Lynne J. Omlie is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Inc. (DISCUS). DISCUS is a national trade association representing producers and marketers of distilled spirits and importers of wine sold in the United States. DISCUS is involved in matters that span virtually every legislative, regulatory and legal issue connected with beverage alcohol on a federal, state and international level.
Ms. Omlie has served as staff liaison for the DISCUS Code Review Board for over two decades. In existence since 1934, the DISCUS Code of Responsible Practices for Beverage Alcohol Advertising and Marketing charges the Board with reviewing complaints about advertising and marketing materials in the marketplace. More information regarding the Code may be accessed on the DISCUS website at http://www.discus.org/responsibility/code/.
Prior to joining DISCUS, Ms. Omlie was in private practice at Howrey & Simon. Before her tenure at Howrey & Simon, she worked at the Federal Trade Commission for FTC Commissioner David A. Clanton.