JUSTIN BECKER has experience in a variety of anti-dumping and countervailing duty issues, including major investigations and reviews before the Department of Commerce (DOC) and investigations before the International Trade Commission (ITC). He has appeared before the 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 transactions reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Justin’s recent work includes representing:
- EQT Private Equity and PRO Unlimited in connection with PRO Unlimited’s acquisition of Workforce Logiq
- American National Insurance in its $5.1 billion acquisition by Brookfield Asset Management Reinsurance Partners (pending)
- A Japanese steel mill in anti-dumping investigations before the DOC and the ITC.A Canadian paper producer in a countervailing duty investigation and expedited review before the DOC and the ITC, and before a NAFTA panel
- Chinese solar products exporters in anti-dumping administrative reviews before the DOC
- An Australian paper producer in an anti-dumping investigation before the ITC
- Multiple international firms in CFIUS pre-filings, filings, reviews and investigations covering many sectors, including aerospace/defense, software/IT, mining, energy, transportation, infrastructure and finance
Prior to joining Sidley, Justin worked for the DOC in the Office of the Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance. In this role, he provided legal advice to the Office of Enforcement and Compliance in the International Trade Administration concerning the administration of both U.S. and international anti-dumping and countervailing duty laws. He gained 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 and overseas verification.
In addition to clerking for the Honorable Robert Hinkle of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Justin externed for the Honorable Mary Ellen C. Williams of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Justin currently serves as one of the leaders of the D.C. Diversity Committee.