Mike counsels clients on regulatory compliance matters related to export controls, sanctions, federal firearms law, and national security policy. He has extensive experience assisting clients with the import and export of weapons systems and technology to over 80 countries; classification requests; export agreements; compliance audits; and lobbying strategies.
His practice involves an in-depth understanding of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the Gun Control Act (GCA), the National Firearms Act (NFA), and OFAC regulations.
Mike regularly interfaces on behalf of his clients with government agencies including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
He is also well-versed in military technology and geopolitical affairs.
Special Advisor Johanna Reeves
Johanna Reeves is the founding partner of the Washington, DC law firm, Reeves & Dola, LLP (www.reevesdola.com). For more than 18 years, Ms. Reeves has dedicated her practice to advising U.S. companies on export and import matters arising under the Arms Export Control Act, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), economic sanctions and embargoes administered by the Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the National Firearms Act of 1934.
Ms. Reeves designs and implements compliance programs and provides training sessions on U.S. export and defense trade controls and federal firearms laws. She also designs and leads internal audits to assess compliance in these areas. Ms. Reeves counsels on voluntary and directed disclosures and represents clients on regulatory compliance, licensing, and enforcement matters before the federal government.
Ms. Reeves authors Legally Armed, a regular column appearing in the monthly magazine Small Arms Review (www.smallarmsreview.com), and has written extensively on legal, political and regulatory developments affecting the firearms and defense industries. On March 26, 2019, Ms. Reeves testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in support of the Administration’s proposed rules to transition jurisdiction over the exports of commercially available firearms and ammunition from the Department of State to the Department of Commerce.
From 2011 through 2020, she served as Executive Director of the Firearms and Ammunition Import/Export Roundtable (F.A.I.R. Trade Group), a national nonprofit membership organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests of the firearms and ammunition import and export community (www.fairtradegroup.org). In 2016 Ms. Reeves was appointed by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, to serve as a member on the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG). She was reappointed in 2018 and again in 2020 and continues to serve in this capacity.
Ms. Reeves can be reached at 202-715-9941, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.