Justin T. Huff
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Justin T. Huff

Partner
huff.justin@dorsey.com

Overview

JUSTIN FOCUSES ON HELPING CLIENTS NAVIGATE REVIEWS BY THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES (“CFIUS”) AN INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE THAT EVALUATES CROSS-BORDER MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, AND CERTAIN INVESTMENTS TRANSACTIONS FOR POTENTIAL NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERNS.

Justin Huff is a Partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. and Salt Lake City offices. Prior to entering private practice, Justin served as a Deputy Director in the United States Department of the Treasury office responsible for chairing CFIUS. Justin led the review of hundreds of CFIUS filings and conducted in-depth national security analyses on transactions across a wide range of industries, including biotech, agriculture, technology, telecommunication, real estate, and energy. Justin also engaged in extensive inter-agency communications and consensus building with the eight other agencies on the CFIUS committee. Prior to his Treasury role, Justin held senior positions with the United States Department of Agriculture and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

After serving in the federal government for over a decade, Justin entered the private law practice and has advised domestic and international clients on CFIUS regulations and their impact on hundreds of high-profile cross-border corporate transactions. He is recognized as a leading attorney for CFIUS by Chambers Global and by Chambers USA.
 

Education & Admissions

George Mason University (J.D., 2005)

Utah State University (B.S., Economics, 2001), magna cum laude

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Utah

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Advised a publicly-traded Japanese company in its acquisition of a U.S.-based company that provides intelligent data cataloging solutions.*
  • Represented a Swiss shipping company in connection with a $4.6 billion merger with a Dutch shipping company.*
  • Assisted a privately-held artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company in connection with its $1.4 billion acquisition by a publicly traded Canadian company.*
  • Advised a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India in connection with its $4.2 billion acquisition a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment.*
  • Represented a French multinational integrated oil and gas company in connection with its purchase of 25 percent of a leading provider of natural gas fuel and renewable natural gas fuel for transportation in North America.*

*The representative matters are from prior experience.

News & Resources

Articles

Biden Administration Adds Sanctions Against Foreign Financial Institutions Supporting Russia’s Military-Industrial Base
Fundamental Research & National Security: Recent Developments & New Issues
Eight New Bases Officially Added to CFIUS’s Real Estate Jurisdiction
Executive Order 14105 on Outbound Investment in China and Proposed Rule
Outbound Investment Screening Becomes a Reality
Outbound Investment Screening Becomes a Reality
Recent Changes in the CFIUS Evaluation Process
Outbound Investment Screening Executive Order
Foreign-Owned U.S. Companies Must Soon Respond to Federal Survey
United States Imposes New 200% Tariffs on Russian Aluminum, Further Expands Sanctions on Russia, and Warns of New Third Country Sanctions
United States Continues Expansion of Export Control Sanctions on Chinese Companies
Congress, President Align on Powerful New U.S. Intellectual Property Protection Law
Consideration of Evolving National Security Risks by CFIUS
Key Takeaways From President Biden’s Executive Order 14083 on Ensuring Robust Consideration of Evolving National Security Risks by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”)
CFIUS Annual Report - A Banner Year for Filings and Inquiries to Parties of Non-Notified Transactions
United States Bans Russian-Affiliated Ships from Entering Any U.S. Port
U.S. Government Sanctions Sberbank and Alfa Bank, Prohibits All New Investments in Russia, Imposes New Export Restrictions against Russian Civil Aviation & Ends PNTR Status for Russia and Belarus
U.S. National Security Issues in Cross-Border Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Deals
Biden Administration Revises and Expands Restrictions on U.S. Person Investment in Chinese Companies and Releases New List of “Chinese Military Companies” Under 2021 NDAA Section 1260H
U.S. Reimposes Economic Sanctions On Military Regime in Burma
U.S. Department of Commerce Sanctions Seven Chinese Supercomputer Firms
New U.S. Government Review Process Effective March 22 for Information Communications Technology and Services from China, Russia and Other “Foreign Adversaries”
Court Calls into Question Securities Trading Restrictions on Entities Designated as Communist Chinese Military Companies
How CFIUS Foreign Transaction Monitoring Broadened
How CFIUS Foreign Transaction Monitoring Broadened In 2020

News & Press Mentions

Chambers Global 2024 Recognizes Dorsey Partners and Practices
Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes 23 Dorsey Lawyers and Four Practices in Salt Lake City
Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Chambers Global Honors Dorsey U.S.-China Practice Attorneys
Chambers Global 2023 Recognizes Dorsey Partners and Practices
Chambers USA 2022 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Dorsey Partner Justin Huff Comments on CFIUS Under Biden Administration
Former Senior CFIUS Official Justin Huff Joins Dorsey

Industries & Practices

Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation
Government Solutions & Investigations
Healthcare Transactions & Regulations
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • China
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Europe
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation
  • Government Solutions & Investigations
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Healthcare Transactions & Regulations
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • National Security Law
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate & Land Use
  • Technology
  • Technology Commerce

Accolades

Chambers Global 2023Chambers USA 2023Chambers 2022

  • Recognized by Chambers Global (International Trade: CFIUS Experts), 2023
  • Named one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA (International Trade: CFIUS Experts), 2022-2023
  • Secretary's Honor Award, Department of the Treasury (2018)
  • National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction Award (2013)
Justin T. Huff