Justin Baxenberg

Justin Baxenberg represents clients on matters related to regulatory compliance, agency enforcement actions and government-facing litigation. His regulatory practice focuses on counseling financial services entities on compliance with consumer financial protection statutes, as well as interfacing with financial regulators. His litigation practice focuses on complex matters involving or potentially involving federal, state, tribal or foreign governments. He also maintains an active pro bono practice.

Mr. Baxenberg joined the firm after serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert L. Wilkins of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. During law school, he represented indigent clients as a student advocate with the Harvard Law School Criminal Justice Institute and served as a Teaching Fellow in Constitutional Law at Harvard College. Prior to law school, he worked at the US House of Representatives as an analyst for the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Domestic Policy; as a staff assistant in the Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA); and in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs.


  • Representing a bank defending against qui tam False Claims Act actions regarding municipal bond underwriting. 
  • Representing financial institutions in administrative enforcement inquiries and actions under the Dodd-Frank Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Military Lending Act and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
  • Representing a natural resources company in a mineral leasing dispute with the Department of the Interior.
  • Representing a natural resources company in an expropriation dispute with Venezuela.
  • Representing a major technology company facing state attorney general investigations and litigation in multiple states.
  • Representing a journalist in civil litigation against the Islamic Republic of Iran under the terrorism exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.


  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" for civil litigation in the 2020 and 2021 editions of Washington DC Super Lawyers

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  • Education

    • JD, Harvard Law School, 2014

      Notes Editor, Harvard Law Review

    • BA, History, Yale College, 2008

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Maryland

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Robert L. Wilkins, US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, 2014 - 2015