Justin E. Fairfax

Justin E. Fairfax


Northern Virginia, (703) 760-7752
Washington D.C., (202) 887-8761


Duke University (B.A., 2000)
Columbia Law School (J.D., 2005)

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Justin E. Fairfax, current Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and former Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, advises clients on a variety of white collar and commercial litigation matters. He has extensive experience counseling and representing clients on a broad range of litigation matters, including internal, securities, and Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) investigations.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Fairfax served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, where he was a member of the Major Crimes and Narcotics Unit.  He prosecuted a wide range of federal felony criminal offenses, including embezzlement, fraud, narcotics trafficking, international currency and narcotics smuggling, gun crimes, and illegal immigration. Mr. Fairfax also served as the Deputy Coordinator of the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force and on the Hiring Committee for Assistant United States Attorney applicants in the Alexandria Division.

In addition, Mr. Fairfax was a litigator in private practice at two AmLaw 100 firms, where he represented clients in high-profile criminal investigations and civil litigation cases. Prior to his private practice, Mr. Fairfax clerked for the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in the Alexandria Division.

Mr. Fairfax earned his J.D. in 2005 from Columbia Law School, where he was a member of the Columbia Law Review.  He graduated from Duke University in 2000 with a degree in Public Policy Studies.  He is a former Trustee of Duke University and currently sits on the Board of Visitors of the Terry Sanford School of Public Policy.  In 2013, the National Bar Association honored Mr. Fairfax with its “40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates” Award.

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