Christine is a litigation and regulatory compliance attorney who concentrates her practice within the Alcohol Beverage and Cannabis Industries.

As a member of the Firm’s Chambers-ranked Alcohol Regulatory & Distribution Group, Christine counsels industry clients on liquor licensing, trade practice compliance, distribution issues, dispute resolution and other liquor-related matters. Christine assists clients on a range of additional issues, including obtaining federal basic permits, label approvals and formula approvals, as well as navigating and complying with complex federal regulations and state statutes.


  • Conducted multistate surveys for national retailer and third-party provider related to tied-house, trade practice and advertising regulations. Worked closely with regulators to obtain clarity and guidance on issue*
  • Provided regulatory and licensing guidance to national retail chain franchise owners in connection with the amending and transferring of liquor licenses to ensure compliance with state and local law*

*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott


  • Philadelphia County Bar Association
  • Certified Arbitrator – Philadelphia Compulsory Arbitration Center


Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD, 2012
University of Delaware, BA, 2005

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

New Jersey

Christine Dower

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