Region: CannaVest West

Jennifer Briggs Fisher

Partner, Duane Morris

9:15 AM Navigating the US Regulatory, Compliance & Tax Landscape

Jennifer Briggs Fisher is a team lead of the Duane Morris Cannabis Industry Group and focuses her practice on representing businesses and corporate executives in highly-regulated industries, including cannabis, hemp and CBD. Jen regularly works with cannabis, hemp companies and ancillary businesses across the country to provide compliance advice and solve business problems. She advises cannabis clients on due diligence and litigation matters and is currently representing a number of vertically-integrated licensed cannabis companies with operations in multiple states. Her primary focus is on the cannabis industry in California and she is well-versed in the complex state and local regulatory landscape in the state.

Jen provides federal and state regulatory advice to companies involved in or pursuing opportunities in the hemp industry, including companies manufacturing and selling hemp-derived CBD products. She also advises on risk assessment issues for large, multinational businesses seeking to enter the cannabis industry.

Jen is one of the leaders of the firm’s multidisciplinary cannabis practice, which is comprised of lawyers across the country who are familiar with the industry and have expertise in a wide array of issues attendant to legal cannabis and hemp business activities, including licensing for cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and retail; litigation; banking and finance; raising and deploying capital; protecting intellectual property; real estate development and leasing; public company representation and SEC filings; land use, construction, and zoning; employment advice and counseling; healthcare and research; and taxation. Jen was honored as Cannabis Attorney of the Year at the 2019 Cannabis Dealmakers Summit.

A frequent presenter, Jen has spoken on industry panels, led continuing legal education courses on cannabis regulations, and has been interviewed by numerous publications about legal developments in this rapidly expanding market. Jen is a regular contributor on the Duane Morris Cannabis Industry Blog.