Justin T.Huff

Of Counsel

Washington + 1.202.879.3760

Justin Huff has more than a decade of governmental experience and has negotiated multiple complex agreements for the United States government to ensure U.S. national security. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Justin was a deputy director of the Office of Investment Security at the Department of the Treasury, where he assisted in the coordination of the office responsible for the Treasury's role chairing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an interagency process that reviews proposed mergers and acquisitions for potential national security concerns.

Justin also led the review of dozens of cases before CFIUS, which included in-depth analysis concerning the authority of CFIUS to review transactions, active engagement with counterparts at other CFIUS member agencies to facilitate consensus, and extensive communication with pertinent parties to a transaction to ensure that CFIUS had the information needed to reach a determination.

Prior to the Treasury, Justin served as a senior intelligence analyst for the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he managed departmental requirements and successfully advocated for their inclusion in the intelligence community (IC) and briefed White House officials and other federal agencies on best protection efforts to the nation's food system. He also was a senior intelligence advisor at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where he worked across federal departments and agencies to rally interagency support for initiatives that enhanced intelligence and information sharing between federal departments and the IC.


  • OVHcloud acquires EXTEN Technologies, Inc.Jones Day advised OVHcloud, a global cloud leader and the largest European cloud provider, in its acquisition of technology and certain assets of EXTEN Technologies, Inc., a U.S.-based storage software company specializing in NVMe over Fabrics.
  • U. S. Steel executes Option Agreement for potential joint venture with Stelco Inc. to acquire 25% interest in Minntac at enterprise value of $2.4 billionJones Day represented United States Steel Corporation, an integrated steel producer with major production operations in the United States and Central Europe, in connection with the execution of an Option Agreement for a potential joint venture with Stelco Inc., a vertically integrated Canadian steelmaker.
  • Synaptics divests LCD TDDI business to Hua Capital for $139.4 millionJones Day advised Synaptics Incorporated in its $139.4 million divestiture of its Asia-based mobile LCD TDDI Business to an affiliate of Hua Capital.
  • Hitachi Vantara acquires Waterline Data, Inc.Jones Day advised Hitachi Vantara LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., in its acquisition of all of the assets of Waterline Data, Inc., a U.S.-based company that provides intelligent data cataloging solutions for DataOps that help customers more easily gain actionable insights from large datasets and comply with data regulations.
  • Hitachi Vantara acquires ContainerShip, Inc.Jones Day advised Hitachi Vantara LLC in its acquisition of assets from ContainerShip, Inc., a start-up company specializing in the Kubernetes open-source platform space.
  • KKR invests in Transphorm, Inc.Jones Day represented Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. in its recapitalization of, and investment in, Transphorm, Inc.
  • National banks provide $320 million term loan secured by multi-building office campus located in Menlo Park, CaliforniaJones Day represented two national banks in connection with a $320 million term loan secured by a multi-building office campus located on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, California.
  • Total acquires Toshiba's interest in Freeport LNGJones Day advised Total Gas & Power Asia Private Limited ("Total"), a subsidiary of Total S.A., in (i) its purchase of all of the outstanding shares of Toshiba America LNG Corporation ("TAL") from Toshiba America, Inc. ("TAI"), and (ii) its assumption of all LNG related agreements from Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation ("TESS").
  • Panalpina and DSV join forces by way of CHF 4.6 billion (US$4.6 billion) public exchange of stockJones Day advised Panalpina Welttransport (Holding) AG, Basel, Switzerland, one of the world's leading freight forwarders, with respect to German, EU, and U.S. securities law aspects and foreign direct investment filings in connection with the combination with DSV A/S, Hedhusene, Denmark, by way of a CHF 4.6 billion (US$4.6 billion) public exchange offer of DSV to all Panalpina shareholders to tender their Panalpina shares (listed at SIX Swiss Exchange) against DSV shares (listed at NASDAQ Copenhagen).
