About Us

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 the best firm working in the firearms niche.

About Johanna Reeves

Johanna E. Reeves

Founding Partner

Bio: 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.

She serves as Executive Director of the FireArms 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.

Education:
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

Judicial Clerkship:
Hon. Susan K. Gauvey, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1999-2000

Admitted in:
New York
District of Columbia


About: Mark Dola

Mark S. Dola

Partner

Bio: 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.

Education:
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
Yale University, B.A., Economics

Admitted in:
New York
District of Columbia
Virginia


About Teresa Ficaretta

Teresa G. Ficaretta

Partner

Bio: Teresa Ficaretta is one of the country’s foremost legal experts on ATF regulations under the Gun Control Act, the National Firearms Act, the Arms Export Control Act and Federal explosives laws. Before joining Reeves & Dola in 2013, Ms. Ficaretta worked at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for more than 28 years, the last two as Deputy Assistant Director of Enforcement Programs and Services. Prior to that position she served as Deputy Chief Counsel from 2007 – 2010, and as Associate Chief Counsel (Firearms, Explosives & Arson) from 2003 – 2007.

Ms. Ficaretta serves as an extraordinary resource for our clients who must navigate ATF regulations on domestic firearms and explosives manufacturing, as well as government controls over imports of all defense articles, not just the small arms. Ms. Ficaretta advises firearms, ammunition and explosives manufacturers, importers, and dealers on compliance matters arising under the federal firearms and explosives laws. She also advises clients on the Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax (FAET) regulations of the Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). She regularly counsels clients in designing and implementing effective federal firearms and explosives compliance programs, and provides compliance training sessions.

Major federal firearms and ammunition companies have engaged Ms. Ficaretta to assist in establishing and maintaining effective firearms and explosives compliance programs critical to efficient and productive business operations.

Ms. Ficaretta is very active in writing and presenting on federal firearms and explosives matters affecting industry. Her writings include a regular column, “Legally Armed” for the monthly publication, Small Arms Review.

She also leads our new monthly webinar series on the Gun Control Act and federal firearms regulations. To learn more about the webinar series and to register for the next session, please visit our Wednesday Webinar Series page.

Education:
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D.
University of Oregon B.A., Music

Admitted in:
Maryland
District of Columbia


About Katherine Heubert

Katherine L.B. Heubert

Of Counsel

Bio: 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 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.

Education:
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M
Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, J.D.
Louisiana State University, B.A., Advertising

Admitted in:
District of Columbia

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