For firms with strong intellectual property law practices, an understanding of science and engineering is as important as a knowledge of the law. Clients in the fields of biotechnology, chemistry, electronics and engineering want lawyers who understand their business. And the place to start recruiting and keeping these lawyers is the summer associate program.

That’s why the summer associate program is at the core of the recruiting and retention plan at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox in Washington, D.C.