Mike Jacques-O’Gorman focuses his practice on assisting companies operating in highly regulated industries, and he has a passion for alcoholic beverage
innovation as both a consumer and a lawyer. Mike is experienced in helping clients navigate hurdles and identify opportunities within complex regulatory schemes, often finding creative solutions for challenging projects. Mike has extensive knowledge of the alcohol market at the federal and state levels, and he provides excellent advice to his clients with respect to market strategies, licensing, trade practices, daily operations, marketing programming, innovation, and distribution issues.
Prior to joining Kaleo in Feb. 2021, Mike served as Regulatory Counsel for Craft Brew Alliance, Inc.. During this time, Mike served as primary legal counsel to the company’s innovation business unit, the pH Experiment. Also while at CBA, Mike assisted in distribution negotiations and transfers, acquisitions of several smaller brewers, compliance with TTB, FDA and state regulations, licensing issues, and excise tax compliance. Mike also has significant experience in assisting clients with the establishment of contract brewing and alternating proprietorship relationships.