Represented Multiple Craft Breweries, Distilleries and Wholesalers
We have represented a host of craft breweries, distilleries, wholesalers, and distributors through the negotiation of distribution agreements for territories within Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Washington. In addition to ensuring compliance with state-specific distribution laws, our work included negotiating key terms including minimum sales volumes, mandatory marketing spends, and termination provisions favorable to the supplier-side or distributor-side, depending on the applicable client.
Lead counsel in illegal online gaming litigation
Eric Lycan served as lead counsel for the Commonwealth of Kentucky against 141 internet domain names associated with illegal online gambling and their owners resulting in a judgment of over $870 million. Internet gambling is illegal under Kentucky law and Mr. Lycan brought suit against the domain names in a groundbreaking civil in rem forfeiture action. The United States Department of Justice subsequently followed with a suit of its own employing the same legal theories under federal law. In addition to the in rem action, Mr. Lycan brought a related case against the owners of PokerStars.com, FulltiltPoker.com, and other illegal online gambling operations.
Counsel to Political Advocacy Organizations
Eric Lycan serves as counsel to numerous PACs and nonprofits. He advises regarding the attributes and advantages of different advocacy entities or combinations, the formation of the entities, and compliance with federal law and the many different state regulatory schemes. Notable clients include:
- Stand For Truth, Inc. PAC, a Super PAC supporting the Presidential candidacy of Senator Ted Cruz
- Growth & Opportunity PAC
- Kentucky Oil & Gas Association PAC (KOGAPAC)
- Americans For Concrete Solutions
- Restoring Ohio, Inc.
- Empowering Ohio’s Economy, Inc.
- Kentucky Bourbon PAC
- Go West Virginia, Inc. PAC
- Grow West Virginia, Inc. PAC
- Kentucky Strong, Inc., an organization dedicated to educating and preparing conservative and Republican women to run and hold public office
Counsel to U.S. Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Campaign
Mr. Lycan also serves in a volunteer capacity as the General Counsel for the Republican Party of Kentucky and sits as a member of the Republican State Central Committee, the Executive Committee, and the Budget Committee. In that capacity, he advises the party regarding campaigns, elections, and its interactions with its elected officials and candidates.