Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has announced today that trade disputes attorney Justin Becker has joined the Firm as a Partner in Washington, DC. Justin brings with him extensive experience with trade remedy proceedings as well as investigations before the US Department of Commerce (DOC) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), strengthening the Firm's IP litigation and trade remedies capabilities in the nation's capital.

"The increasing complexity of operating a business across borders has put intellectual property and international trade compliance top of mind for clients," said Brian Hengesbaugh, Chair of the Firm's North America Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. "Justin's trade disputes and litigation experience complements our well-established practice, and will be a valuable resource for multinational clients."

Justin, recognized by Chambers USA for Trade Remedies & Trade Policy, focuses on trade remedy proceedings, including antidumping and countervailing duty issues. He has led major investigations and reviews before the DOC and the ITC as well as Section 301 and Section 232 investigations before various federal agencies. Justin also has advised clients in a range of sectors on national security, international trade compliance and other international legal issues, including matters before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He previously worked at the DOC as an attorney within their Office of Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement & Compliance.

Maurice Bellan, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie's Washington, DC office, said, "We are delighted that Justin has joined the Firm. His arrival further enhances our deep bench strength in DC and our capabilities advising clients on complex trade issues."

Baker McKenzie has one of the world's largest full-service IP litigation and trade disputes practices, bringing together in-market IP and commercial knowledge at the local level with cross-border experience and perspective. The Firm's uniquely global and multidisciplinary trade remedies or trade defense instruments (TDI) team helps companies navigate TDI issues around the world. The team comprises of locally qualified, experienced lawyers in more than 20 jurisdictions around the world, and includes trade economists and trade accountants, who assist with the data-driven demands of investigating authorities and the complex economic analyses that are often required in TDI matters.

"I look forward to joining my new colleagues in DC," Justin added. "Baker McKenzie has a highly regarded trade remedies practice, which I am thrilled to help expand further as we meet the needs of our clients doing business around the world and help them navigate the increasingly complex trade remedies field."

In addition to his robust trade disputes practice, Justin is dedicated to giving back through pro bono work and serving on industry and community organizations. He is a board member of both the Customs and International Trade Bar Association and InReach, a trans-led tech nonprofit increasing resource access for the LGBTQ+ community, and is a member of the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association.

Justin received a BA from Brandeis University, a Master of International Development Policy from Duke University and a JD from Duke University School of Law. Following law school, Justin clerked for the Hon. Mary Ellen Williams in the US Court of Federal Claims and the Hon. Robert Hinkle for the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida.
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