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Philip Greene

Papa's Pilar Rum, Hemingway Rum Co.
Consultant/Brand Ambassador
Washington, DC

Philip Greene is an attorney, writer and cocktail historian.  He is Trademark and Internet Counsel to the U.S. Marine Corps, based at the Pentagon.  He is also one of the founders of the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans.  He has presented at conferences, festivals and other events around the world on a wide range of topics, including multiple times for the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., and has also done events for the International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, the Morgan Museum and Library in NYC, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and other notable venues. 

Phil is also on the Board of Directors of the National Food & Beverage Foundation, the Museum of the American Cocktail’s Founders Board, both based in New Orleans, and the Mount St. Mary’s University College of Liberal Arts Advisory Board.

In particular, Phil is an authority on the life and favorite drinks of Ernest Hemingway. His book, To Have and Have Another – A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, (Penguin, 2012), has received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Food & Wine, Wine Enthusiast, Garden & Gun, Kirkus Reviews, HuffingtonPost.com, and many others, and remains a best seller in several categories.  A second edition was released November 3, 2015, containing over 35 new recipes, including Hemingway-inspired drinks from notable bartenders around the world.  

Phil’s second book, The Manhattan: The Story of the First Modern Cocktail (with recipes) was published on May 3, 2016, by Sterling Epicure, and has received very favorable reviews. 

Phil is also a Brand Ambassador and consultant for the Hemingway Rum Company, and their line of award-winning rums under the Papa’s Pilar Rum brand. 

In his legal career, in 2007, Phil held the position of InternetNZ Senior Research Fellow in Cyberlaw, during which he taught Internet and intellectual property law at Victoria University School of Law in Wellington, New Zealand.  In that capacity, he also published two major papers and engaged in numerous public speaking engagements and radio and press interviews.  

He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and three daughters.  

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Friday, July 17

10:00am CDT


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Friday, July 17

12:30pm CDT