Bethany Hatef (Beth) is an associate at McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She focuses her practice on regulatory and distribution issues in the alcohol beverage industry. Hatef regularly counsels producers and importers of alcohol beverages on federal and state requirements relating to the distribution and sale of beer, wine and spirits. Her work in this area includes drafting and negotiating distribution agreements on behalf of suppliers, examining the impact of state franchise requirements on supplier-distributor contracts and relations, and advising clients on the legality of promotional programs and related activities under federal and state tied-house laws and regulations. Hatef also advises clients on alcohol regulatory and distribution risks and liabilities in connection with corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions.