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Evolving Landscapes in Cannabis and Hemp Law

July 28, 2018 | 1:20 pm | Room 103 | Business / Legal

This distinguished panel of industry experts will present cannacon attendees with a broad overview of the legal topics of most interest to Cannabis cultivators, retailers, processors and consumers. Specific topics will include insurance, emerging business lines, regulatory and compliance issues, banking, government investigations, patents, trademarks, and copyrights. This will include a 30 minute question and answer round for audience participation.

Alissa Digman

Alissa Digman in an intellectual property attorney who is well-versed in protecting creative assets in the life science industry, and in particular cannabis. Her biomedical engineering background and global intellectual property experience helps her turn problems into opportunities. She aptly guides and advocates for clients through the landscape of intellectual property enforcement and protection. Her practice also focuses on counseling clients as to the development of intellectual property strategies and estates, including the preparation and prosecution of patent, trademark and copyright applications. Alissa is a registered patent attorney licensed to practice in Illinois and Texas. She works at McInnes & McLane, LLP, an intellectual property boutique with offices in Worcester, Massachusetts, Providence, Rhode Island, and Chicago, Illinois.

Matt Luzadder

Matt Luzadder advises companies on regulatory and compliance issues in the legal cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) industries.  The clients Matt represents in these industries range from commercial lenders to consumer packaged goods companies to payment processors and other financial institutions.  He brings to the table a decade of experience designing, implementing and testing corporate compliance programs and risk assessments.  As a litigator and veteran of numerous government investigations, Matt is adept at identifying risks and opportunities to help ensure that clients maintain effective compliance programs and remain on the right side of laws and regulations.  He actively practices law in Illinois and Florida and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist® (CAMS) by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.

Michael Kasdin

Michael Kasdin is a regulatory attorney focused primarily in the insurance and reinsurance industries. He specializes in assisting clients find solutions to novel problems as they navigate the most c

Jaimie Nawaday

Jaimie Nawaday recently joined Kelley Drye after seven years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) for the Southern District of New York.  She focuses her practice on government investigations, white collar defense and civil litigation.  As a former federal prosecutor, Jaimie draws on her unique insights into the U.S. Department of Justice perspective to provide counsel to cannabis businesses and those who transact with them.  She advises cannabis cultivators on internal investigations and compliance issues, advises lenders on transactions with marijuana-related businesses, and defends federal criminal cases involving marijuana.  While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jaimie successfully handled both civil and criminal jury trials, focusing on civil and criminal fraud, money laundering and asset forfeiture matters.

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