Traub Liberman Straus & Shrewsberry, LLP Is Pleased to Announce the Addition of Hillard M. Sterling and Brittany Bermudez to the Firm’s Chicago Office

Mr. Sterling joins the firm as Senior Counsel and was previously Managing Partner of the Chicago office of Winget Spadafora Schwartzberg.  He has over 25 years of experience handling technology disputes, including matters relating to systems implementation, software development and licensing, and IT intellectual property. Mr. Sterling also regularly represents a broad array of professionals in litigation, including attorneys, architects & engineers, accountants, agents and brokers, and real-estate professionals, as well as directors & officers in a variety of business disputes.  Mr. Sterling also acts as breach coach to coordinate responses to data breaches and privacy incidents. He helps guide and manage the many responsive tasks, including analyzing the nature and scope of the breach or incident, assessing the legal implications, and developing and implementing strategies.

Traub Lieberman Managing Partner Rich Traub said, “Hillard and Brittany bolster the firm’s formidable cyber and technology practice groups.  They bring a wealth of experience that complements our growing team of attorneys nationwide handling cyber and tech matters.”

Ms. Bermudez joins the firm as an Associate and was previously an Associate at Winget Spadafora Schwartzberg.  Shebrings experience defending financial-services providers, directors and officers, accountants, and attorneys.  She also assists clients preparing for and addressing data breaches, and assists in the defense of privacy claims involving alleged data disclosures in purported violation of state and federal statutes.

Mike Knippen, Managing Partner of Traub Lieberman’s Chicago office, said, “We look forward to welcoming Hillard and Brittany to the strong group of litigators in the Chicago office.  Their addition is in line with our efforts to expand the cyber and tech services that are so important to our clients.”

Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry has seven offices nationwide and a liaison office in London.  The firm has nearly 100 attorneys licensed in more than 19 states. Traub Lieberman attorneys have a wealth of expertise in handling all areas of insurance coverage and liability, including general liability, technology errors & omissions, privacy, data breach/cyber loss, construction, property damage, professional, employment, municipal, directors and officers, environmental, toxic tort, intellectual property, products, advertising injury, transportation and beyond.