkship – IP & Patent Litigation Associate

Post-Clerkship – IP & Patent Litigation Associate

Sterne Kessler is hiring district court and Federal Circuit judicial clerks upon completion of their 2024 (or 2023) clerkship! We offer a competitive signing bonus to associates who join us directly after their federal judicial clerkship. Sterne Kessler is one of the top IP firms in the country, known for its top-notch work, billable hours flexibility for associates, hybrid work environment, and strong culture.

The good faith base salary range for this position is $215,000 to $325,000 at a 2000 billable hour goal.

The firm has a flexible hours program under which an Associate can select a lower billable hour goal with a commensurate salary. Under the flexible hours program, you may select a billable hour goal in the range of 1400 to 2000 hours. Litigation associates at our firm, however are more likely to select hour goals of 2000 hours.

Our Trial & Appellate Group (TAG) is especially interested in candidates who would like to relocate to the Washington, D.C. area. We offer a relocation allowance to help with your move. Associates have flexibility to choose to work in our brand new office space on K St NW or from home. We are flexible on start dates in 2024.

The actual salary rate referenced above offered to candidates will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, years of relevant experience, education, and the candidate’s overall qualifications for the position as assessed by the firm.

Sterne Kessler is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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June 19, 2024



Washington DC


Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox


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Junior Associate, Mid-Level Associate, Post-Clerkship Fall 2024