Nevada Attorney General to Deliver Keynote Address at Alcohol Law Symposium

ALEXANDRIA, VANevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto will deliver the keynote address at the Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Sixth Annual Alcohol Law Symposium to be held October 23-25, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C.

This annual event brings together a wide range of experts in the field of alcohol law – including attorneys, current and former alcohol regulators, academic thought leaders, public health advocates and other experts – to discuss and debate current alcohol laws and challenges.

Catherine Cortez Masto has served as Nevada’s attorney general since 2007. As the chief law enforcement of the state, she has committed her time in office to protecting and advocating on behalf of the people and communities in Nevada. Prior to her service at the Attorney General’s Office, she worked as an assistant county manager for Clark County, Nevada. She also served as a federal criminal prosecutor for the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. and was chief of staff to Governor Bob Miller.

In addition to keynote remarks by General Masto, presenters at this year’s Symposium will include:

  • Ed Dawson, Professor, Louisiana State University School of Law
  • The Honorable James Dehn, Judge of District Court, Isanti County, Minnesota
  • Brannon Denning, Professor, Samford University Cumberland School of Law
  • Pamela Erickson, Chief Executive Officer, Public Action Management, PLC
  • JT Griffin, National Policy Director, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • James Hall, Former Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
  • Patrick Lynch, Former Attorney General of Rhode Island and President, Patrick Lynch Group
  • Barry Lynn, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
  • Jack Marshall, President, ProEthics
  • Spencer Nevins, Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association
  • Jerry Oliver, Former Chief of Police for Detroit, Richmond and Pasadena and Arizona Alcohol Regulator
  • Paul Pisano, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel, National Beer Wholesalers Association
  • Dan Schweitzer, Supreme Court Counsel, National Association of Attorneys General
  • Lisa Soronen, Executive Director, State and Local Legal Center
  • Ashley Trim, Research Director, Pepperdine University Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership

To register online, visit Government and non-profit employees receive special discounted registration rates. For hotel reservations at the Grand Hyatt Washington, book online or call (888) 421-1442 and indicate that you are attending the Center for Alcohol Policy Law Symposium. Book by October 2 to secure the negotiated single/double group rate of $289 per night plus tax. A special government single/double per diem rate also is available to those with a valid government ID.

The CAP works with state continuing legal education (CLE) boards to provide attending attorneys with CLE credits. In 2012, every attendee was able to secure CLE credits, and more than 40 states approved CLE accreditation to participants of the Alcohol Law Symposium.

For more details about the 2013 CAP Alcohol Law Symposium, visit or email


The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501 c (3) organization whose mission is to educate policy makers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation.  By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption.  For more information, visit or follow the Center on Twitter at




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