Phil Rhoads

Phone: 434-201-6542


Office: Vienna VA

Practice Areas
  • U.S. export control laws, with focus on the Intentional Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and Export Administration Regulations (EAR); advice on Customs detentions and seizures; represent companies facing potential ITAR debarment, and subject to civil enforcement.

Phil Rhoads


Mr. Rhoads has a specialty in U.S. export control laws and regulations with 35 years experience in positions in the Departments of Commerce and State and 15 years experience in private practice at Rhoads and Reed. Mr. Rhoads studied International trade and U.S. foreign policy and earned a B.A. in International Affairs at George Washington University; M.I.A. in U.S. foreign policy at Columbia University, and J.D. at the University of Kentucky. At the State Department, Mr. Rhoads was Branch Chief and was responsible for enforcement of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations in the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls— civil actions, registration, and liaison with USG enforcement agencies.

Mr. Rhoads is a member of the D.C., KY and, LA Bar. Before his government service, Mr. Rhoads practiced in New Orleans advising on export, letters of credit, and contracting. Mr. Rhoads grew up in Henderson, KY, is married, and has one child who is now also practicing in New Orleans. Mr. Rhoads enjoys backpacking and foreign travel. He is also a UK Wildcats basketball fan.

  • B.A., George Washington University
  • M.I.A., Columbia University
  • J.D. University of Kentucky
  • D.C.
  • KY
  • LA
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