Scott L. Sternberg


Scott Sternberg grew up along Highway 61, from New Orleans to Natchez, Miss., and joined the firm as an Associate in the fall of 2010.  He received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Louisiana State University in 2006, serving as Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Reveille. After working in Washington, D.C. and as a freelance reporter, he continued on to receive his Juris Doctor and Diploma in Civil Law cum laude from LSU’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.

Scott’s practice involves general civil litigation, energy matters, successions litigation and admiralty and maritime.  He also represents clients before the Louisiana Board of Ethics and other governmental entities. Scott maintains a First Amendment practice and represents individuals and media outlets. In 2013, he was selected as one of New Orleans Magazine’s “Top Lawyers of New Orleans” in communications law and on-air media legal analyst. 

Scott is a former elected student-member of the LSU System Board of Supervisors and serves on the LSU Law Chancellor’s Young Alumni Leadership Council. He is also a member of the Meritas Leadership Institute class of 2013-2014. He is active in several community and alumni groups and works as an Adjunct Professor of Media Law at Louisiana State University and Loyola University. He enjoys LSU sports, the Saints and Pelicans, snow skiing and Louisiana politics.

Notable Transactions

Scott Sternberg Successful in Invoking Reporter's Privilege

In the Community

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

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

Meritas Leadership Institute - Class of 2013-2014 

Louisiana State Bar Association
· Leadership LSBA Class of 2012-2013
· Crystal Gavel Committee (2013-present)
· Publications Subcommittee (2013-present)

Federal Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit
· Younger Lawyers’ Division Board of Directors (2012-present)

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

Fellow, Loyola University Institute of Politics 2010-11

LSU Law School Chancellor's Young Alumni Leadership Council

Young Leadership Council
· Member and Volunteer (2010-present)
· Super Saturday of Service Coordinator (2013)
· Leadership Development Series
      · Project Leader (2013)
      · Class of 2011

Mystick Krewe of Louisianians, Washington, D.C.

Leadership LSU Class of 2006

American, Louisiana, Jefferson and Orleans Bar Associations


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)