Arthur (Art) J. DeCelle focuses his practice on advising alcohol beverage companies in commercial transactions, advertising and marketing, regulatory and excise tax compliance, and effective participation in legal and public policy debates at all levels of government.
Prior to joining McDermott, Art was the executive vice president and general counsel of the Beer Institute. He worked with industry members and lawmakers in drafting the 21st Amendment Enforcement Act, the Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act, and numerous amendments to federal and state statutes. He also drafted and coordinated three revisions of the Beer Institute Advertising and Marketing Code and wrote several general industry guidance documents.
Earlier in his career, Art served as chief of staff for two members of the House of Representatives, a staff member of the House Government Operations Committee, and an associate staff member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
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