Marc E. Sorini concentrates on issues facing the alcohol beverage industry, with a particular focus on the supplier tier and non-beverage alcohol users. He heads the Firm's Alcohol Regulatory & Distribution Group and is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in his field.
Marc represents companies that require focused counsel from a lawyer with in-depth experience in the specific laws regarding alcohol and in beverage industry best practices. His work also spans a number of traditional areas of legal practice that affect beverage companies, including the following:
Marc has represented alcohol beverage suppliers before federal and state courts, the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB, formerly the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, or ATF) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state alcohol beverage control agencies. He advises clients on compliance with the regulations and policies of the TTB, FTC, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Marc also advises companies in the chemical, flavor and extract, energy, health care supply, soft drink and other industries on federal and state regulation of non-beverage alcohol. Marc often brings his in-depth knowledge to bear in legal projects involving many other practitioners, working with transactional deal teams from McDermott and other firms, litigation teams in commercial disputes or government investigations, subject matter specialists in food, agriculture, international trade and other areas, and a network of local lawyers and professionals skilled at handling the state and local zoning and licensing issues that arise in this industry.
Marc speaks frequently at national industry events, including the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA) annual conference, the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) Legal Symposium, and The Brewers Association's Craft Brewers Conference. Marc also co-chairs Continuing Legal Education (CLE) International's Wine, Beer, and Spirits Law Conference. Marc frequently writes on legal issues affecting the industry, including as a regular contributor to Artisan Spirit Magazine and The New Brewer.
Marc was the recipient of the Edward Tamm Award for Georgetown's best student note and was an editor for The Georgetown Law Journal. After law school, Marc clerked for the Honorable Susan H. Black of the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.