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04.06.2022 Legal News

Over 20 ATF Executives & Personnel to Attend Firearms Industry Conference 2022

Williams Mullen’s Firearms Industry Group and Orchid LLC are pleased to announce that over 20 executives and personnel from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will attend the Firearms Industry Conference 2022 (FIC), to be held in Atlanta on April 25–27. Notable ATF attendees will include Acting Director Marvin Richardson, Acting Associate Deputy Director Tom Chittum, and directors and chiefs of Firearms & Explosives Industry Division branches.

ATF and their counterparts at the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will address attendees during several breakout sessions, working group roundtables and in private Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) and ATF meetings.

ATF executives and personnel attending FIC 2022 include:

ATF Executive Staff

– Marvin Richardson, Acting Director

– Tom Chittum, Acting Associate Deputy Director

ATF Office of Enforcement Programs & Services

– Alphonso Hughes, Assistant Director

– Andy Graham, Deputy Assistant Director

Firearms & Explosive Industry Division

– Marianna Mitchem, Chief

– Matt Wren, Acting Chief, Firearms Industry Programs Branch

– Gary Griffin, PM, Firearms Industry Programs Branch

Firearms & Explosives Law Division

– James Vann, Attorney

– Kim Easterling, Attorney

– Ben Hiller, Attorney

Office of Field Operations

– Curtis Gilbert, Deputy Assistant Director (Industry Operations)

Office of Regulatory Affairs

– Andrew Lange, Chief

– Vivian Chu, Attorney

National Firearms Act

– Steve Rosenthal, Chief

– Barry Beshears, Branch Chief

– Bob Voyten, Liaison

– Rebecca Sinclair, Specialist

Firearms & Explosives Services Division

– Gary Taylor, Chief

– Max Kingery, Chief, Firearms & Explosives Imports Branch

– Eric Leber, FEIB Specialist

– Austin Funk, FEIB Specialist

Firearms & Ammunition Technology Division

– Earl Griffith, Chief

– Daniel Hoffman, Chief, Firearms Technology Industry Services Branch

Held April 21–27, FIC 2022 features virtual and in-person educational sessions led by federal agency executives, firearms industry professionals and subject matter experts. Sessions are broken intro three comprehensive learning tracks: Firearms Industry Law & Finance, FFL Compliance, and FFL Technology. FIC On-Air™ will be held online April 21–22, followed by FIC Workshops (live, in-person) on April 25 and the main FIC event (live, in-person) on April 26–27 in Atlanta.

To register for or sponsor FIC 2022, click here. A portion of all event registrations and sponsorships will be donated to NSSF’s Project ChildSafe. Attendees are encouraged to make hotel reservations at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta, click here.