Robert Lehrman has been cited as an authority on alcohol beverage law by: Time Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, National Public Radio, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Herald, The Boston Globe, The Daily Californian, The Los Angeles Times, The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, The Virtual Absinthe Museum, Men’s Journal, The Augusta Chronicle, The Charlottesville Daily Progress, Gizmodo, Chicago Magazine, The Sacramento Bee, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Las Vegas Weekly, The Chicago Tribune, Reason Magazine, The Daily Beast, Wine & Spirits Daily, Dow Jones MarketWatch, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, SevenFiftyDaily, Beer Business Daily, The New Jersey Law Journal, The BBC, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and many others.
In 2016, Thomson Reuters published “Reflections on Thirty Years of Spirits Law Practice: From a Few Score to a Few Thousand Distilleries” by Mr. Lehrman. This is part of the Aspatore — Inside the Minds series, a book entitled Moonshiner to Craft Distillery: Leading Lawyers on the Business of Distilling.
Robert has participated as a faculty lecturer at CLEI’s Beer, Wine & Spirits Law Conference, discussing ATF Label Revocation Procedures. In 2010, Robert moderated a NABCA panel entitled “TTB and FDA: Working Side by Side to Regulate Alcohol Beverages.”
In 2014, Robert presented a speech about “Needs Correction: 9 Common Label & Formula Controversies for Spirits at TTB” at the American Distilling Institute conference in Seattle.
Throughout 2013-2016, Robert covered spirits labels, formulas and permits several times per year as a speaker (along with such legends as Jimmy Russell of Wild Turkey) at the Moonshine University, Louisville, Kentucky. In 2014 Robert presented “The Label from Hell” at ShipCompliant’s Wholesale Gathering in New York.
In 2015 Robert spoke at the American Distilling Institute annual convention in Kentucky, on “The Law of Handmade.”
In 2016 Robert joined a panel on what’s next for the industry, at USBevX in Washington, DC. Robert continued as a faculty member at the Moonshine University, speaking with new distillers on federal issues affecting spirits.