Sterling focuses on business and intellectual property litigation. He handles a range of litigation matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, securities, antitrust, unfair business practices, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, insurance coverage, and environmental claims. He’s represented some of the country’s largest companies involved in the software and computer components, financial products and services, biotechnology, health services, energy, real estate, and petroleum industries.
Sterling has tried cases and handled appeals in federal and state courts. He’s admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California and Utah, as well as before the Ninth, Tenth, and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court.Sterling is the former chairman of the Business Litigation Section of the Orange County Bar Association and the past chair of the Orange County J. Reuben Clark Law Society. After law school, Sterling served as a law clerk to a federal district judge in Los Angeles. He joined the international law firm of Morrison & Foerster, where he was a litigation partner until 2003, then joined Workman Nydegger (an intellectual property firm in Utah). In 2013, Sterling formed Maschoff Brennan, where he continues his litigation practice.