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Sten Jernudd represents clients in high-stakes cases across the country. Sten has drafted complaints, prepared company and expert witnesses for deposition, drafted dispositive motions, deposed fact and expert witnesses, and developed case-specific narratives and demonstratives for juries, judges, and arbitrators in complex commercial matters. He also maintains an active pro bono practice.

Sten joined Bartlit Beck in 2019 after completing a clerkship with Judge Robert B. Kugler of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey followed by a year spent on active duty in the Marine Corps, where he continues to serve as an infantry officer in the Reserves.

Representative Matters

Confidential Arbitration
Trial counsel for a hedge fund founder in a dispute related to his exit from the fund. Case settled.

Parker v. Ritz et al. (U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois)
Trial counsel for an Illinois inmate who brought a section 1983 lawsuit based on deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs.

Organ Recovery Systems, Inc. v. Sartorius Stedim North America, Inc., et al. (Circuit Court of DuPage County, IL)
Represented plaintiff Organ Recovery Systems in an action asserting breach of contract and other claims relating to the supply of defective products under a product purchase agreement. Case settled. 

Opioids Litigation
National counsel for Walgreens in litigation relating to the distribution and sale of prescription opioids, including over 2,000 cases brought by states, cities, counties, tribes, and private parties seeking recovery in connection with the opioid abuse crisis. MDL in the Northern District of Ohio and numerous related state court cases.

Education & Honors

The University of Chicago Law School, 2017, J.D., with Honors

Cornell University, 2014, B.A.

Cornell Men's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year

400 Club Member (varsity letter-winners with a 4.0 GPA)


  • Honorable Robert B. Kugler, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2017-2018

Government Service

Captain, United States Marine Corps (2018-2023)

Led Marines as a weapons platoon commander, company executive officer, and assistant battalion operations officer with 3rd Battalion 6th Marines

Awarded the General John A. Lejeune Leadership Award for the highest leadership grade at The Basic School


  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • New York
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