Compliance, Government Investigations & White Collar
We are familiar with the stringent and often-changing US federal and state regulations facing the cannabis, hemp and CBD sectors. Our compliance expertise ranges from new product inception to international distribution. With our team of experienced professionals, including several who have worked for the US Department of Justice, we are ideally situated to counsel clients on compliance issues, conduct due diligence and compliance audits, and represent clients in administrative proceedings, civil and criminal investigations, and negotiations with regulators.
We are at the forefront of the federal and state policy discussions shaping the future of this industry. Under the leadership of former US House Speaker John Boehner, we have formed the National Cannabis Roundtable, the leading voice for advocating common-sense changes to current law. Our work focuses on tax equality, financial services reform and the rights of states and territories to regulate and manage cannabis policy.
As federal and state policies in this area take shape, our preeminent Public Policy Practice can make sure your voice is heard, at the right time and by the right people. We can also help you assess how government policies could affect your business interests. Through our involvement with the Roundtable, our team is leveraging strong Washington DC relationships and experience with Congress, the White House and relevant federal agencies to help companies anticipate potential changes to current law and take advantage of future developments.
We combine litigation skills and industry focus to resolve complex legal matters in the US cannabis, hemp and CBD industry. Our litigators advocate for clients in courts and arbitrations across the nation and have helped to develop key legal precedents guiding businesses today. We counsel and defend clients facing pending and threatened litigation and US governmental investigations stemming from regulatory reform. We also represent clients in US state and federal courts in jury and bench trials, administrative procedures and hearings, and the appellate process. These cases include complex, bet-the-company litigation.
Food and Drug Regulations
Our regulatory teams are well placed to guide clients through the myriad laws governing the cannabis, hemp and CBD industry, including advising on issues such as product approvals and safety regulations. We help clients achieve key business objectives related to the full array of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as related health and safety regulatory agencies and complex state, national and global regulatory regimes.
Tax Strategy & Benefits
Tax strategy is a key legal concern in the cannabis, hemp and CBD industry. Our Tax Strategy & Benefits Practice focuses on domestic and international tax structuring and advisory work, enabling clients from all sectors to implement their decisions in the most tax-effective manner.
Labor & Employment
We assist on matters ranging from employment litigation and risk management to discrimination and harassment, immigration, executive agreements and wellness programs. We also advise on the sponsorship and employment of foreign nationals throughout the world.
Our long history of counselling insurance and re-insurance companies on corporate, regulatory and operational issues gives us a broad understanding of the risks and issues surrounding potential or future health insurance coverage for medical cannabis in the US. We also understand the complexities cannabis, hemp and CBD businesses face when they seek insurance coverage for their business or employees.