IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Room 229 B, Level 2

Session information

Growth industry: why law firms have embraced Cannabis as a new practice area
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North American Regional Forum (Lead)


In 2016, the IBA Annual Conference included one of the first panel discussions about the legal issues arising from what was then the beginning of a change in US law on the legalisation of marijuana. Six years later, this budding industry has become a literal “growth” practice, with law firms embracing this as a new practice area, and a wide variety of legal issues to be addressed. Our expert panel will discuss how changes in the law in the US and other countries are impacting the legal landscape, and how law firms are navigating the ethical boundaries.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Fernando Erana Perez Correa Gonzalez, Mexico City, Mexico; Senior Vice Chair, North American Regional Forum
Juan Hugues Arthur Foley Hoag, Washington, District of Columbia, USA


Eric Berlin Dentons, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Ignacio Meggiolaro MBP Partners, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Deborah Morshead Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation (OCS), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nicole Phillis Davis Wright Tremaine, Los Angeles, California, USA
Tania Ramirez Consejo Federal de la Judicatura , Mexico City, Mexico