I joined Carter DeLuca in April of 2005 after performing patent consulting work in-house at Estee Lauder for about a year. My goal at the time was to get some private practice experience at the firm and then go in-house at a pharmaceutical company. I did not imagine then that after eleven years I would still be at Carter DeLuca as a partner because I did not realize the great opportunity I was walking into. My job here has groomed me both personally and professionally. It has made me realize the potential I have to grow and provided the opportunities to do so. I am empowered to perform at my best and deliver excellent service every day. Carter DeLuca values hard work, a can-do spirit, a positive attitude and team work. These values have allowed me to build my own department, become the first woman partner, and continue to build my business and network. My eleven years at Carter DeLuca have been the most rewarding and best learning years of my career. I have learned that there is no limit to how far you can reach and I have gotten constant encouragement to always do better than my best. Carter DeLuca provides the right environment for work-life balance, career growth, recognition, and job satisfaction. All this, coupled with knowing you have contributed to and are part of Carter DeLuca’s success of being the largest Intellectual Property Boutique firm on Long Island, makes it a great place to work!
– Pina Campagna, Partner
Out of law school I was fortunate enough to start my patent prosecution career with Carter DeLuca. From day one I was thrust into new and exciting opportunities, and given the freedom to learn with a hands-on approach. Through the guidance of seasoned supervising attorneys, I was able to quickly grow my knowledge base and mold a unique approach to patent drafting and prosecution strategies. As trust was earned with the various supervising attorneys, I was introduced to larger projects and given the opportunity to make contributions to the clients’ high priority intellectual property objectives.
As I close in on my second year with Carter DeLuca, I have had the opportunity to draft patent applications, prosecute commercial embodiments, conduct landscape, clearance, and right-to-use searches and accompanying analyses, and present myself as a representative of the firm to clients at functions, outings, and events.
– Joshua Powers, Associate
I started at Carter DeLuca full time as a technical advisor while taking part-time evening classes at law school. At that point, I had spent almost eight years as an engineer in various organizations, had no legal experience, and had no idea what it would be like to be a part of a law firm. From the outset, Carter DeLuca treated me like family. They took a vested interest in me, my family, and ensuring that I would be able to progress as an attorney. The welcoming nature of everyone at the firm made the transition from engineering to law significantly easier than I had anticipated.
While attending law school, Carter DeLuca was respectful of the obligations I had for class and went out of their way to make sure I was in the best position to excel and ultimately graduate with my J.D. While studying for the bar exam, one of the more stressful periods of my life, Carter DeLuca provided tremendous support to my family and me, which was essential to my ability to pass.
Knowing I had no legal experience, the team at Carter DeLuca took the time to mentor me, a process that is ongoing and has enabled me to continue to strengthen my abilities as an attorney. Everyone at Carter DeLuca is approachable and is willing to take the time out of their busy schedules to answer any questions I have and to provide guidance. I have been fortunate enough to be able work in several technical areas at Carter DeLuca, which has kept the work both interesting and challenging, and I look forward to continuing my career here at Carter DeLuca.
– William Valet, Associate