We recently posted that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued warnings to a large number of companies in various industries about “unfair” or “deceptive” trade practices related to third-party endorsements. Some of the businesses that received those warnings included alcoholic beverage companies. FTC’s warnings raise the broader question of what is acceptable when it comes
Handling all phases of government and internal investigations, John West advises clients on regulatory compliance matters. Providing strong strategic and practical advice, he has particular experience in matters involving government contractors, the False Claims Act, and the alcoholic beverage industry.
TTB Talks Hard Seltzer at Craft Brewers Conference
The alcoholic beverage industry is known for its ability to create new, innovative beverages that do not always fit neatly into the traditional categories of beer, wine, and spirits. Hard seltzer is one example of a new, innovative beverage that has gained significant popularity in recent years. From a regulatory compliance perspective, it is challenging…
TTB Seeks Competition-Related Information About American Alcohol Market
President Biden recently issued Executive Order 14036 (E.O. 14036) to create the White House Competition Council (Council), which “shall coordinate, promote, and advance Federal Government efforts to address overconcentration, monopolization, and unfair competition in or directly affecting the American economy.” 86 Fed. Reg. 36987, 36990 (July 14, 2021).
E.O. 14036, among other things, requires
Troutman Pepper’s Nationally Recognized Regulatory Practice Launches Blog
RICHMOND, Va. – Troutman Pepper’s Regulatory Practice Group, one of the country’s oldest practices dedicated solely to defending against enforcement actions from state attorneys general and other government authorities, launched today its regulatory law blog, Regulatory Oversight.
Regulatory Oversight will provide in-depth analysis into regulatory actions by various state and federal regulatory authorities, including…