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03.10.2022 Firm News

Examining Responsibilities of an FFL Responsible Person at FIC 2022

Williams Mullen’s Firearms Industry Group and Orchid LLC announce industry attorneys and federal agency personnel will examine the responsibilities of an FFL “Responsible Person” at the 2022 Firearms Industry Conference (FIC), to be held in Atlanta on April 25–27. Compliance professionals will lead educational sessions that dive beyond the definition of an “RP” and examine the role’s responsibilities, best practices, and associated personal and professional risks.

Attending firearms law attorneys and FIC 2022 sessions include:

Firearms Law Attorneys

  • Chuck James, Partner & Co-Chair, Williams Mullen’s Firearms Industry Group
  • Camden Webb, Partner & Co-Chair, Williams Mullen’s Firearms Industry Group
  • Phil Milks, VP, Orchid & Lead Attorney, FFL Law

FIC On-Air™

  • Top 5 Must-Know Requirements of an FFL Responsible Person

FIC Workshops & Conference

  • Soup-to-Nuts Responsibilities of an FFL “Responsible Person” or Compliance Professional
  • Changes to Your Business: Legal Entity Considerations for FFL Owners

“The firearms industry is constantly evolving with new laws and regulations,” said Chuck James, partner and co-chair of Williams Mullen’s Firearms Industry Group. “To be successful as an FFL ‘Responsible Person,’ an individual must not only be adept at addressing compliance changes, but also the impact of such changes on the legal entity itself. One of our goals at FIC this year is to help professionals become more confident and more successful in their role as a ‘Responsible Person.’”

The 2022 FIC event will be held April 21–27, beginning with a new, two-day virtual educational series, FIC On-Air™. The conference will continue in-person with pre-con FIC workshops on April 25, followed by the main event.

Registration and sponsorships for FIC 2022 are open now at A portion of all ticket sales and sponsorships will be donated to Project ChildSafe.

About Orchid LLC

Orchid LLC and its family of companies, including partner firm FFL Law, have been offering business software, firearms-friendly payments, and legal and regulatory services to the shooting sports industry for over a decade. With powerful POS, e-commerce, ERP and Bound Book solutions, as well as expert knowledge of ATF, import/export and state-level regulations, Orchid helps FFLs profitably manufacture, distribute and sell firearms with great efficiency and the utmost compliance. Get started today at

About Project ChildSafe

NSSF, the trade association of the firearms industry, launched Project ChildSafe in 1999 (originally as Project HomeSafe). Since 1999, the program has provided more than 40 million free firearm safety kits and gun locks to firearm owners in all 50 states through partnerships with thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country. That's in addition to the more than 70 million free locking devices manufacturers have included, and continue to include, with new firearms sold since 1998. While helping to prevent accidents among children is a focus, Project ChildSafe is intended to help adults practice greater firearm safety in the home. For more information, visit