DP&F Announces Two New Partners and Addition of New Associates

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty is proud to announce the elevation of Bahaneh Hobel and Jennifer Douglas Phillips to Partner, and the addition of Amanda Bevins, Joy Durand,  Katy Barfield and Corinna Charlton as associates.

Bahaneh Hobel is a Partner and one of the leaders of DP&F’s Alcohol Beverage department and a member of the Wine Law practice group.  Bahaneh’s practice focuses exclusively on all aspects of alcohol beverage law and regulation for wineries, breweries and distilled spirits plants, among others.  Bahaneh’s areas of expertise include state and federal licensing, tied house laws, state and federal labeling regulations and approvals, trade practices including advertising, sponsorships and special events, celebrity brands, festivals, third party marketing, contests and sweepstakes, direct shipping laws, changes in control and winery/brewery/distillery sales and franchise laws.  In 2015, Bahaneh was named as one of the Forty Under 40  by the North Bay Business Journal.  Bahaneh and her husband also produce their own wine in the Napa Valley under the brand name Hobel.

Jennifer Douglas Phillips is a Partner in DP&F’s Labor and Employment department.  She has been a lawyer for over 20 years and has extensive experience in all manner of employment issues including wage and hour, discrimination, reasonable accommodation, leaves of absence, and implementing state and federal regulations. She often analyzes legal risks associated with hiring, disciplining and firing in order to counsel clients with these employment decisions. Although counseling is the key to DP&F’s employment practice, Jennifer’s successful trial and binding arbitration experiences protect her client’s interests when litigation becomes necessary. Jennifer is a respected speaker for various employment related matters, including leaves of absence, wage and hour and farm labor contracting issues.

Amanda Bevins is an associate with DP&F’s Litigation Department focusing on both criminal and civil litigation.  Prior to joining the firm’s Napa office, Ms. Bevins was a partner in a prominent East Bay business and litigation firm with more than two decades of experience practicing criminal and juvenile defense in counties throughout Northern California.   As a criminal defense attorney, she handled all aspects and levels of criminal law with substantial first-chair bench and jury trial experience.

Joy Durand is an associate in DP&F’s Litigation, Real Estate and Labor and Employment departments.  Prior to joining DP&F, she worked in the San Francisco office of Reed Smith, LLP as an associate in the commercial litigation group.  Joy also externed for Justice Ming W. Chin of the California Supreme Court and interned in the office of the general counsel for the San Francisco Giants.  Joy is a Sonoma County native and has been a member of the California bar since 2006.

Katy Barfield is an associate in DP&F’s Business, Real Property and Alcohol Beverage departments.  Katy assists clients with business entity formation and governance, purchases and sales of wineries and wine brand assets, purchases and sales of real property, preparation of key wine industry contracts, and alcohol beverage licensing and regulatory issues.  Katy is a native of St. Helena, California.

Corinna Charlton is an associate in the intellectual property department at Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty.  Corinna is responsible for trademark enforcement and litigation in federal court and the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as trademark clearance and prosecution.  Corinna attended McGeorge Law School and Hastings College of Law where her studies included intellectual property law and wine law.