What is it like to move from one firm to another early in your career? Dan Sharpe is a Patent Attorney at the law firm of Bookoff McAndrews in Washington D.C. and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Professional. On Episode 11, Dan shares his path from mechanical engineer to patent examiner and, eventually, to patent attorney. He shares advice on choosing the law firm that is the right fit for you and what it is like to lateral from one firm to another. Dan also shares his thoughts on involvement in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts and why open-mindedness is one of the keys to a fulfilling career.
Dan Sharpe is a Patent Attorney and DEI Professional at Bookoff McAndrews in Washington, D.C. Dan is a graduate of Princeton University (2007) and the University of Virginia School of Law (2012).
Connect with Dan on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-sharpe-922b389/
If you'd like to learn more about implicit bias, Harvard's Implicit Association Test is a good starting point and is used by many law school clinicians. https://edib.harvard.edu/implicit-association-test-iat. In addition, the American Bar Association has helpful resources based on Harvard's IAT. https://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/initiatives/task-force-implicit-bias/implicit-bias-test/
Dan recommends the following article as well: https://www.vox.com/2014/4/21/5637068/reviewers-will-find-more-spelling-errors-in-your-writing-if-they