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FacultyRICHARD M. BLAU is the Chair of the Alcohol Beverage andFood Department in the Tampa, FL office of GrayRobinson, P.A.He and his colleagues focus on the rules, regulations and businesspractices that govern the marketing, sale and consumptionof alcohol beverages. As a trial lawyer with over 20 years ofexperience, Mr. Blau has litigated jury and bench trials in state andfederal courts. He received a B.A. degree from Brandeis Universityand a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.LOU BRIGHT has served as General Counsel of the TexasAlcoholic Beverage Commission since 1994. Prior to that, hespent seven years in the Texas Attorney General’s office engagedin employment, civil rights and constitutional law. He has alsobeen in private practice in both Waco and Austin. Mr. Brightgraduated magma cum laude from St. Mary’s University and has aJ.D. degree from Baylor University School of Law.ADAM F. CHAFETZ is President & CEO of HealthCommunications, Inc., where he was involved in the developmentand initial implementation of the TIPS (Training for InterventionalProcedures) program over 20 years ago. The TIPS program and thenine others that followed have certified over two million serversand more than 40,000 trainers internationally. He is frequentlyconsulted about server training issues by state regulatory agencies,alcohol manufacturers and liquor liability insurance underwriters.GERALD A. DINALLO, JR. is Senior Managing Director,Regulatory & Compliance Counsel of the Legal Department ofDiageo North America, Inc. in Norwalk, CT. He serves as primarycounsel to Diageo’s national accounts and he also administersthe company’s trade practices compliance program. He currentlyserves as Vice Chair of the DISCUS Laws and RegulationsCommittee. Mr. Dinallo received a B.A. degree from FordhamUniversity and a J.D. degree from Pace University School of Law.PAMELA S. ERICKSON is the owner of Public ActionManagement and is fighting deregulation of alcohol througha campaign for a “Healthy Alcohol Marketplace.” She servedas director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission from1996-2003 where she focused the agency’s efforts on underagedrinking. Between 2003-2007 she worked for Oregon Partnershipwhere she developed and directed a statewide media campaign onunderage drinking. Ms. Erickson has a B.A. degree from PortlandState University and an M.A. degree in government and publicadministration from Georgetown University.JAMES M. GOLDBERG (Program Chair) is a principal in theWashington law firm of Goldberg & Associates, PLLC. He alsoserves as General Counsel to the National Alcohol BeverageControl Association, a position he has held for more than 20years, and the Joint Committee of the States. Mr. Goldberg haswritten numerous appellate briefs on behalf of state regulatoryagency officials in major alcohol beverage cases. He has a B.S.degree in journalism from Syracuse University and a J.D. degreefrom George Washington University’s National Law Center.JOHN GUADNOLA is senior partner in the firm of GordonThomas Honeywell, LLP, practicing in the firm’s Tacoma, WAoffice, where his practice focuses on antitrust and complexbusiness issues. He represented the Washington Beer & WineWholesalers Association when it intervened in the Costcolitigation challenge to the state’s beer ad wine distribution laws.He has recently agreed to serve as Executive Director and GeneralCounsel for the Association. Mr. Guadnola received a B.A. degreefrom Yale University and a J.D. degree from the University ofColorado School of Law.JERRY R. JOLLY is a consultant for Pillsbury Winthrop ShawPittman, LLP in Sacramento, CA, working in the firm’s Wine, Beerand Spirits Law Practice, where he counsels the firm’s clients onhow to navigate California’s complex regulatory scheme regardingthe manufacture, sale and distribution of alcohol beverages. Priorto joining Pillsbury, he spent 31 years in public service includinga position as Director of the California Department of AlcoholicBeverage Control. Mr. Jolly received a B.S. degree from CaliforniaState University, Long Beach.JACK MARSHALL is the President and founder of ProEthics,Ltd. where he has taken the experience gleaned from a diversecareer in law, public policy, academia and theater and applied itto the field of legal ethics. He develops and teaches entertainingand interactive seminars at law firms, federal agencies, corporatelegal departments and bar associations across the country. Mr.Marshall received a B.A. degree from Harvard College and a J.D.degree from Georgetown University Law School.JAMES F. MOSHER is a leading scholar in the field of alcoholpolicy and the law. He is the Senior Policy Advisor at The CDMGroup, Inc. and heads Alcohol Policy Consultations, a privateconsultancy group. He co-founded the Marin Institute for thePrevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems, serving asExecutive Director and Director of Public Policy and Researchfrom 1987-2000. He established the Center for the Study ofLaw and Enforcement Policy at the Pacific Institute for Researchand Evaluation and served as its director from 2001 to March,2008. Mr. Mosher received a J.D. degree from the University ofCalifornia at Berkeley.WILLIAM J. MURPHY is a partner in Murphy & Shaffer, LLCin Baltimore where his practice focuses on business litigation. Hehas represented TFWS, Inc. in its challenge to certain Marylandalcohol beverage laws and regulations. In 2008, MarylandSuperlawyers ranked him among the top 10 lawyers in the state.He graduated summa cum laude from St. Joseph’s College andmagna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Faculty, cont.WILLIAM D. O’DONAGHUE is General Counsel for the IllinoisDepartment of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, where