About Us

John M. Huddle

Founding Partner

Mr. Huddle is the founder and CEO of The Global Law Group, PLC, a boutique law firm providing highly specialized and proactive solutions to the needs of businesses in today’s challenging, but lucrative, global marketplace. The firm is headquartered in Reston, Virginia in close proximity to Washington, D.C. 

Prior to forming the firm in 2002, Mr. Huddle organized and chaired the international practice group of one of the largest law firms in Virginia, and he was a shareholder and Director in that firm.

In his 35+ years of practice, Mr. Huddle has represented a diverse group of non-U.S. and U.S. clients in regard to international transactions and business law matters. His U.S. practice is national in scope. His foreign clients hail from a wide range of countries, and his representation extends in some cases to lead international counsel on a global basis. His practice areas include:

  • International and domestic distribution, procurement and IP licensing networks
  • Foreign direct investment (including corporate matters and site selection, acquisition and financing)
  • Foreign subsidiaries, branches and affiliates of US companies
  • Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic alliances
  • Trademark registration and enforcement (U.S. and international)
  • Export regulations/sanctions programs (compliance programs, enforcement, classifications and licensing)
  • Export tax incentives (IC-DISC and its predecessor programs, ETI, FSC, and DISC)
  • Corporate and transactional matters

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Huddle frequently speaks in the U.S. and abroad at advanced continuing legal education, foreign trade mission, international trade and business conferences, and to industry, trade, governmental and professional groups.


Mr. Huddle has authored numerous articles for legal, trade association, governmental and other publications, and he also regularly publishes articles for dissemination to clients and associates of his firm. His publications include:

  • “Domestic Sales and Services Qualify for U.S. Export Tax Incentives,” Virginia Lawyer Magazine (June, 2016)
  • “The Business Law Practice Section Revitalized,” Virginia Lawyer Magazine (June, 2016)
  • “International Sales Intermediary Contracts: Strategies for Success and Traps for the Unwary” Virginia Lawyer Magazine (April, 2013)
  • “The Vital Role of Trade and the International Practice Section” Virginia Lawyer Magazine (April, 2013)
  • “Export Tax Incentives: A Tool You Cannot Afford to Ignore” US Export Assistance Center Newsletter (Winter, 2012)
  • “Legal Alert: Is My Branding Strategy a Ticking Time Bomb?” Insight (Fall 2011) Southern U.S. Trade Association

Professional leadership positions and associations include

  • Appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce to U.S. District Export Council, VA-Washington, D.C. (Chair 2005-2009; appointee member since 2003)
  • Va. State Bar Business Law Section (Chair 2015-2018 & Member, Board of Governors 2013-present)
  • Va. State Bar International Practice Section (Chair 2008-2013 and Member, Board of Governors 1994-present)
  • Virginia International Business Council (Member, Board of Directors and Vice President, 2014-2021)
  • Chairman, IPR Subcommittee of National Steering Committee for U.S. District Export Councils (2007-2008)
  • National Steering Committee for U.S. District Export Councils (Member, 2005-2007)
  • Export Legal Assistance Network, US SBA Program (2006-Present)
  • Chairman, World Trade Alliance of the Blue Ridge (1995-2001) [Gubernatorial appointment] (State agency created to promote international trade throughout Blue Ridge Region)
  • INTA (International Trademark Association)


  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1984); James Madison University (B.S., 1980)