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.”
Hilgers Graben COVID-19 Announcement -- Contributing To Our Communities And Helping Our Clients
Read how the firm is reacting to the COVID-19 outbreak, contributing to our community and helping our clients.
With unprecedented speed, the coronavirus outbreak has swept across the globe and upended economic and social life around the United States. Around the country, people and companies are adjusting to the new conditions and trying to figure out how to best move forward in this uncertain environment.
Our hearts go out to communities around the country. We are thinking of our friends, clients, and neighbors during this time. We know that the uncertainty will end, and when it does we will all emerge stronger.
During this time of uncertainty we are encouraging our team and our communities to do good, and join the fight against the impact of COVID-19. The team at Hilgers Graben is working to help our local communities in this battle:
- Our firm is making a financial contribution to the Lincoln COVID-19 response fund;
- Our firm is making financial contributions to efforts in Dallas, Denver, and Lincoln to support impacted restaurants, small businesses, and their employees;
- We are encouraging our employees to follow CDC guidelines, to donate to local food pantries or other charities in their communities, to donate blood (which is in short-supply), to not horde, and, most importantly, to help their neighbors (especially the elderly who may need extra care and attention during the pandemic).
We also know that our clients are shifting their businesses and legal departments to working remotely. Many are adjusting to work-from-home operations, often transitioning hundreds if not thousands of employees to a cloud-based and virtually managed environment. At the same time, we know many are thinking about cash flow and the financial health of their companies. Budgets, projections, and needs are being re-written on the fly. We are thinking daily about the people, family, and businesses that are being impacted.
Our firm is looking to do its part to help our clients through this period of uncertainty. For the last nine years we have built and managed a workforce that has the capability to work from home or in a virtual environment. We understand the security, management, IT, and related issues that these remote scenarios raise because we have solved them for our own teams through years of experience, and in light of the coronavirus we are now working from home firm-wide without a hiccup. We also have refined our business processes and take advantage of geographic arbitrage, which have let us keep rates stable for five years and which, on average, have been 55% less than Big Law while offering the same quality of legal talent.
We have joined the fight in our community, and we are taking care of our team and clients at this time of uncertainty. We hope you all stay healthy and safe during these trying times and know that this crisis will pass but until it does that we will see the best all Americans can offer each other.