Anthony R. Sterling

Associate

Seattle
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Overview

Professionalism and a passion for advocacy drive Anthony Sterling's commercial litigation practice. A proven litigator with wide-ranging experience, Anthony's background includes representing an international manufacturer in a case that resulted in a favorable settlement, and participating in high-stakes investigations of public and private companies. Anthony's skills were also honed while previously working on administrative law matters for two federal governmental agencies.

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  • Conducted various investigations and advocacy of closely held professional enterprises, including in connection with a Wells Notice, subpoenas from Washington state regulatory authorities, inquiries from self-regulatory organizations, alleged breach of contract issues and other matters in multiple industries.
  • Advised on trademark, copyright, patent infringement, privacy and tort litigation in various manufacturing, healthcare and technology contexts.
  • Resolved various intellectual property, business franchise and multidistrict healthcare disputes using litigation and arbitration.
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Experience

  • Conducted various investigations and advocacy of closely held professional enterprises, including in connection with a Wells Notice, subpoenas from Washington state regulatory authorities, inquiries from self-regulatory organizations, alleged breach of contract issues and other matters in multiple industries.
  • Advised on trademark, copyright, patent infringement, privacy and tort litigation in various manufacturing, healthcare and technology contexts.
  • Resolved various intellectual property, business franchise and multidistrict healthcare disputes using litigation and arbitration.
  • Provided general multijurisdictional corporate legal services for startups and small and mid-sized companies in various fields, including construction, health and wellness, financial services and green technology.
  • Litigated employment discrimination dispute through four-day jury trial.
  • Worked on a high-profile sales practices investigation of a large financial institution and corresponding public report, on behalf of the company’s independent directors, as well as related representation in connection with shareholder and government inquiries.
  • Represented an international manufacturer in a large, multi-defendant, multi-district, antitrust class action concerning automotive parts, resulting in a settlement.
  • Engaged in an independent investigation of a large private technology company in response to both federal and state-level government inquiries concerning highly sensitive issues.
  • Carried out an internal investigation of a Fortune 100 technology corporation in response to a shareholder demand concerning certain public filings.
  • Litigated Lanham Act retail and false advertising commercial disputes.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Represented clients in a pro bono employment discrimination trial, an asylum hearing and estate planning matters.

Prior Positions

  • Office of Management and Budget, Office of General Counsel: Law Clerk (2016)
  • Administrative Conference of the United States: Law Clerk (2014)
  • Oregon State Bar: Administrative Assistant (2011 to 2013)
  • Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office: Restitution Clerk (2010)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • New York
  • Washington
  • California

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2016; Georgetown Law Journal, Senior Editorial Board; Pro Bono Honors
  • B.A., Economics and International Relations, Lewis & Clark College, 2011