The American Beverage Association has hired as its new deputy general counsel a lawyer who spent 26 years with McDermott Will & Emery.
Amy Hancock will advise the association and its members on antitrust and regulatory issues, as well as on litigation, according to a news release. She started on Monday, a spokesman said. The association represents the non-alcoholic side of the beverage industry, including soft-drink makers and distributors.
Hancock worked at McDermott from 1985 to 2011 in the firm’s Chicago and Washington offices, focusing on antitrust and regulatory matters. She was a counsel when she left. This year, she represented an Ohio hospital company, ProMedica Health System Inc., in an antitrust action brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the state of Ohio, according to court records.
The association’s president, Susan Neely, said in statement that Hancock “will be a tremendous asset to both the association and its member companies.”
Updated at 5:03 p.m.