About the Author
I started On Reserve three years ago, while researching my law review Note on wine law. For me, a blog was a way to track my research and theories during the course of writing my Note. I grew to love blogging and On Reserve quickly became a leading blog for industry professionals interested in the legal overtones of wine. Since its commencement, On Reserve is continuously featured on major wine news websites, including Wine Business and Wine Industry Insight, cited by law review articles, and recognized by the American Bar Association Student Division. My Note, titled Australia Corked Its Champagne and So Should We: Enforcing Stricter Protections for Semi-Generic Wines in the United States, won the 2010–2011 Trandafir International Business Writing Competition and was published in the second issue of the twenty-first volume of the Journal of Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems in 2012.
But researching a note was not the end of my journey. I discovered wine law was more than a hobby; it was my future career. I spent the 2011 summer in France at the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne for the 2011 Wine and Law Program, where I received a University Diploma in Transnational Wine Trade Law and studied under several forerunners of wine law and wine economics. In September 2011, I traveled to Porto, Portugal courtesy of the Center for Wine Origins to learn about the legal pursuits of the Douro Valley to protect the name Port in the United States. I currently work at an alcohol beverage and food law firm in the Washington, D.C. area. (I passed the July 2012 New York State Bar Exam, and I am presently awaiting formal admission to the New York State Bar.)
- J.D., Brooklyn Law School
- B.S., Cornell University
- Università di Bologna, International & Comparative Law (Summer 2010)
- Université de Reims, Diploma in Transnational Wine Trade Law (Summer 2011)
- Association Internationale des Juristes du Droit de la Vigne et du Vin/International Wine Lawyers Association (AIDV), Student Member
- Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Executive Articles Editor
- Wine & Law Program Alumni Association, Founding Member/Membre Fondateur
- Trandafir International Business Writing Competition, Winner (2010–2011)
- Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholar (2005–2009)
- Lindsey A. Zahn, Note, Australia Corked Its Champagne and So Should We: Enforcing Stricter Protections for Semi-Generic Wines in the United States, 21 Transnat’l L. & Contemp. Probs. 477 (2012) (read more at Trandafir Writing Competition 2010–2011 Competition Winner; Lindsey A. Zahn ’12 Wins Trandafir International Business Writing Competition; and American Bar Association: Student Lawyer, Circuit Board). The Note can be accessed on SSRN.
- Zahn, L. & Sturman, M. C. “Forty Hours Doesn’t Work for Everyone: Examining Employee Preferences for Work Hours.” Center for Hospitality Research Report, November 2008.
- Full Disclosure: Ridge Vineyards to Include Full Ingredients List on Label, Toast of the Town by Underground Cellar, May 14, 2013.
- Professional Opportunities and Jobs in Wine Law, The Society of Wine & Jurisprudence, April 29, 2013.
- Copyright, Fair Use, and Wine Blogs, Palate Press, January 31, 2011.