Justin Baxenberg represents clients on matters related to regulatory compliance, agency enforcement actions and government-facing litigation. His litigation practice focuses on complex matters involving or potentially involving federal, state or foreign governments at the trial and appellate levels, including in actions under the Administrative Procedure Act, the False Claims Act and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. His regulatory practice focuses on counseling financial services and other companies on compliance with consumer financial protection statutes, as well as interfacing with regulators. Mr. Baxenberg has twice been recognized as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for civil litigation. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert L. Wilkins of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.


  • 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