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Event Title:  Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture
featuring Robert Sterne (E73, AG75), Director of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
Date:   Mar 8, 2012
Time:   7:00PM - 9:00PM ET
Location:   Alumnae Lounge
Tufts Medford/Somerville Campus
Description:   The event begins with a light reception, followed by remarks by Robert Sterne and a Q&A session.

Rob Sterne graduated Tufts with a BSEE (73) and MS (75) and then went to law school (JD, UMD, 77) at a time when electrical engineers almost never became attorneys. In 1978, at the age of 26, he walked away from his good job and founded his law firm, now called Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, which is located in Washington, DC. From 3 people it has grown to be the 32nd largest intellectual property law firm practice in the US with over 340 people.

As one of the leading patent attorneys of the baby boomer generation, he has represented or been adverse to some of the most famous technology entrepreneurs, start-ups, mature companies, universities, governments and investors over the last 35 years.

He views his education at Tufts as pivotal to his professional success. It provided a highly diverse and stimulating educational environment that gave him the initial tools in technology, law and business that have allowed him to start and build a great law firm. He will share why his Tufts education has been such a benefit along with his insights and recommendations on how to achieve professional success.


About The Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture Series

The Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture Series at Tufts was established by JB Lyon, A85, and Tom Bendheim, A85. Alumni lecturers are chosen because they are leaders who have repeatedly proven themselves with tremendous achievements at the highest levels in their respective fields. The series mission is to bring prominent and successful alumni to campus to share their wisdom and experience with students.

This lecture is being co-presented by the Tufts University Alumni Association, Tufts Gordon Institute, and Tufts Entrepreneurial Leadership Program.

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