Alva Mather* is head of the Firm’s Alcohol Regulatory & Distribution Group and focuses her practice on alcohol beverage and cannabis regulatory and commercial matters. She represents companies in the alcohol beverage industry, including brewers, distillers, wineries, importers and retailers. Additionally, she works with clients in the growing cannabis space and has in-depth knowledge of the evolving legal and regulatory issues facing this industry.

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  • Represented several of the world’s largest spirits companies through the negotiation, drafting and execution of its distribution agreements for entire US market*
  • Provided state-by-state and national alcohol beverage regulatory advice for major beverage suppliers, including advising on tied house considerations, marketing and advertising practices*
  • Provided in depth analysis of both TTB and FDA related labeling and formula compliance

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  • Chambers USA, Nationwide Food & Beverages: Alcohol category, Band 3, 2020 and 2021
  • Chambers USA, Nationwide Food & Beverages: Alcohol category, Recognized practitioner, 2018
  • The Legal 500 United States in Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions: Consumer Products, 2019

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  • Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, member
  • American Bar Association Cannabis and Alcoholic Beverages Subcommittee, chair
  • Drexel University Center for Food and Hospitality Management, advisory board

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University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD, 2004
Northwestern University, MA, 2001
Mount Holyoke College, BA, magna cum laude, 1999

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

New Jersey

Alva C. Mather

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Austin, TX / Speaking Engagements / October 6 - 8, 2021

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / August 10, 2021

Webinar / McDermott Event / May 4, 2021

United States / Podcasts / February 25, 2021

International News / May 2020

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Publications / January 2020

Washington, DC / Speaking Engagements / November 18-19, 2019

New Orleans, LA / Speaking Engagements / October 20-23, 2019