Fitzpatrick, Cella provides a unique opportunity to practice in one of the most exciting areas of the law, intellectual property, in a friendly and collegial work environment. Our firm is a meritocracy: there are no organizational barriers or arbitrary time periods to impede individual progress and our aim in hiring a lawyer is to find a future partner. Similarly, we stress the quality rather than the quantity of our lawyers’ work: there is no minimum number of billable hours (daily or annual) required of our attorneys. We look for a good academic record and excellent writing skills, and prefer a scientific or technical background. We do not base our hiring decisions on any predetermined requirements with respect to law school class standing.