An innovative problem solver, Sterling has spent over 25 years helping clients solve disputes and litigation, deal with government regulations and regulators, draft business agreements, investigate wrongdoing, and protect data privacy rights.
Sterling brings substantial experience in all stages of state, federal, and international litigation and arbitration, including “bet the company” litigation. He also has experience with contracts, business torts, anti-trust, bankruptcy, tax, insurance, unfair business practices, and employment issues. Sterling has a background in a variety of other issues, including corporate governance, U.S. and foreign regulatory compliance, government affairs, e-commerce, data privacy, risk assessment, and ensuring corporate compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Sterling serves on several boards and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Legal Project Management Task Force. He is certified in data privacy/data security by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (CIPP/US) and prepared the firm’s “Data Privacy Compendium & Online Desk Book.”
Sterling gave a presentation about data breach issues at SXSW in March 2016, and writes the popular legal blog, “Ten Things You Need to Know as In-house Counsel.” In March 2017, the American Bar Association published his second book, “Ten Things You Need to Know as In-House Counsel: Practical Advice and Successful Strategies.” You can follow Sterling on Twitter at @10ThingsLegal.