JUSTIN BECKER has experience in a broad array of anti-dumping and countervailing duty issues, including major investigations and reviews before the Department of Commerce (DOC), investigations before the International Trade Commission (ITC), and Section 301 and Section 232 investigations before relevant U.S. agencies and offices in the Executive branch. He has appeared before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has argued before a Chapter 19 NAFTA panel. Justin also counsels U.S. and foreign clients on national security and international legal issues, including national security screening mechanisms such as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He assists clients through the CFIUS pre-filing, assessment, review, investigation, and mitigation negotiation processes and advises clients on risks associated with transactions involving information and communications technology and services.
Justin’s work includes representing clients in a wide variety of industries, including steel, energy, automotive, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, aerospace and defense, mining, agriculture, telecommunications, and financial services.
Prior to joining Sidley, Justin worked for the DOC in the Office of the Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance, where he gained his initial experience working on matters before the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement panels. While at the DOC, Justin participated in anti-dumping duty investigations, reviews, and overseas verification.
In addition to clerking for The Honorable Robert L. Hinkle of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Justin externed for The Honorable Mary Ellen Coster Williams of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Justin currently serves as one of the leaders of the D.C. Diversity Committee. He was named as one of the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association’s 2022 “40 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40” and was award the GATT DC 2022 “LGBT+ Trade Person of the Year Award.” Justin was also recognized in Chambers USA as the “Associate to Watch” for Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (2022–2023).