Marc focuses his practice alcohol beverage industry, with a particular conentration on the supplier tier and non-beverage alcohol users. He heads the Firm’s Alcohol Regulatory & Distribution Group and is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in his field. 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 US 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.
Art 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.