Rebecca Stamey-White is a legal advocate, advisor and strategist focusing her practice on the laws related to the sale, distribution and marketing of alcoholic beverages and medical and adult use cannabis. She is a partner with Hinman & Carmichael LLP, a nationally recognized boutique law firm representing the alcoholic beverage, hospitality and cannabis industries and their service providers. Rebecca provides licensing, distribution, compliance and trade practice business advice for regulated industries and defends clients in state agency protest and accusation hearings and federal alcohol investigations. She has a special interest in crafting legally-compliant advertising, social media, promotions and events and advising unlicensed third party providers and technology companies serving regulated industries.
Prior to Hinman & Carmichael, Rebecca was an associate in the San Francisco litigation group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she worked on post-Granholm litigation involving constitutional challenges to state alcohol regulatory statutes and provided regulatory advice to California wine industry businesses. Rebecca received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History & International Studies from Northwestern University and her juris doctor from Northwestern University School of Law.
COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT
Rebecca is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, law schools and continuing legal education programs on the latest legal issues in the alcoholic beverage and cannabis industries. She is an active member of many of the alcohol beverage industry organizations, including the Wine Institute, the Rhone Rangers, the Zinfandel Advocates & Producers, the California Music & Culture Association, the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA) and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA). In the cannabis space, Rebecca is an active member of Women Grow, a professional network of female cannabis entrepreneurs, the National Cannabis Bar Association and the California Cannabis Industry Association. During the ski season, she volunteers as a national ski patroller at Northstar California Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe.
Conversational French, Italian, and Spanish.
Quoted in Leafly's news article, September 30, 2016 "13 Things You Might Not Know About California's Prop. 64"
Quoted in Leafly's news article, August 16, 2016 "Federal Court Bars Justice Department From Prosecuting Medical Cannabis"
Quoted in Wine Spectator, Unfiltered, October 15, 2015: "California Tries, Fails to Address Confusing Social Media Laws"
"Continuing to add all of these narrow exceptions, instead of trying to create a more comprehensive solution to the tied-house laws, creates an environment where it's even hard for a lawyer specializing in alcoholic beverage law to figure out a compliant social-media strategy, let alone a small winery that doesn't have a legal team on hand to clear each social-media post.”
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