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Sterling L. Miller


Sterling Miller has enjoyed a wide and varied 30-year legal career.  He is a three-time General Counsel, having served in that role at Marketo, Inc., Sabre Corporation, and where he managed international teams handling a myriad of complex legal issues including “bet-the-company” litigation, M&A, government affairs, data privacy, and commercial agreements. He led the legal team responsible for the successful IPO of Sabre Corporation in 2014, along with managing multiple acquisitions and sales.  After law school, he was an associate at Gallop, Johnson, and Neuman in St. Louis.  In January 2019, after leading the legal team that completed the sale of Marketo, Inc. to Adobe Inc., he returned to the Dallas office of Hilgers Graben PLLC as Senior Counsel, focusing on commercial matters, litigation, data privacy, and special projects for clients where his in-house background has proven invaluable.  He has published four books, the latest coming out on November 4, 2019. 

Sterling earned his J.D. degree from Washington University in St. Louis (Order of the Coif, law review) and his bachelor’s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University, where he was Student Body President among other honors.  He is certified in data privacy/security by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (CIPP/US).   He is an active speaker on legal and industry panels including presenting on data privacy issues at the South-by-Southwest conference in Austin, TX and keynoting several ACC events.  Under his leadership, Inside Counsel magazine named the Travelocity Legal Department one of the “Ten Most Innovative” legal departments in the United States (with the Sabre legal department winning honorable mention under his tenure).  He has been a multi-year finalist for the Dallas Business Journal’s “Best Corporate Counsel” award.

Sterling serves on the Board of Directors of Terrasoul Superfoods and the advisory board of  He publishes a widely-read legal blog entitled “Ten Things You Need to Know as In-House Counsel” available at and writes regularly for Thomson Reuters. The ABA published his second book titled “Ten Things You Need to Know as In-House Counsel: Practical Advice and Successful Strategies” in 2017. A second volume, “Ten (More) Things You Need to Know as In-House Counsel: More Practical Advice and Successful Strategies” was published by the ABA on November 4, 2019. 

His third book – a cookbook – came out in November 2018, titled “The Slow-Cooker Savant” (Mill City Press).  Sterling’s first book, “The Evolution of Professional Football: 1920 – 2015”, was published by Mill City Press in 2015.  You can follow him on Twitter @10ThingsLegal and LinkedIn where he regularly shares his commentary and insights on cutting edge legal issues  

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