Nathan A. Huff

Nathan Huff concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, False Claims Act and Qui Tam defense, and business immigration. Additionally, as a former federal prosecutor, Mr. Huff focuses on white collar defense, where he assists clients in conducting internal investigations and preventing and responding to government enforcement actions.

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Nathan Huff concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, False Claims Act and Qui Tam defense, and business immigration. Additionally, as a former federal prosecutor, Mr. Huff focuses on white collar defense, where he assists clients in conducting internal investigations and preventing and responding to government enforcement actions.

Mr. Huff is a major in the U.S. Army Reserve and has been called upon to investigate and prosecute the military's most high-profile criminal cases. Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar, Mr. Huff served as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Experience

  • Defended campaign officials in federal campaign finance investigation.
  • Represents large defense contractor in responding to whistleblower complaint alleging more than $100 million in federal False Claims Act violations. 
  • Represents large agribusiness clients in securing H-2A visas for farm laborers and in responding to and preventing delays in related consular processing.
  • Defended clinical testing laboratory against lawsuits alleging misdiagnosis of cancer arising from Pap smear screening.
  • Defends contract research organizations and clinical testing laboratories from lawsuits alleging negligent venipuncture resulting in complete regional pain syndrome.
  • Successfully appealed to the Court of Appeals of North Carolina a trial court’s denial of a motion to dismiss, resulting in our professional liability client’s complete dismissal from the subject case.
  • Defends large corporate client in employment suit alleging wage and hour violations, fraud and breach of contract.
  • Defends professionals such as lawyers, accountants and adjusters from professional malpractice lawsuits.
  • Represented accounting firms in responding to federal grand jury subpoenas and related requests from the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Defends corporate clients in toxic tort litigation involving pulmonary diseases allegedly caused by asbestos and other pulmonary irritants.
  • Defended subcontractor in multi-million dollar construction defects class action.
  • Defended corporate client in commercial dispute involving allegations of unfair and deceptive trade practices and breach of contract.
  • Conducted fraud investigation, including an examination under oath, on behalf of international insurer resulting in insured consenting to rescission of policy.
  • Served as coverage counsel to international surplus lines insurers, handling complex first and third-party coverage matters in both state and federal court.
  • Defended health and fitness club in premises liability negligence action resulting in dismissal of all claims.
  • Represented the United States as a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of North Carolina. Managed complex multi-agency state and federal investigations. Conducted federal grand jury investigations and first-chaired felony trials in United States District Court.
  • Led the Department of Defense’s investigation and prosecution of the military personnel implicated in the United States Secret Service prostitution scandal.
  • Represented the United States in the third prosecution of U.S. v. Timothy Hennis, a triple-homicide death penalty case.

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Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, White Collar Committee
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Military & Veterans Affairs Committee
  • Tenth Judicial District Bar, Wake County, North Carolina

Recognition

  • Joint Service Commendation Medal, U.S. Army (2013)
  • Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Army (2014, 2010)
  • Army Commendation Medal (2008, 2008, 2007)
  • Parachutist Badge (2005)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers - Rising Stars