Cary Greene, former general counsel to the influential association of U.S. wineries, WineAmerica, has joined Davis Wright Tremaine in its Washington, D.C. office. During his tenure at WineAmerica, Greene successfully supported the passage of winery direct-to-consumer shipping legislation in Maryland and Pennsylvania, and worked with distillers and brewers to defeat state and federal legislation that threatened to restrict the sale and distribution of alcohol beverages.

The addition of Greene marks the third major hire in DWT’s food and beverage practice in the past twelve months. Don Buder, a highly experienced transaction lawyer with deep experience in the food, beverage, and restaurant industries, joined the firm’s San Francisco office earlier this year. And Charles M. (Chip) English, who has extensive experience representing businesses and trade associations before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, joined the firm in D.C. last year. To learn more about Cary Greene, and to read the full press release, click here.