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For over a decade, Bart Huff has advised clients – from startups to the world’s largest and most well-known platforms – on best practices for responding to government and other third-party legal process. Bart helps companies develop and implement strategies for faithfully responding to requests, while minimizing burdens on scarce internal resources and protecting users’ privacy. When necessary, Bart has represented the clients in court, successfully preventing and limiting the disclosure of user data and defending clients’ other interests.
Prior to joining ZwillGen, Bart served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Northern District of Illinois for over seven years. At the USAO, Bart prosecuted a variety of federal criminal matters, beginning in the investigative stage and following through trials and appeals. Bart investigated and prosecuted numerous cases involving computer and internet related crimes, such as theft of trade secrets under the Economic Espionage Act, Denial of Service attacks, and unlawful access to protected computers. During his time in the USAO, Bart also prosecuted white collar fraud, securities and other regulatory violations, and drug and violent crimes. In his work as a prosecutor, Bart often dealt with issues arising from the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”) and the Wiretap and Stored Communication Acts.
During his service in the USAO, Bart tried 18 cases to a jury, briefed and argued multiple appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and received numerous achievement awards from the Department of Justice, including a Certificate of Recognition from the Director of the FBI.
After receiving his J.D. from the University of Iowa Law School with high distinction in 1994, Bart clerked for Judge Michael S. Kanne of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Prior to his service in the Department of Justice, Bart was an associate with the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, where his practice included commercial litigation, product liability, mass tort litigation, and white-collar criminal defense.