Wine, Beer and Spirits Law Conference

Meet Your Distinguished Faculty

Program Co-Chairs

jim-seff-photo.jpg
James Seff, Esq.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, San Francisco, CA
James M. Seff is leader of his firm's Wine, Beer & Spirits group, with over three decades of experience advising clients in the area of licensed beverage law and regulation. He is a former chair of the American Bar Association Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Practice and serves as pro bono counsel to a number of non-profits.
MarcSorini.jpg
Marc Sorini, Esq.
McDermott Will & Emery, Washington DC
Marc E. Sorini heads his firm's Alcohol Regulatory & Distribution Group, where he focuses on regulatory and litigation issues facing the alcohol beverage industry and non-beverage alcohol users. His practice covers licensing, labeling, advertising, trade practices, distribution, import-export, formulation, and excise taxation.

Speakers

Profile Image
Jacob Appelsmith, Esq.
Director
California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Sacramento, CA
Profile Image
Lori Ajax (invited)
Director
California Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation, Sacramento, CA
Profile Image
Richard Blau, Esq.
Gray Robinson, Tampa, FL
Profile Image
Carrie Bonnington, Esq.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Sacramento, CA
Profile Image
Matthew Botting, Esq.
General Counsel
California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Sacramento, CA
Profile Image
Genevieve Burch, Esq.
Vice President-Legal, Associate General Counsel
WX Brands, Novato, CA
Profile Image
Thomas Campbell, Esq.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Houston, TX
Profile Image
R.E. "Tuck" Duncan, Esq.
Duncan Law Office, Topeka, KS
Profile Image
Rick Garza
Director
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, Olympia, WA
Profile Image
Anthony Gledhill, Esq.
Chief Counsel
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, US Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC
Profile Image
Tara Heath, Esq.
Vice President-Legal, Deputy General Counsel
The Boston Beer Company, Boston, MA
Profile Image
Danica Hibpshman
Director, Statewide Licensing and Compliance
Oregon Liquor Control Commission, Portland, OR
Profile Image
Lester Jones, MS
Chief Economist
National Beer Wholesalers Association, Alexandria, VA
Profile Image
Steven Marks
Executive Director
Oregon Liquor Control Commission, Portland, OR
Profile Image
Michael Nadel, Esq.
McDermott Will & Emery, Washington, DC
Profile Image
James Niehaus, Esq.
Frantz Ward, Cleveland, OH
Profile Image
Eugene Pak, Esq.
Wendel Rosen Black & Dean, Oakland, CA
Profile Image
Teri Quimby
Administrative Commissioner
Michigan Liquor Control Commission, Lansing, MI
Profile Image
Deborah Ringo
Senior Regulatory Manager
Diageo North America, Washington, DC
Profile Image
William Schuman, Esq.
McDermott Will & Emery, Chicago, IL
Profile Image
Jesse Sweet
Administrative Policy and Process Director
Oregon Liquor Control Commission, Portland, OR
Profile Image
Bart Watson, PhD
Chief Economist
The Brewers Association, Boulder, CO
Top