HARTFORD, CT (March 8, 2022) – Orchid and Williams Mullen’s Firearms Industry Group 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.
“Responsible Persons play a critical role in managing operations and making compliance decisions for their FFL,” said Phil Milks, Orchid VP and lead attorney at FFL Law. “Yet, we find many professionals in the position are challenged by the term’s real-world interpretation and application. That’s why we’ve dedicated three sessions at this year’s conference to educating current and future RPs about how to perform the job to best comply with ATF regulations and pass FFL inspections.”
Attending firearms law attorneys and FIC 2022 sessions include:
Firearms Law Attorneys
- Phil Milks, VP, Orchid & Lead Attorney, FFL Law
- Camden Webb, Partner & Co-Chair, Williams Mullen’s Firearms Industry Group
- Chuck James, Partner & Co-Chair, Williams Mullen’s Firearms Industry Group
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 orchidadvisors.com/FIC. 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, ecommerce, 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 orchidadvisors.com.
About Williams Mullen
Williams Mullen is a regional, full-service law firm with offices across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The firm’s Firearms Industry Group helps industry members navigate legal issues from regulatory compliance to e-commerce development, financing needs and interest from the venture capital world. In addition, Williams Mullen attorneys provide advice and counsel in matters involving Import/Export Controls, White Collar & Investigations, Cybersecurity & Data Protection, Employment Law, Government Contracting and legal aspects of social media marketing. Learn how Williams Mullen can assist your company at williamsmullen.com.
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 projectchildsafe.org.
CEO, Orchid LLC