Nathan (Nate) A. Huff is a former federal prosecutor with nearly 20 years of litigation experience. His practice is focused on health care and commercial litigation and white collar defense. He represents hospitals, hospital systems, and academic medical centers in complex litigation and in responding to civil and criminal government investigations. He routinely appears in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels, and he's first-chaired multiple jury trials to verdict.
Nate also provides a broad range of counseling and dispute resolution services to clients operating at the intersection of law and politics, especially those in the agriculture industry. He represents state legislatures, political committees, campaigns, and industry groups in constitutional law litigation in state and federal court. Nate is a partner in the firm's Research Triangle Park office and a member of the Commercial Disputes and the Investigations, Enforcement, and White Collar practice groups.
Before entering private practice, Nate was a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. He began his legal career on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps. He continues to serve as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve.
- Joint Service Commendation Medal, U.S. Army (2013)
- Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Army (2018, 2014, 2010)
- Army Commendation Medal (2008, 2007)
- Parachutist Badge (2005)
- North Carolina Rising Stars list (2015-2018)
- Commercial Litigation (2022), Best Lawyers in America
- American Health Law Association
- Tenth Judicial District Bar, Wake County, North Carolina
- North Carolina Chamber of Commerce
- American Agricultural Law Association
- North Carolina Heroes Fund
- Mentioned, "Texas Lawsuit Highlights Risk From ESG Marketing Claims," Today's General Counsel, 19 July 2022
- Three Trials for Murder, The New Yorker
- Twenty-five years later, third trial begins in triple slaying, WRAL.com