hehandles legal work for the Illinois Film Office, Illinois TourismOffice and all related grant, tax incentive and loan participationprograms. Prior to his current position he was Chief Legal Counselfor the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, where he handled aseries of alcohol beverage industry trade practice violation cases,among other things. Mr. O’Donaghue also served as Chairman ofthe Chicago Liquor License Appeal Commission. He is a graduateof Boston College and the Chicago-Kent College of Law.SARAH L. OLSON is a partner and practice group leader inthe Litigation Department of the Chicago law firm of Wildman,Harrold, Allen & Dixon, LLP. She has represented the BeerInstitute for over 20 years in connection with litigation facing thebrewing industry, federal and state regulatory affairs, advertisingself-regulation and other matters. Ms. Olson is Editor of LawJournal Newsletters’ Product Liability Law & Strategy and hasserved as Co-Chair of the Defense Research Institute’s Task Forceon Mass Torts. She received a B.A. degree from the University ofCalifornia, Berkeley, and a J.D. degree at Chicago-Kent College ofLaw.KENNETH A. PLEVAN serves as co-head of the IntellectualProperty and Technology Group in the New York office ofSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. His principal areasof concentration include counseling and litigation involvingadvertising substantiation, trademark infringement, dilution,copyright infringement, intellectual property licensing ande-commerce issues. He frequently represents advertisers beforethe National Advertising Division of the Council of Better BusinessBureaus and the compliance staffs of the major television networks.Mr. Plevan received a B.A. degree from Harvard College, and a J.D.degree from Harvard Law School, both cum laude.PAUL ROMAIN is a principal in The Romain Group, LLC,a Portland, OR law firm specializing in government relations,alcohol beverage control, regulated industries and franchise law.Among his clients are the Oregon Beer and Wine DistributorsAssociation. Before entering private practice, he served as ChiefDeputy Attorney General of the State of Oregon and workedwith the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to reorganize theagency after an investigation revealed numerous internal operatingproblems. Mr. Romain was a law clerk for Chief Judge RichardChambers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Hereceived his J.D. degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law at theUniversity of California at Berkeley.MARC E. SORINI is a partner in the Washington, DC officeof McDermott Will & Emery LLP. He heads the firm’s alcoholbeverages and products group, where he focuses on regulatoryand litigation issues. Mr. Sorini’s alcohol beverage practice coverslicensing, labeling, advertising, trade practices, distribution,import-export, formulation and excise taxation. He received hisB.A. degree from Lehigh University and his J.D. degree fromGeorgetown University, after which he clerked for the Judge SusanBlack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.WILLIAM J. RORABAUGH is a University of Washingtonhistory professor, where he focuses on U.S social and 19thcentury history. His research interests include alcohol and drughistory and he is the author of The Alcoholic Republic: An AmericanTradition, a study of alcohol consumption in the early days ofthe U.S. Professor Rorabaugh received his Ph.D. degree fromUniversity of California at Berkeley.MORTON SIEGEL is the founder and senior partner in theChicago firm of Siegel, Moses & Schoenstadt, P.C. The firm’sinternational practice is concentrated within the beverage alcoholand hospitality industry including acquisitions, corporatetakeovers, litigation, federal and state administrative proceedings.Among his firm’s clients are national and international wineries,brewers, distillers, importers, distributors and national hotel,restaurant and retail chains. Mr. Siegel received a B.A. degreefrom the University of Michigan and a J.D. degree from DePaulUniversity.SHELLEY SIEVEKING is Associate General Counsel withAnheuser-Busch InBev, St. Louis, MO, where she serves in theLegal Department’s Marketing and Distribution Section. Herresponsibilities have included direct shipping, three-tier issuesand legal matters in the area of advertising. She was SeniorAntitrust Counsel with The Seven-Up Company before joiningAnheuser-Busch. Ms. Sieveking received a J.D. degree from SaintLouis University.CHARLES E. SMARR is a shareholder with the firm of Brydon,Swearengen & England, P.C. in Jefferson City, MO, where hispractice primarily involves providing corporate, administrative,licensing and regulatory legal services for members of the alcoholbeverage and hospitality industries. Prior to entering privatepractice, he served as Missouri Supervisor of Liquor Control from1984 to 1993 and was Assistant Attorney General under MissouriAttorney General John D. Ashcroft. He has also served as Presidentof the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators. Mr.Smarr received B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University ofMissouri.LYNN M. WALDING has been Administrator of the IowaAlcoholic Beverages Division since February, 2000. Prior to hisappointment, he served as an Assistant Attorney General in theIowa Department of Justice for 19 years, where he representedvarious state government departments as a member of theAdministrative Law Division. He serves as an adjunct professor ofpublic administration at Iowa State University, where he teachescourses in Administrative Law and Government, Business andSociety. Mr. Walding received a B.A. degree in political science,an M.P.A. degree in public administration and a J.D. degree fromthe University of Iowa.