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Michael C. Barnes, Esq. is a founder and advisor to the board of directors of the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence. Mr. Barnes is also a practicing attorney and the managing partner at DCBA Law & Policy in Washington, DC.
Mr. Barnes has been a member of the advisory board for the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit since 2012, has authored more than 10 scholarly articles, and presents frequently at conferences nationwide. He is a contributor to U.S. News & World Report and provides analysis for TV networks including CNBC, CNN, FOX Business, FOX News, and MSNBC. Mr. Barnes previously served as confidential counsel in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Mr. Barnes obtained his Juris Doctor degree from George Mason University School of Law. He earned a master’s degree in international economic policy from La Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Flagler College.