Learn more about us, the attorneys that make up Reeves & Dola, including our specialties and background. You can also find contact information for each attorney in our firm in their bio. Our combined experience makes us a leading firm working in the firearms and defense industry niche.
Johanna E. Reeves
Johanna Reeves’ practice focuses on regulatory compliance under U.S. export controls and federal firearms laws and regulations. Since 2003, 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, the Export Administration Regulations, 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 and enforcement matters before the federal government.
On March 26, 2019, Johanna testified before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the proposed rules to transition most firearms and ammunition from the export controls of the State Department and over to the jurisdiction of the Commerce Department. Her testimony can be viewed at (https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/2019/3/proposed-small-arms-transfers-big-implications-for-u-s-foreign-policy).
From 2011 through 2020 she served as Executive Director of the Firearms and Ammunition Import/Export Roundtable (F.A.I.R.), a national nonprofit membership organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests of the firearms and ammunition import and export community. She continues her work with F.A.I.R. as a regulatory and policy advisor.
Since 2016, Ms. Reeves has been a member of the U.S. Department of State’s Defense Trade Advisory Group.
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
University of California at Berkeley, B.A., Middle East Studies, with High Honors and Distinction in General Scholarship
Hon. Susan K. Gauvey, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1999-2000
District of Columbia
Mark S. Dola
Mark Dola counsels corporations, financial institutions and nonprofits on a variety of regulatory, corporate, international, and finance issues and transactions. He has extensive experience with reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts, international transactions, bank lending facilities including credit agreements and letter of credit based financings, securitizations, hedging arrangements, and other complex commercial transactions. His work is highly customized and structured to achieve each client’s specific objective.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mark served in the United States Navy for more than seventeen years primarily as a helicopter pilot. He retired as a Commander in 2001.
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
Yale University, B.A., Economics
District of Columbia
Katherine L.B. Heubert
Katherine Heubert focuses her practice on U.S. import and export controls, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, the Gun Control Act, and the National Firearms Act. Ms. Heubert counsels many sectors of the defense industry on trade control policy, licensing, and technology release issues. She has extensive experience with all aspects of Department of State export and import licenses, Technical Assistance Agreements, Manufacturing License Agreements, Warehouse Distribution Agreements, retransfer requests, commodity jurisdiction requests, Advisory Opinions, General Correspondence, and Department of Commerce export licenses and commodity classification requests (CCATS). Ms. Heubert also provides guidance related to making jurisdictional and classification determinations, designing and implementing internal compliance programs, preparing and presenting training programs, conducting internal audits, and investigating and drafting voluntary and directed disclosures.
In addition to her years in private practice, Ms. Heubert has worked in both government and industry sectors, spending time as Senior Manager for Global Trade Controls Licensing & Policy at a leading U.S. aerospace and defense company, and as a Policy Analyst for the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy. Ms. Heubert is also an active member of the Junior League of Washington D.C.
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M
Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, J.D.
Louisiana State University, B.A., Advertising
District of Columbia