About the Role
Our client in the Cannabis industry is adding a Regulatory and Compliance Counsel to their growing team. This candidate with work alongside the executive leadership team providing regulatory and strategic advice while ensuring corporate compliance. They will have the opportunity to grow the legal department and should be experienced leading and coaching talented teams. The ideal applicant will oversee the compliance team and advise on regulatory issues.
Support company wide and cross functional initiatives by providing regulatory and strategic advice to leadership team
Thorough and up to date knowledge of state and local cannabis laws and regulations in applicable state and local markets where company operates
Draft and propose legislation, monitor and report on regulatory changes and trends
Own complex and sensitive cannabis licensing litigation
Conduct risk assessments, identify compliance risks, and develop, maintain, and revise existing practices, forms, and policies.
JD required with 5+ years in cannabis or other highly regulated industry
Experience in high growth or start up environments preferred
Experience in and knowledgeable of regulatory compliance for state and local governments
knowledge or additional experience in other areas of law (e.g., commercial contracts, privacy law, intellectual property law, mergers and acquisitions, consumer protection, etc.) a plus
Additional Industry Requirements
Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry