Speaking Engagement

The Impact of TWSRA v. Blair

NCSLA 2019 Annual Conference

Louisville, KY

Blank Rome Partner Deborah Skakel will be speaking at the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (“NCSLA”) 2019 Annual Conference, being held June 16 through 19, 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Debbie’s panel, “The Impact of TWSRA v. Blair” will take place Wednesday, June 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and will provide commentary on the Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair Supreme Court case, and its likely impact on litigation currently working its way through the federal courts of appeals, some of which may also end up before the Supreme Court.

Debbie’s co-panelists will be:

  • Moderator: Brannon Denning, Advisor, Center for Alcohol Policy and Constitutional Law Professor, Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, AL
  • John Neiman, Chair of Appellate Practice Group, Maynard Cooper, Birmingham, AL (former Alabama Solicitor General and SCOTUS clerk for Justice Kennedy)
  • Paul Pisano, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs, National Beer Wholesalers Association
  • Robert Shaffer, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Total Wine & More

For more information, please visit the event webpage.