Bernard Kipp is an Alcohol Compliance Advisor in the Winery and Vineyard Management group. Before joining Stoel Rives, Bernard served as the District Director of Investigations for the Northwest Field Office of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), (which is part of the U.S. Treasury Department), in Vancouver, WA, 2003-2008.
Bernard was the Regional Deciding Official in resolution of cases of administration action against alcohol and tobacco permit holders in the Northwest District and served as specialist in ATF/TTB's Regulations Division. He has over 35 years of experience as a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) field investigator in dealing with unusual and complicated matters regarding federal and state regulation of alcohol and tobacco issues. His work experience includes a Regulations Specialist, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau Headquarters, Washington, D.C., 2002-2003; Inspector, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Portland, Oregon, 1976-2002; Inspector, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, San Jose, California, 1969-1976.
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