RISA HIRAO

Risa Hirao advises alcohol beverage industry clients on a broad range of licensing, advertising, compliance and distribution issues, as well as areas in e-commerce and data privacy. In addition her focus on the alcoholic beverage industry, Risa has experience representing clients in the food and beverage distribution industry on commercial transactional matters. She also works with local government agencies, legislators and staff in connection with a broad variety of regulatory and legislative issues. Risa serves as the Vice President and Associate Counsel for the District of Columbia Association of Beverage Alcohol Wholesalers.

ADMISSIONS

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Virginia
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

EDUCATION

  • Seton Hall University School of Law , JD
  • California State University, Long Beach , BS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, and  Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Association of Beverage Alcohol Wholesalers, President and General Counsel
  • Capitol Hill Business Improvement District – Board of Director
  • National Beer Wholesalers Association –  (State Rep. –  DC)
  • Wine & Spirit Wholesalers of America (Advisory Council Member)

LANGUAGES

  • Japanese
  • Portuguese