The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) has recruited a new assistant general counsel to its legal department.

The wholesale organisation said today (4 June) that Kent Huntington, who previously worked as a litigator in the private sector for eight years, will focus on litigation coordination throughout the US.

Huntington joins assistant general counsel Jo Moak who will continue to focus on in-house legal concerns involving employment, corporate and contractual issues. Both will share responsibility for regulatory issues.

"We are excited to have Kent join our association," president and CEO Craig Wolf said. "His extensive litigation experience for the federal government and the private sector will be a tremendous asset to WSWA members and our staff."