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.”
Hilgers Graben Announces Addition of Attorney Jordana Sternberg
Hilgers Graben PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Jordana Sternberg to its litigation team as a partner. She will be the firm’s first attorney based in Atlanta.
Formerly associated with Jones Day, Jordana is a veteran of state and federal courts around the country, representing clients ranging from Fortune Top – 10 companies to small businesses and individuals, in areas including complex contract issues, corporate governance, fiduciary matters, business torts, fraud, qui tam, and consumer protection.
Jordana graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where she was a member of The Review of Litigation, a semifinalist in the Judge John R. Brown Moot Court competition, and a visiting student at the University College of London’s school of law. She is admitted to the Georgia bar and will be based in the firm’s Atlanta office.
Most recently, Jordana has coached multiple national champion debaters at two independent schools in Atlanta. In college at Wake Forest University, Jordana was a Presidential Scholar and a member of the school’s highly regarded debate team.
“I am thrilled to be joining the innovative and dynamic team at Hilgers Graben, one of the fastest-growing law firms in the country,” Jordana said. “I am excited about the opportunity to provide clients in Atlanta and nationally with high quality legal work, without charging large firm rates. The firm is well-known for its positive culture and I am looking forward to working with this forward-thinking group of highly talented and credentialed attorneys.”
“We’re incredibly fortunate to add someone of Jordana’s caliber to our team of highly experienced business litigators,” said firm founder Mike Hilgers. “Adding her extensive experience to the team is exciting. Attorneys with Jordana’s persuasion and advocacy background are rare and her skills will be a tremendous value for our clients. And we look forward to her helping to bring the firm’s high quality, low cost model to the Atlanta area.”