Keith Huffman is an associate in the International Trade and the International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution practice groups.
Keith has represented and provided guidance to clients on a wide range of matters, including advising clients on compliance with US sanctions programs and export control regulations, assisting corporations with conducting voluntary self-disclosure internal investigations, counseling corporations in trade remedy administrative proceedings and appeals, and assisting clients with Customs matters, anti-corruption (FCPA) counseling, and World Trade Organization (WTO) matters. Keith regularly assists companies on compliance with the Department of Commerce and Department of Treasury’s antiboycott regulations.
Keith also assists in various international arbitration matters, with a focus on investor-state disputes in the Western Hemisphere.
Other recent engagements include:
- Counseling clients on the importation of firearms pursuant to regulations administered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF);
- Counseling clients on the importation and use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) pursuant to regulations and policy administered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
- Counseling clients on the international shipment of dangerous goods pursuant to regulations administered by the Department of Transportation (DOT); and
- Counseling clients on the applicability of certain Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) proposed provisions.
Prior to joining Arent Fox, Keith worked for a boutique international trade law firm in Washington, DC. He focused his practice on trade remedy proceedings before the Department of Commerce (DOC) and appeals at the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. While in law school, Keith interned at the DOC and the US Trade and Development Agency. Before law school, Keith worked for two years in the US Senate, focusing on trade, defense, and foreign affairs issues. Prior to this, he taught at an international high school for almost three years in Central America.
Publications, Presentations, and Recognitions
Keith co-authored an article featured March 3, 2014 in Law360 titled “Update On Intent Standard For Criminal Export Violations.”
Life Beyond the Law
When not working, Keith enjoys traveling, music, and playing and watching sports.