Justin Pierce is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. His practice focuses on international trade and investment, privacy and data security, commercial litigation, and financial industry litigation. 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, Spanish and French entities in U.S. businesses operating in the aerospace, telecommunications, satellite communications, energy, hospitality and healthcare industries.
Mr. Pierce also assists the firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity practice with incident response, investigations and civil enforcement actions brought by federal and state regulators, including recent experience with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights and the Federal Trade Commission. Mr. Pierce has also advised on privacy risks related to international travel, such as electronic device searches by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.