Mr. O’Brien served as General Counsel for Palm Bay International, a leading wine & spirits producer and manufacturer, from 2003-2018 where he was in charge of all facets of corporate legal affairs, including corporate governance, government compliance, mergers & acquisitions, commercial real estate, litigation, intellectual property, distribution matters and employment & labor relations. Mr. O’Brien served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Beverage Importers (1998-2018), where he served as Chairman from 2011-2013.
Mr. O’Brien began his career in 1996 with the firm of Ambrosio, Kyrakakus & DiLorenzo, litigating legal malpractice and employment matters. He joined Remy-Cointreau in 1998 as Associate Counsel, where he oversaw its compliance department until joining Palm Bay.
Mr. O’Brien is admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey. He received a B.A. from Villanova University and his J.D. from Quinnipiac University Law School.