Hilgers Graben Announces Addition of Attorney Katherine Hartmann Miller
Hilgers Graben PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Katherine Hartmann Miller to its litigation team as Litigation and e-Discovery Counsel. She is based in the firm’s Omaha office.
Prior to joining Hilgers Graben, Katherine was Assistant General Counsel at Northwestern Mutual where she advised the company on a wide variety of legal and regulatory issues related to financial products and services. Before going in-house, Katherine clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, worked as an associate in the Chicago office of Schiff Hardin LLP and was a name partner at the boutique litigation firm, Carey & Hartmann. Her private practice experience encompasses all aspects of civil litigation and dispute resolution, including the successful mediation, arbitration and litigation of complex commercial matters, securities and commodities fraud claims, business disputes and professional liability claims.
Katherine graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was Managing Editor of the Minnesota Law Review and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “I am very pleased to be joining such an innovative and high-growth law firm like Hilgers Graben,” said Miller. “The culture, work-life flexibility, and access to high quality legal work is exactly what I was looking for when taking the next step in my career.”
According to firm founder, Mike Hilgers, “Our ability to continue to attract and hire candidates of Katherine’s caliber is further proof of the value generated through our unique model of leveraging a “no jerks” culture with a geographic arbitrage infrastructure to hire the best-of-the-best and make these high credentialed lawyers available to our clients at 40% of the cost of Big Law.”
Hilgers Graben Announces Addition of Attorney Jon Hyland
Hilgers Graben PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Jon Hyland to its litigation team as a partner. He is based in the firm’s Dallas office.
Most recently a partner with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr in Dallas, Jon was previously associated with powerhouse law firms Jones Day and Barnes & Thornburg. He has litigated cases in state and federal courts around the country, serving as lead counsel in dozens of cases. He is a deeply experienced commercial litigator whose practice focuses on IP and patent litigation, including trademarks and copyrights, with experience in a wide range of technological areas, including Internet commerce, computer hardware and software, semiconductor and semiconductor processing and packaging, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications networking and cellular communications, solid state memory and biotechnology. Jon has also litigated cases before the International Trade Commission.
Jon helps clients with other intellectual property matters including IP licensing and IP issues related to mergers and acquisitions. His practice covers all aspects of trademark law, from filing trademark applications to managing national and international trademark portfolios. He also advises franchisors regarding Texas franchise law as well as related IP issues. He regularly counsels clients on cybersecurity and data privacy issues, including compliance with GDPR, HIPPA, COPPA, and the CCPA. Jon is also a noted authority on blockchain and bitcoin/cryptocurrency issues. He also represents artists in entertainment matters.
Jon graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin (cum laude, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal). He received a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M (cum laude). He is admitted to the Texas bar and will be based in the firm’s Dallas office. “I am excited to join the fast-growing Hilgers Graben firm,” said Hyland. “It is one of the most innovative and client friendly law firms in the country and will allow me to litigate cutting-edge issues for clients of any size, combining highly-credentialed lawyers with low cost. And the unique and friendly culture is just the icing on the cake.”
“We’re incredibly fortunate to add someone of Jon’s caliber to our team of highly experienced business litigators,” said firm founder Mike Hilgers. “His extensive trial and litigation experience, along with his background in multiple legal disciplines is a huge win for us. His wide-range of skills will be a tremendous value for our clients and we look forward to him expanding our firm’s high quality, low cost model in the Dallas area and across the country.”
Hilgers Graben Announces Addition of Attorney William Bergstrom
Hilgers Graben PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of William Bergstrom to its litigation team as a Senior Associate. He is based in the firm’s Lincoln office.
Formerly associated with Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP in Washington, D.C. and, most recently, a clerkship with The Honorable Jonathan A. Kobes on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Will is an up-and-coming litigator with experience representing clients in all stages of complex commercial litigation in matters that range from private international arbitration to a sprawling fraud action involving dozens of private and government entities in both state and federal courts across the country. He has briefed cases before the Third and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeals.
Will graduated from Harvard Law School (cum laude) and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University (magna cum laude). “I am extremely excited about joining the Hilgers Graben team,” said Bergstrom. “Besides the great culture, I will get early opportunities at litigating important cases for clients around the country–something rare for young lawyers. The firm is a hidden gem for clients and its teammates.”
According to firm founder, Mike Hilgers, “Will is the perfect fit for our firm. He’s incredibly bright, accomplished, and talented. His addition will benefit our firm’s clients around the country and help continue to build the firm’s reputation as an elite litigation firm.” Hilgers also said “even more, Will embodies the firm’s ‘no jerks’ approach and understands our unique culture that we have built at Hilgers Graben. Will’s decision to join our Lincoln office is yet more evidence that we are building something special at Hilgers Graben—a place that matches its team-first working environment and empowering quality of life with a world-class professional experience helping leading clients around the country on solving their problems.”