Annual Legal Symposium on Alcohol Beverage Law ... - nabca
Tuesday, March 12 (continued)Afternoon Concurrent Sessions (Choose One)TENTATIVE PROGRAM & SESSION DESCRIPTIONS (cont).1:15 PM Alcohol Regulation by DemographicsAlcohol regulation faces many challenges in areaswhere chronic alcohol misuse has shown to behigher than normal, e.g., poor urban neighborhoodsand Native American reservations. Panelists withexperience in addressing these communities willdescribe the challenges for alcohol beverageregulators presented by the unique characteristics ofthe populations of these communities.John A. Maisch,Esq. (Moderator),Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement CommissionRick Garza,Washington State Liquor Control Board2:15 PM Afternoon Break2:30 PM Responsibility Success StoriesThe alcohol beverage industry has sponsored orencouraged many efforts to educate drinkers,especially vulnerable populations, about the needfor responsible consumption. This session willhighlight several successful programs.Mary Jane Saunders,Esq.(Moderator),The Beer InstituteSpeakers to be named3:30 PM Afternoon Break 23:45 PM Ethics: Cowboy Ethics (forRegulators)You’ve seen the headline in other states, but youknow it can’t happen in your state. Right? Timesare tough and no agency can afford huge internalaudit shops to check behind every transaction. Sohow do you promote high ethical standards andimpeccable customer service on a tight budget?Participate in the Virginia ABC’s new employeeorientation program and get sworn in as a memberof the ethics posse.J. Craig Vanderland,Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control5:00 PM Adjournment6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Networking Reception1:15 PM Using Social Media to “Sell”RegulationSocial media is a powerful communications tool, whichhas been widely used to promote commercial andpolitical messages. This session will discuss ways inwhich this new technology can be used by regulatorsto garner support for their mission and activity.Paul Kaspszak (Moderator),Minnesota Municipal Beverage AssociationTonya Dusold,Iowa Alcoholic Beverages DivisionChristie Scott,Oregon Liquor Control Commission2:30 PM Revising State RegulationSeveral states have launched efforts to “modernize”alcohol beverage regulation. Some have beeninitiated by the regulatory agency, while other effortshave originated from the executive or legislativebranches. This session will focus on how variousjurisdictions have approached the process and theresults that have been achieved.Kevin R. McNally, Esq.,(Moderator),Marston & McNally, P.C.S. Chris Curtis,Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage ControlStephen B. Humphress,Esq.,Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control3:45 PM Ethics: The Organization as Client (forLawyers)When a lawyer represents an organization, suchas a company or an association, he or she may befaced with ethical dilemmas when an individual in theorganization (e.g., an officer, director or employee)is accused of wrongdoing. This session will assistlawyers in sorting out the ethical issues involved.Arthur D. Burger, Esq.Jackson & Campbell, P.C.
Wednesday, March 137:30 AM Continental Breakfast8:30 AM I-1183 + OneIt has been one year since the State of Washington became the first jurisdiction since Prohibition to completelyprivatize its alcohol beverage distribution system. This session will look at the legal fallout from the voterinitiative.James M. Goldberg, Esq. (Moderator), NABCA General CounselMary L. Tennyson, Esq.,Washington Attorney General’s Office9:30 AM Morning Break 19:45 AM Alcohol Server Liability: The State of PlayPersonal injury or death caused by a drunk driver frequently results in litigation seeking compensation fromthe licensed establishment or social host who provided the alcohol. This session explores the status ofcurrent state laws and judicial decisions in the alcohol server liability arena.Major Mark Willingham (Moderator), Alcohol Solutions, LLCJames F. Mosher, Esq., Alcohol Policy Consultations10:45 AM Morning Break 211:00 AM The FAA Act and ExclusionThe Federal Alcohol Administration Act prohibits certain trade practices between members of the alcoholbeverage industry. Or does it? The “exclusion” requirement makes it difficult to advise industry memberson the absolute legality of contemplated marketing practices. In this session, experienced alcohol beveragepractitioners will provide insight into current law and thinking of the federal regulators.John A. Hinman, Esq., Hinman & Carmichael, LLPSpeakers to be Named12:00 PM AdjournmentTENTATIVE PROGRAM & SESSION DESCRIPTIONS (cont).FACULTYARTHUR D. BURGER is a director at Jackson & Campbell,PC, serving as Chair of the firm Professional ResponsibilityPractice Group. He has represented many law firms andattorneys in matters relating to ethics, including disciplinarycases, conflicts of interest, motions to disqualify, unauthorizedpractice issues and related litigation. Mr. Burger has been amember of the DC Bar Rules of Professional Conduct ReviewCommittee and the DC Bar Ethics Committee. He is currentlya delete to the American Bar Association. Mr. Burger receivedhis JD degree from The George Washington University.TONYA DUSOLD is the Communications Director for the IowaAlcoholic Beverages Division, working with the media torelay information regarding the agency’s operations to thepublic. She was appointed by Iowa Governor Terry Branstadto serve on the state’s Web Standardization to help shapethe future of the Iowa’s online presence, including websites,online services and social media. Before joining the IowaABD in 2007, she worked for the Des Moines Register andJuice Magazine. Ms. Dusold received her B.A. degree fromIowa State University.JANET M. EVANS is a senior attorney in the Federal TradeCommission’s Division of Advertising Practices, where sheinvestigates cases challenging deceptive health and safetyclaims. In addition, she manages the FTC’s alcohol program,which, among other things, has involved repeated studies ofthe effectiveness of alcohol industry self-regulatory efforts toavoid targeting youth. Ms. Evans received a B.A. degreefrom the State University of New York at Buffalo and a J.D.degree from Georgetown University.JAMES M. GOLDBERG is General Counsel to the NationalAlcohol Beverage Control Association. A principal in theWashington law firm of Goldberg & Associates, PLLC, hehas filed numerous amicus curiae briefs on behalf of NABCAand its control state members in several significant alcoholbeverage cases. Mr. Goldberg received a B.S. degree fromSyracuse University and a J.D. degree from The GeorgeWashington University School of Law.