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Melissa Burgess


Melissa Burgess received her J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law, where she completed a concentration in Homeland and National Security law and served as the Senior Articles Editor of the National Security Law Journal.

A Montana native, Ms. Burgess graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in French and a B.Mus. in Violin Performance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. After a year spent teaching English in B├ęthune, France, Ms. Burgess interned in the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation. She joined Mark Barnes & Associates in 2013.

Ms. Burgess works with defense contractors, manufacturers, and sporting goods retailers on a wide variety of regulatory compliance matters. Her portfolio includes international trade, from excise taxes to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and special issues in manufacturing and exporting under government contracts.

Ms. Burgess is a member of the District of Columbia bar and the Virginia State bar.


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Mark Barnes & Associates
1775 I Street NW
Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20006

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