Smoke Point: How BigLaw Finally Learned to Try Pot

Monday, December 19, 2016

Tom Wilkinson, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, discusses how Big Law is becoming more involved with cannabis matters in Law360. The momentum and potential for new opportunity have pushed a growing number of large law firms to dive headfirst into the cannabis business over the past two years, establishing multidisciplinary marijuana practice groups and marketing them publicly. Some say they’re chasing new business; others say existing clients demanded it. According to Tom, ethics bodies in states that have voted to legalize have been generally been receptive to such changes. “Most states have understood that, for the law to be effective and for businesses to comply with it, they all need appropriate legal advice,” Tom said.

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