William Bogot, Program Co-Chair, is a partner with Fox Rothschild LLP. He represents clients in highly regulated industries, particularly gaming and cannabis. He has worked for all three branches of the Illinois government: the executive, legislative and judiciary.
Robert A. Hendricks, Program Co-Chair, Senior Counsel with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, is a corporate attorney with 35 years of legal experience working with businesses on entity formation, real estate, tax planning, commercial contracting and other areas.
Pamela J. Althoff, Board Member, has served on the McHenry County Board representing District 4 since being elected in November, 2018. She currently serves on the Executive Board at United Way of McHenry County and Journeycare.
Eric P. Berlin, a partner with Dentons, is one of the nation’s leading cannabis law authorities, advocating full-time for clients in, or impacted by, the state-legal cannabis industries and tensions with federal law.
Joanne Caceres, managing associate with Dentons, counsels clients in the cannabis industry to attain their business objectives while avoiding legal risks in this rapidly evolving regulatory environment.
Anthony V. Casaccio is Associate General Counsel, Real Estate with Cresco Labs. He was previously a partner with Schain Banks, practicing in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, zoning and property tax law.
Joseph E. Collins, a partner with Fox Rothschild LLP, has more than 20 years of experience as a trusted adviser, providing counseling and advice to in-house legal teams, and managing various litigation, regulatory and compliance matters.
Ryan Crane, CFA, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer with Tempo. He is an entrepreneur and advocate for cannabis, with particular expertise in CPG startups and institutional finance.
Lori B. Green, partner with Nixon Peabody LLP, is an experienced transactional business lawyer with over 30 years of domestic and international experience in a wide range of M&A and other business law matters.
Jonathan A. Havens, partner with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, is co-chair of the firm's Cannabis Law Practice and chair of the Food and Beverage Practice. He counsels various entities that are affected by federal and state cannabis laws.
Kalee Hooghkirk is the Chief Executive Officer with Full Spektrum Services LLC. She is also a responsible vendor trainer for Oakton Community Colleges Cannabis program.
William C. Lentine, a partner with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, is a business attorney with substantial tax and trust and estate experience, who assists both individuals and businesses prepare for today and tomorrow while navigating technical tax issues along the way.
Alexander Leonowicz is the Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Co-Founder of Redbud Roots, LLC - a vertically integrated cannabis company based out of southwest Michigan. He is a corporate attorney specializing in cannabis law.
Gary I. Levenstein, CPA, partner with Nixon Peabody LLP, concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate counseling, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance, securities regulation and corporate governance.
Representative Bob Morgan was appointed to the Illinois House of Representatives, 58th District, in January, 2019. He is a health care regulatory and policy attorney with extensive experience in the still-developing cannabis industry.
Michael J. Neville is an attorney with Fox Rothschild LLP. He is is an experienced litigator who provides compliance, regulatory and litigation services to companies of all sizes in gaming, cannabis, health care, financial, transportation and other industries throughout the country.
Luci Pardy is an Assistant General Counsel for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation, where she advises agency staff, licensing board members, and agency leadership on legal and administrative issues.
Christopher J. Pippett, partner with Fox Rothschild LLP, is chair of the firm's financial services industry practice. He practices in the areas of banking, corporate and real estate law.
Dina Rollman is Senior Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs with Green Thumb Industries. She is also is the Founder and President of Illinois Women in Cannabis.
David S. Ruskin is a partner with Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered. He focuses his practice on business and tax litigation, as well as general counsel representation for privately-held companies and entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry.
Sanford M. Stein is Of Counsel with Lowis & Gellen LLP. For more than 40 years, he has served governmental and private sector clients in an array of legislative, regulatory and judicial activities. He is also a leading authority in the regulated cannabis industry in the United States.
Jake Thornton, legal associate with Cresco Labs, has a focus in municipal law across various jurisdictions including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan and Missouri to ensure that all of Cresco’s real estate properties are properly zoned and compliant.
Jeremy Unruh serves as Director of Regulatory and External Affairs with PharmaCann LLC. He is responsible for the company’s external matters, including legislative policy and public affairs; media relationships; and coordination with state and local regulators.
Jessica Wasserman is a partner in the International, Government Relations and Cannabis Law practice groups at Greenspoon Marder LLP. She has extensive experience in politics, lobbying, regulatory advocacy and law.