Bart Huff

Managing Director – ZGSS
Senior Counsel – ZwillGen

Office: Chicago, IL

Phone: (312) 685-2278

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Bart Huff’s practice focuses on representing and counseling clients – from individuals and startups to Fortune 500 companies – on a wide range of issues related to online content and services. Some of the areas in which Bart represents clients include:

  • Criminal and internal investigations
  • Privacy and security litigation
  • Theft of trade secrets
  • Compliance obligations relating to the use and disclosure of customer and subscriber information
  • Gaming law

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.



University of Iowa, J.D., 1994, with High Distinction, Order of the Coif

University of Iowa, B.S., 1990


Assistant United States Attorney, Department of Justice Criminal Division, N.D. Ill.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Clerkship for the Honorable Michael S. Kanne, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals



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