Justin Antonipillai is the Deputy General Counsel and Acting General Counsel of the Department of Commerce. He joined the Department of Commerce from Arnold & Porter LLP, where he was a Partner (and previously Associate) in the Litigation Group (1997-1999, 2000-2010, and 2010-2013). While at Arnold & Porter, Mr. Antonipillai’s practice focused on civil and criminal litigation, internal investigations, and regulatory enforcement proceedings, with a focus on the representation of growing United States-based companies, private equity funds, and accounting firms. Among other things, while in private practice, Mr. Antonipillai was selected one of the “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” by Washingtonian Magazine, and one of the “Top 40 Business People Under 40” by the Washington Business Journal. Mr. Antonipillai also served a Senior Advisor to Senator Carte P. Goodwin (D. W. Va.) (2010), and as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert Bruce King of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1999-2000).