  • Fosun acquires FFT GroupJones Day advised Fosun International Limited with the acquisition of FFT GmbH & Co. KGaA ("FFT") from ATON GmbH.
  • Texas Instruments sells its Greenock, Scotland wafer fabrication facility and operations to Diodes IncorporatedJones Day advised Texas Instruments (U.K.) Limited, a subsidiary of Texas Instruments Incorporated, in the sale of its semiconductor wafer fabrication facility located in Greenock, Scotland, to Diodes Semiconductors GB Limited, a subsidiary of Diodes Incorporated.
  • Cylance acquired by BlackBerry for $1.4 billionJones Day advised Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity leader, in its $1.4 billion acquisition by BlackBerry Limited, plus the assumption of unvested employee incentive awards.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • Hitachi Vantara acquires REAN CloudJones Day advised Hitachi Vantara in its acquisition of REAN Cloud LLC, a global cloud systems integrator, managed services provider and solutions developer of cloud-native applications across big data, machine learning and emerging internet of things (IoT) spaces.
  • Babcock & Wilcox sells MEGTEC and Universal for $130 millionJones Day advised Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. in the $130 million sale of its Universal/Megtec businesses to Dürr AG.
  • Singapore Exchange invests in TrumidJones Day advised Singapore Exchange (SGX) in its acquisition of a minority stake in Trumid, a NYC-based financial technology company and electronic trading platform for corporate bonds.
  • Total invests in Clean Energy Fuels Corp.Jones Day represented Total S.A., a French multinational integrated oil and gas company, in connection with its purchase of 25 percent of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a leading provider of natural gas fuel and renewable natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, for $83.4 million, and the credit support to be provided by Total of up to $100 million.
  • Total, NOVA, Borealis form venture for U.S. Gulf Coast projectsJones Day advised Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, and affiliates of Austria’s Borealis AG and Canada’s NOVA Chemicals (both affiliates of the UAE’s Mubadala Investment Company) in the formation of a joint venture to build a $1.7 billion, 1 million ton per year ethane cracker in Port Arthur, Texas, acquisition of Total’s existing 400,000 ton per year two-line polyethylene plant in Bayport, Texas, and building of a new 625,000 ton per year Borstar PE plant at the Bayport site.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • January 21, 2020
      Bayhelix, Silicon Valley Chapter: Overview of Final CFIUS Regulations: Considerations for Biotech Transactions
    • January 13, 2020
      BUTTON Healthcare Cross-Border Partnering Summit From Globe to Asia @JPM: Fireside Chat: How Do the Reformed US Regulations Affect Healthcare Investment and Partnership?
    • January 12, 2020
      Jones Day and PharmaDJ Panel Discussion: CFIUS and Its Impact on the Chinese Life Sciences Sector
    • September 28, 2019
      15th Annual SABPA Pacific Forum - Impact of FIRRMA: Expanded CFIUS Review of Foreign Investments and New Filing Requirements Impacting Biotechnology Deals
    • August 7, 2019
      American Intellectual Property Law Association: U.S. and China Export Control Laws and Their Effects on Intellectual Property Protection Strategies
    • May 2, 2019
      The New M&A Paradigm: Guiding Your Company in Today's Global Environment - International Trade Regulation
    • April 24, 2019
      American Conference Institute's 5th National Conference on CFIUS: To File or Not to File - You Be the Judge: Making the Decision of Whether or Not to File a Voluntary Notice for CFIUS Review in the Context of Future Transactions with China
    • April 4, 2019
      M&A Guide to CFIUS, Boston Bar Mergers & Acquisitions Conference
    • February 15, 2019
      George Mason Law Review 22nd Annual Antitrust Symposium, Reviewing CFIUS Review: National Security, Industrial Policy, and Competition Law
    • December 17, 2018
      myLawCLE & Federal Bar Association, Impact of FIRRMA on Private Equity Funds: Expanded CFIUS Review of Foreign Investments, New Filing Requirements
    • December 10, 2018
      Capturing Biopharma Growth and Opportunities in China: How to Get Biotech Deals Done in the Shadow of a Trade War
    • July 18, 2018
      myLawCLE & Federal Bar Association, Trade Law 101: Importing into the United States, Foreign Investments and Outbound Trade
    • May 30, 2018
      Jones Day's 2018 Speaker Series: CFIUS: Current Practice and Upcoming Changes
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