Sophisticated law
without walls
- or ceilings

Sterlington’s high-caliber partners are empowered by autonomy and a flexible lifestyle that is unmatched by traditional law, allowing more time for clients and their personal life. Our partners build their practices on our solid foundation of end-to-end practice group support, including our stellar associate pool and tailored marketing and business development initiatives.


To learn more about our lateral partner opportunities, please contact Niki Kopsidas, Chief Talent Officer, for a confidential conversation.

Niki Kopsidas
Chief Talent Officer

Sterlington Career Stories


  • Take home substantially more income
  • Full monthly distributions
  • No capital contribution
  • No debt
  • Flexible billing rates
  • Creative fee structure
  • Cross-collaboration culture


  • Strong infrastructure

    • Strong associate support
    • Marketing & business development
    • Strong IT environment and cyber security
    • Operations support
    • Select office locations for alternative workspace
  • Stable and solid growth

    • Strong YOY firm growth
    • Business continuity – no disruption to your practice or clients
    • Strong engagement and inclusive approach
    • Industry-diverse and seasoned Executive Leadership Team


100% virtual firm

  • Work from anywhere
  • Inclusive and engaged partners
  • No bureaucracy, no politics
  • Culture of collaboration
  • No retirement age

Leading Lawyers

Sterlington’s high-caliber partners come...

  • ... from the top firms...

    • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz ​
    • Cravath, Swaine & Moore ​
    • Sullivan & Cromwell ​
    • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett ​
    • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan ​
    • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom ​
    • Milbank ​
    • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton ​
    • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher ​
    • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft​
    • Schulte Roth & Zabel ​
    • Slaughter and May​
  • ... and law schools.

    • Yale​
    • Harvard​
    • NYU​
    • U. Chicago​
    • U. Penn​
    • Duke​
    • Georgetown​
    • UCLA​
    • Northwestern​
    • McGill​
    • Boston University ​
    • Cornell ​
    • Columbia ​
    • George Washington University ​
“During the global pandemic, we all got sent home to work remotely. Over that time, I realized we could offer excellent service to a client but also have a better quality of life. And that was one of the key determining factors for me wanting to join Sterlington.”
Callum McNeil
Managing Partner, British Virgin Islands
“Sterlington was intriguing; it just seemed like a unicorn – a virtual law firm, with flexibility, working with high-level clients. And when I spoke to people here, they were fantastic, both in the terms of being pleasant people to work with and super smart.”
Erika Burk
Partner, Litigation
“I found Sterlington to be a great combination of working with people who are incredibly smart and have an incredible vision for the future but are also extremely human and realize that there is more to life than logging hours in an office for 10-12 hours a day, year after year.”
Mari Bonthuis
Partner, Litigation
“One doesn’t feel that [Big Law] type of pressure at Sterlington. You do what you do, you enjoy what you do, and you’re not trying to get around somebody, get over somebody, or impress somebody. There is little or no politics in Sterlington. As much as Big Law firms try to avoid politics – it’s inevitable.”
Robert Kantowitz
Partner, Head of Tax Practice
“We practice law differently - we approach our clients’ problems and solve problems differently. It’s how we look through a business lens first and overlay the legal. We take all the things that we know work from big corporate law firms, adjust them, and create business-centered legal advocacy.”
Teresa “Teri” F. Santos
Partner, Head of Outsourced GC Services