Justin Pierce is an associate in the firm’s Business Law Department. His practice focuses on international trade and foreign investment. He joined Goodwin in 2016.

As a key contributor to the firm’s Global Trade practice, Mr. Pierce advises clients regarding regulatory compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and economic sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). He has conducted numerous internal investigations and voluntary disclosures for potential EAR and OFAC violations concerning encryption software, biopharmaceutical equipment, and other manufactured products.

Mr. Pierce also advises on covered transactions eligible for national security review by the Committee on Foreign Investment and the United States (CFIUS), including experience with investments by Russian, Chinese/Hong Kong, Japanese, Dominican, Spanish, French, and German entities in U.S. businesses operating in the aerospace, telecommunications, satellite communications, robotics, automation, finance, energy, hospitality, healthcare, and software industries.

Areas of Practice
Domaines D’Expertise





  • Great Hill Partners in its acquisition of a controlling equity stake in Clearwave Parent, Inc. at an enterprise value of $300 million
Professional Experience

During law school, Mr. Pierce interned for the Honorable John A. Gibney, Jr., in the Eastern District of Virginia and the Honorable Lawrence R. Leonard, Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Mr. Pierce participated in the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic, helping military veterans secure disability benefits from the Veterans Administration. He also served as a lead articles editor of the William & Mary Law Review.


As a member of the William & Mary Alternative Dispute Resolution team, Mr. Pierce placed second in the Southwestern Entertainment Law Negotiation Competition (2014) and second in the NASCAR Negotiation Competition (2015), including an individual award for Best Oral Advocate.

In The News









J.D., 2016
William & Mary School of Law
(summa cum laude, Order of the Coif)
B.A., 2013
University of Virginia
(with distinction)



District of Columbia
Profile Image
Get In Touch
Our clients rely on us for world-class advisory services, counsel on complex transactional work and high-stakes litigation. Specializing in matters involving the financial, life sciences, private equity, real estate, and technology industries, we use a collaborative, cross-disciplinary approach to resolve our clients’ most challenging issues. To find out more, please contact us.


Nos équipes interviennent aux côtés de nos clients, industriels, fonds d’investissement, startups, institutions financières et dirigeants, dans le cadre de transactions et de contentieux complexes, et apportent des conseils de tout premier plan dans les secteurs financiers, des Sciences de la Vie, du Private Equity, de l’immobilier et des technologies. Nous traitons les dossiers juridiques de manière intègre, ingénieuse, souple et audacieuse pour répondre efficacement aux enjeux propres à chacun de nos clients, quels que soient la taille de l’opération et le secteur d’activité. Pour en savoir plus, contactez-nous.

Unsere Kunden verlassen sich auf unsere erstklassige Beratung, vor allem im Hinblick auf komplexe Transaktionen und High-Stakes-Prozesse. Spezialisiert auf Angelegenheiten der Finanz-, Life-Sciences-, Private-Equity-, Immobilien-und Technologie-Branchen, verwenden wir einen kooperativen und interdisziplinären Ansatz, um Fragen unserer Kunden auch in extremen Spezialsituationen einer Lösung zuzuführen. Sie wollen mehr erfahren? Kontaktieren Sie uns gerne.

Search Other Lawyers
Recherche par Pratique