Sorini_M_05088_TMarc E. Sorini
Washington, D.C. Office
T: +1 202 756 8284

Marc heads the Firm’s Alcohol Regulatory & Distribution Group, where he focuses on regulatory and litigation issues facing the alcohol beverage industry and non-beverage alcohol users.  Marc’s alcohol beverage practice covers licensing, labeling, advertising, trade practices, distribution, import-export, formulation and excise taxation. He has represented alcohol beverage suppliers before federal and state courts, the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state alcohol beverage control agencies, and he advises clients on compliance with the regulations and policies of TTB, FTC, the Food & Drug Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  Marc also advises companies in the flavor and extract, health care supply and other industries on federal and state regulation of non-beverage alcohol.  Chambers USA ranks McDermott’s Alcohol Practice in its first tier and Marc is the only lawyer listed as a “Star Individual” in this field.


DeCelle_A_11571_TArthur J. DeCelle

Washington, D.C. Office
T: +1 202 756 8460

Art focuses his practice on alcohol beverage regulation at all levels of government and on legal and public policy challenges facing heavily regulated industries.  Art has experience handling a range of issues, including advertising liability class actions, advertising and labeling rulemaking activity, product safety and distribution.  He worked with industry members and lawmakers in drafting the 21st Amendment Enforcement Act and the Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act. Art drafted and coordinated three revisions of the Beer Institute Advertising and Marketing Code and related advertising buying guidelines. He also edited a compilation of U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations on food additives used in brewing and wrote a chapter on industry legal issues in a textbook designed for alcohol beverage retail managers and employees.  Prior to joining McDermott, Art was the general counsel of the Beer Institute for 16 years.