Annual Intellectual Property Career Coaching and Speed Networking Event

January 31, 2020 | 4:00 - 6:00pm 
4300 Nebraska Ave., NW Capital Atrium

PIJIP Career Coaching Event, 2018
PIJIP Career Coaching Event, 2018

In this annual event, PIJIP staff match students and recent graduates with practicing alumni working in their field of interest for one-on-one meetings. Each meeting is approximately 20 minutes, and may include advice on revising your resume and making contacts in the field. Registration requires an uploaded resume and short description of your field of interest to share with career coaches. 

JOIN AS A CAREER COACH: To join the event as a Career Coach, register at

REGISTER AS A JOB SEEKER: To join the event as a student or recent graduate job seeker, register at

Career Coaches

Melissa Alcantara, Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC    
Specialization: IP litigation; trademarks

Elizabeth Chernow, Senior Director, Public Policy Comcast    
Specialization: Communication, telecom, technology policy

Mark Consilvio, Associate, Paul Hastings    
Patent litigation

Oyvind Dahle, Associate, Foley and Lardner    
Specialization: Patent prosecution

Hunter Deeley, Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
Attorney in the national security division's foreign investment review section, which represents DOJ on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Pamela Deese, Partner, Arent Fox LLP    
Specialization: IP Licensing and Advertising

Brian Dudley, Associate, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox    
Specialization: Patent Law (biotech; patent prosecution)

Alexandra El-Bayeh, Trademark Examining Attorney, USPTO    
Specialization: Trademark

Rachel Hertz, Trial Attorney, Department of Justice  
Specialization: National Security Law; International Criminal Law

Ayan Islam, Cybersecurity Strategist, DHS CISA    
Specialization: Cybersecurity

Dana Justus, Counsel, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC    
Specialization: Trademark and Brand Protection

Chitra Kalyanaraman, Partner, Maynard Cooper & Gale    
Specialization: Intellectual Property

Sydney Kestle, Associate, Finnegan Henderson    
Specialization: Patent litigation

Jay Lytle, Partner, Sughrue Mion, PLLC    
Specialization: Patent law

Melissa Maalouf, Shareholder, ZwillGen PLLC
Specialization: Data Protection and Security

Lynne Montgomery, Counsel, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP    
Specialization: Telecommunications, Satellite Regulation, Spectrum Allocation

Scott Richey, Senior Associate, Steptoe & Johnson    
Specialization: Intellectual Property, including Patent and Trade Secret

Ali Sternburg, Senior Policy Counsel, CCIA    
Specialization: Copyright, Intermediary Liability, Internet

Justin Wickersham, Associate Attorney, Law Office of Chun T. Wright, PLLC    
Specialization: Trademarks, Copyright, Privacy, Technology/Emerging Tech Policy