Northern VA

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About Us

We tailor our services to meet your business goals!

Core Values

As business owners, we understand the challenges of facing mid-market businesses on a daily basis.

At XLP Consulting,  our passion is to help companies succeed by providing a flexible suite of effective and trustworthy services that scales with their growth.

By applying the right services at the right time, business have access to the resources they need, when they need them- without taking on the cost of in-house support.

We look forward to your success-

Milton Johns, Michelle Burnett-Johns & David Ramadan
XLP Consulting Co-Founders


We pride ourselves on providing complete visibility into our approach, our goals, and execution. It is an integral part of our culture as we collaborate and work towards a common goal across functions.


We take ownership for the quality of our individual work but also take pride in what we deliver as a team; our focus is on a successful outcome for all.


Integrity is the defining quality of our people and our work. Strive to do the right thing always, and act truthfully and honorably, as building trust builds a better company. 


install the right people at the right time to power your business growth

As business owners, we understand the challenges of facing mid-market businesses on a daily basis.

At XLP Consulting,  our passion is to help companies succeed by providing a flexible suite of effective and trustworthy services that scales with their growth.

By applying the right services at the right time, business have access to the resources they need, when they need them- without taking on the cost of in-house support.

We look forward to your success.

Milton C. Johns

President & CEO

The Honorable Milton C. Johns has spent 35 years in the government contracting arena, with over 22 years as a licensed attorney. Milton also has almost two decades of experience in education leadership, having served as the elected Chairman at Large of the Prince William County School Board, a member of the Board of Visitors at Radford University (where he served one year as Vice Rector), and as an adjunct professor at Strayer University and Northern Virginia Community College. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from The George Washington University, and a Juris Doctorate (with High Honors) form George Mason University School of Law. He is published in fiction and nonfiction.

During Milton’s career in government contracting before pursuing his law degree, he performed roles in program management, financial management, business development and business operations. He trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt, and attended USG certification classes in international program management. Milton was awarded the Aeronautical Merit Cross, Second Class, by the Government of Spain in 1995.

Milton has served as inside general counsel and outsource general counsel to emerging and mid-sized businesses and has litigated in state and Federal courts across the country.

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Michelle Burnett-Johns

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer Michelle Burnett-Johns brings over 30 years’ experience in management and administration to XLP Consulting. She is responsible for all business operations of the firm, including, but not limited to, human resources, finance and accounting, client relations, marketing and systems implementation. Michelle has spent decades in real estate, retail management, legal support services and non-profit organizational leadership. She currently also serves as the Director of Operations for Executive Law Partners, PLLC. Michelle is a serial entrepreneur and has been a founding member and manager of four start-up ventures, including one nonprofit, since 2018.

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Jennifer Morris

VP, Management & Compliance and General Counsel

Jennifer Morris is a seasoned Government & Commercial Contracts, Business and National Security attorney with more than 21 years’ experience.  As a contracts expert with government, military, commercial and in-house counsel experience, she provides full scope business consulting and legal representation to clients. She is intimately familiar with the regulatory and statutory requirements facing government contractors and commercial entities and any aspect of FAR/DFAR compliance, federal & commercial contracting and internal business compliance is in her wheelhouse

She assists clients with all matters related to negotiating, analyzing, or administering government or commercial contracts including prime contracts, subcontracts, teaming agreements, non-disclosure agreements, contract templates, flow-down requirements, contract & subcontract management, GSA Schedules, intellectual property, classified contracts, foreign military sales, international transactions, software licensing, reseller/partnership agreements, mergers & acquisitions, due diligence and more.

With many years of in-house legal experience, Ms. Morris leverages her keen business insight and advises clients on business matters with legal implications such as corporate compliance, risk management, regulatory compliance for federal acquisitions, process streamlining, corporate procedure development & implementation, supply chain, contract and business strategy, training, fiscal law & appropriations, joint-ventures, internal investigations, mandatory disclosures, freedom of information requests, revolving door & post-employment matters, bid protests, false claim avoidance, RFP analysis and writing, anti-corruption, intellectual property.

Jennifer’s experience at organizations such as Northrop Grumman, McKinsey & Company, IBM, the US Navy and the Central Intelligence Agency as well as other federal contractors brings a wealth of experience to our portfolio in support of our client’s goals.

Jennifer is a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law and a former U.S. Army Reserves JAG Officer.

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David Ramadan


The Honorable David Ramadan is an executive and international consultant with over 25 years’ experience in business, government relations, leadership, management, marketing, communications, public policy, public relations, immigration, community affairs, legislative advocacy, grassroots, and minority engagement.

David specializes in leading external affairs and practicing business diplomacy with government entities, public officials, communities, stakeholders, and political parties. He drove expansion into local and global markets for American franchises, pharmaceutical, food manufacturing, consumer goods, and retail corporations, orchestrating legal strategy, government licensing, human resources, community engagement, and sales and marketing.

David served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2012 to 2016. He served on the oldest and newest committees: Privileges and Elections, where he chaired the Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee, Science and Technology Committee, and General Laws Committee.

David is an adjunct professor at George Mason University (his alma mater). He also served as a member of the George Mason University Board of Visitors, appointed by the Governor of Virginia.

David has advised political candidates, including those for president, governor, and U.S. Senate and House on business issues, grassroots outreach, and minority engagement. He is frequently quoted in national publications and asked to appear on television and radio, including The New York Times, CNN, The Hill, The Washington Post, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, and NPR.

David emigrated to the United States from Lebanon in 1989 after attending International College in Beirut. He is a graduate of George Mason University with a Master of Arts degree in International Trade and Transactions and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Governments and Politics. He completed graduate studies at Oxford University, the American Graduate School of Business in Geneva, Johns Hopkins University, and Georgetown University.

David is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education degree in Leadership and Learning in Organizations at Vanderbilt University.

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James G. Council


Jim Council is a licensed attorney who has concentrated his work in government relations for the last fifteen years. During that time, he has represented a number of healthcare technology companies and a group of residential psychiatric treatment centers, and their state industry association before Virginia’s Executive and Legislative Branches. In addition, throughout this period Jim has lobbied on behalf of the Commonwealth second largest school division.  As a result, he has gained a thorough understanding of K-12 education and the numerous funding, operational, and legislative challenges that school divisions confront. Given the volume of legislative matters of common interests to school divisions and localities, Jim has maintained close working relationships with representatives of VACO and VML.

Prior to devoting his efforts exclusively to government relations, Jim was the Vice President/General Counsel of a nationwide healthcare company that operated state Medicaid programs in approximately forty states.  Among his responsibilities he managed lobbyists in about 20 states and personally conducted all government relations efforts for the company in Virginia and Pennsylvania.  Jim also served on the Board of Directors of the national trade association of pharmacy benefit managers.

Before returning to the private sector, Jim was an Assistant Attorney General-Finance. During his tenure there, he served as counsel to a number of state bond issuing agencies and represented the Department of Taxation at the legislative level.  He also authored a number of AG Opinions relating to local taxation matters.

Earlier in his career, Jim was a Tax Manager with Arthur Young & Company (then a “Big 8 international accounting firm) and a partner in a Richmond boutique tax law firm.

Previously, Jim has been an Adjunct Professor of Taxation in the Virginia Commonwealth University Graduate School of Business and served as a Governor-appointee to the Commonwealth Scenic Rivers Commission. He holds B.A. (Economics) and J.D. degrees from the University of Richmond and a Masters of Law in Taxation from William & Mary Law School.

Jim is the resident lobbyist in Richmond.

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