Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer LLC

Scott L. Sternberg

Scott Sternberg


Scott Sternberg joined Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer in 2010, where his practice involves business and commercial litigation, media and First Amendment law, start-ups, real estate litigation and admiralty and maritime. Scott has been named a “Rising Star” by Louisiana Super Lawyers, one of New Orleans Magazine’s “Top Lawyers in New Orleans” and one of Gambit’s 2015 “40 Under 40,” a list published to showcase local “movers and shakers, business geniuses, do-gooders, people with talent and those doing exceptional things.”

Scott maintains a thriving media and open government practice, representing newspapers, online media entities and citizens in public records, open meetings, libel, privacy and other First Amendment and access-related issues. He is regularly quoted in the local media, teaches at Loyola University’s School of Mass Communication and has represented students seeking public records and defense, pro bono. Scott also speaks and writes on topics related to public access to government, ethics and First Amendment issues. In 2015, Scott was honored with the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Stephen T. Victory Award for his Journal article “Rule 4.2 and the Right to Petition the Government,” which discussed ethics and professionalism issues for lawyers litigating against governmental entities.

Scott also represents emerging companies and established businesses in business-related disputes and litigation. He has presented at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week on multiple occasions regarding legal issues facing entrepreneurs and startups. Scott has also presented on the results of a survey and study he led in 2014 as a member of the Meritas Leadership Institute, tracking large and small business clients’ expectations of the 21st century lawyer.

Scott received his Juris Doctor and Diploma in Civil Law cum laude from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review, selected for the Moot Court Board and elected president of the Student Bar Association. While earning his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from LSU, he served as Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Reveille and was an elected student-member of the LSU System Board of Supervisors. He currently serves on the LSU Law Chancellor’s Young Alumni Leadership Council and is an active member of several other community and alumni groups, including the Young Leadership Council of Greater New Orleans, where he served on the Board of Directors until 2016. Scott represents the young lawyers of Orleans Parish on the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Council and also serves as the Treasurer of the Younger Lawyers Division of the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

When Scott isn’t working, teaching or writing, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son and following his favorite sport: Louisiana politics.


New Orleans Entrepreneur Week: “What’s in a Name? Choosing, Branding and Protecting Your Venture” (March 17, 2016)

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week: “The Entrepreneur and the First Amendment” (March 25, 2015)

Public Relations Association of Louisiana – New Orleans (PRAL): “Social Media and the Law” – New Orleans, LA (February 11, 2014)

College Media Advisors National Conference: “I Sued my University and So Can You” – New Orleans, LA (October 2013)

College Media Advisors National Conference: “Forming An Alumni Association” – New Orleans, LA (October 2013)

American Association of Dental Editors and Journalists Annual Conference: “Media Law: Ethical and Legal Pitfalls of Newsletter Editing” – New Orleans, LA (October 2013)

The Think Tank With Garland Robinette: WWL 870 AM (September 5, 2013)

National Freedom of Information Coalition Conference: “Digital Dodges and E-mail Sleight of Hand” – New Orleans, LA (May 2013)

2013 New Orleans Entrepreneur Week: “Startup Exit Strategies: Why, When and How to Sell Your Startup” (March 20, 2013)

FOI Oklahoma’s Sunshine Week Conference: “Challenging Gubernatorial Secrecy” (March 9, 2013)

BHBM 29th Annual CPA Seminar: “BP Oil Spill Settlement – Next Steps” – New Orleans, LA (November 7, 2012)

BHBM 29th Annual CPA Seminar: “BP Oil Spill Settlement – Next Steps” – Covington, LA (October 17, 2012)

In the Community

Adjunct Professor of Media Law, Loyola University of New Orleans School of Mass Communication (2012-present)

Young Leadership Council of New Orleans
· Board of Directors (2014, 2015)
· Secretary/General Counsel (2014)
· Super Saturday of Service Coordinator (2013)
· Leadership Development Series
· Project Leader (2013, 2016)
· Class of 2011

Louisiana State Bar Association
· Young Lawyers Division Council, District One Representative (2015-present)
· Leadership LSBA Class of 2012-2013
· Crystal Gavel Committee (2013-2014)
· Publications Subcommittee (2013-2014)

Federal Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit
· Younger Lawyers Division Secretary (2016-2017)
· Younger Lawyers Division Treasurer (2015-2016)
· Younger Lawyers Division Board of Directors (2012-2015)

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)

Meritas Leadership Institute Class of 2013-2014

Adjunct Professor of Media Law, Louisiana State University Manship School of Mass Communication (2012)

Student Press Law Center (Washington, D.C.)
· Development Committee (2013-2015)
· Attorney Referral Network (2011-present)

Fellow, Loyola University Institute of Politics

LSU Law School Chancellor’s Young Alumni Leadership Council

American, Louisiana, Jefferson and Orleans Bar Associations

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Louisiana, 2010


Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D./D.C.L. 2010, cum laude
· Louisiana Law Review

· Moot Court Board

Louisiana State University, B.A.M.C., Journalism, 2006



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