Johanna Leblanc , J.D. LLM
Partner, Adomi Advisory Group, PLLC
Ms. Johanna Leblanc is a Haitian-American trained lawyer specialized in national security law and foreign policy. As a Partner at Adomi Advisory Group, PLLC, she offers invaluable guidance to a diverse clientele on matters such as trade, debt financing for projects in emerging markets, public relations, sanctions, federal legislative processes, and diplomacy. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Howard University.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Leblanc excelled as a Legislative Director at the United States Congress. In this capacity, she provided strategic counsel on both domestic and international affairs, overseeing legislative matters and appropriations. In her role, she was instrumental in advancing U.S. foreign policy objectives and fortifying economic security through trade diplomacy. She also served as a liaison to the White House, State Department, Department of Education, Department of Veterans, and other agencies, including financial institutions in Washington, D.C. Her commitment to enhancing U.S. and allied interests was further demonstrated when she was selected to participate in a specialized seminar in Israel, to deepen her insights into U.S./Israel relations and Middle East security challenges.
Prior to her tenure in Congress, Ms. Leblanc served as a Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to three sitting Haitian ambassadors to the United States and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her portfolio included, but not limited to, promoting the interests of the Republic of Haiti before the United States Congress, White House, Department of State, and other institutions, and advising the government on intergovernmental relations, immigration, national security, and trade. In 2020, Ms. Leblanc successfully lobbied for the ten-year renewal of the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), a trade bill that generates over $1billion dollars in annual revenue in Haiti and creates over fifty thousand jobs in the textile industry. Through her efforts, the sitting Ambassador, in 2020, delivered a statement before Congress as the first sitting Ambassador to do so since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1862. Ms. Leblanc also testified before the International Trade Commission (ITC) on the renewal of Generalized Systems of Preference (GSP) and CBTPA.