Justin T. Huff



Justin serves as a partner in Dorsey’s National Security Law Group. Justin focuses on helping clients navigate reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), an interagency committee that evaluates cross-border mergers, acquisitions and certain investment transactions for potential national security concerns.

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, 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.

Education & Admissions

George Mason University (J.D., 2005)

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


  • District of Columbia
  • Utah


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.

Industries & Practices

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


  • Secretary's Honor Award, Department of the Treasury (2018)
  • National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction Award (2013)