Alcohol Industry


The market for alcohol beverage and non-beverage products is unique. To stay on top, legal, regulatory and transactional advice in this market must combine focus and sophistication, and must be dispensed by lawyers with in-depth experience in this sector. And when it comes to experience, few law firms can match McDermott’s alcohol team.

We represent many of the top US companies in the industry and dozens of multinational corporations worldwide. For nearly ten years, Chambers USA has recognized McDermott as a Band 1 Food and Beverages (Alcohol) national practice.

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  • An international spirits company on all aspects of intellectual property, advertising law and regulatory compliance for brand-related websites, multimedia marketing campaigns and brand promotions, many featuring well-known musicians and artists
  • Multiple alcohol beverage companies in every recent FTC industry-wide investigation into the marketing and advertising of alcohol beverages and industry self-regulation efforts, resulting in no penalties
  • A brewer in all regulatory and advertising law aspects of its national sweepstakes and other brand promotions

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Alcohol Industry

Insights & Events / Media

United States / Podcasts / February 25, 2021

The New Brewer / March/April 2020

Artisan Spirit / Winter 2020

The New Brewer / March/April 2019

Artisan Spirit / Summer 2018

The New Brewer: Government Affairs Issue / May/June 2018

Nashville, Tennessee / Speaking Engagements / April 30 - May 3, 2018

The New Brewer / September/October 2017

Chicago, Illinois / Speaking Engagements / September 15, 2017

Portland, Oregon / Speaking Engagements / September 14-15, 2017

Artisan Spirit / Summer 2017

New Brewer / May/June 2017

General Counsel News - Computers & Technology / April 26, 2017

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / April 13, 2017

Artisan Spirit / Spring 2017

New Brewer / March/April 2017

The New Brewer (Brewers Association) / November/December 2016

Artisan Spirit / Winter 2015-16

General Counsel News / December 21, 2015