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First Annual Summary of Precedential Rulings and litigation Trends

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CLI2022 On-Demand
Sam Reisman |  Christopher J. Davis |  Michael Hiller |  Jennifer Benda |  Kai-Friedrich Niermann |  Eveline Van Keymeulen |  Kelly Gill |  Brandon Wyatt |  Abbey Roudebush
1 Hour 33 Minutes
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This year, we introduced a new session at CLI! Each year we will review significant cases that have been adjudicated and establish precedent or provide insight into persuasive arguments. For litigators and transactional attorneys alike: learn the case law that impacts your practice from the top experts in the industry in a format that allows us to identify the most current trends, takeaways, and risks for our clients.

This year, we focused on the broad categories of Tax, Labor, Medical Cannabis, Constitutional Issues, and International. Each area is addressed by an expert practitioner and the discussion is moderated by Sam Reisman, Senior Cannabis Reporter at Law360 and Christopher Davis, Executive Director at INCBA



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Sam Reisman's Profile

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Senior Cannabis Reporter


Launched the Cannabis section for Law360. I write quick hits and longer analyses on the laws, regulations, and court battles in the world of legalized marijuana. I focus on the emerging body of cannabis caselaw, tracking state marijuana reform legislation, and how lawyers that work with the industry have navigated the tensions between federal and state policy.

Christopher J. Davis's Profile

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Former Executive Director


Experienced attorney, compliance professional, and business strategist with a focus on all things that live at the intersection of law and cannabis. 

My former position as the leader of the International Cannabis Bar Association allows me to see the complex legal landscape of the cannabis industry emerge in real time at the local, state, federal, and international level. My background in complex financial regulation gave me the tools to understand and unwind complex regulatory structures and my deep curiosity around emerging markets drives me to explore and understand the unique rules, opportunities, players, and iterations of the developing cannabis industry. 

Michael Hiller's Profile

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Founding Member

Hiller PC

Michael oversees Hiller, PC's National Cannabis Practice. In 2018, he was named America’s 420 Advocate of the Year by Canna-Gather, received the International Hope Award by the Cannabis Business Association, and was named one of the 30 Most Powerful Cannabis Litigators in America by Mg Retailer Magazine. Michael has been named a SuperLawyer by SuperLawyer Magazine every year since 2010, and served as lead counsel in the legalization lawsuit and appeal, Washington v. Barr -- a case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ultimately received the support of 19 nationally-recognized organizations and seven members of Congress. A retired member of the faculty at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as a Professor of Constitutional Law, Michael is a fierce advocate and widely recognized leader in the cannabis space. 

In addition to his cannabis law work, Michael has received the Grassroots Preservation Award for his preservation of city, state and federal landmarks; has been named a Life Member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums for his successful trial work; and is a designated Mediator for the New York State Supreme Court. Before his admission to the Bar, Michael was a professional musician, and an artist-in-residence at NYC's legendary The Bitter End.

Jennifer Benda's Profile

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Holland & Hart LLP

Extensive experience working on tax controversies as a CPA and attorney. This experience began when I was working as a CPA handling all income tax audits for a Fortune 500 company. My controversy experience continued while in law school, when I worked with KPMG's National Tax Controversy group. During this time, I handled a wide range of controversy issues, including many complicated listed transaction issues active at the time. Since joining Baker in 2004, I have continued to handle controversy matters on behalf of Baker's clients. 

Through my education and experience, I have well-developed tax planning capabilities and can advise clients on the implementation of sophisticated tax strategies. This experience dates back over fifteen years to my work in public accounting. I can tackle any issue, no matter how complex, and help clients determine the proper tax treatment. When you combine this with my controversy experience, I always have an eye toward preparing current documentation that will provide for successful defense and alleviation of penalties if an issue is audited.

Kai-Friedrich Niermann's Profile

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Kai is characterized by his outstanding expertise and diverse practice in the cannabis industry. With a broad range of expertise in cannabis and business law, he provides comprehensive legal support to companies and individuals.

From contract drafting and company formation to day-to-day legal support, he assists cannabis companies with customized solutions in all legal matters, including white collar criminal law where necessary.

Kai is also the author of the blog, where he positions himself as an expert in the thriving cannabis business. not only provides insights into the legal status of cannabis in Germany and Europe today, but also current developments and offers resources for businesses and interested parties.

His work spans all aspects of the cannabis industry, from advising companies on cultivation licenses and production regulations to assisting with regulatory issues in product development. His deep understanding of the complex legal framework in this sector makes him a sought-after contact.

Kai and his law firm KFN+ advise large CBD and medical cannabis companies, as well as companies and associations interested in the emerging recreational cannabis market. He is also advisor to the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), which has submitted a joint application to the EU Commission for authorization as a novel food for various CBD products.

With an international perspective, Kai operates not only nationally, but also across borders. His network in the industry enables him to support companies in their global activities and adapt to the challenges of an ever-changing legal landscape.

Kai regularly speaks at international cannabis conferences on topics related to the German and European legal framework for cannabis, and publishes articles at Krautinvest, BusinessCann and in law journals.

Born in Löhne/Westf. in 1972, studied law at the Universities of Marburg, Adelaide (Australia), Cologne, legal assistant at the press center of the German Bundestag (2000-2002), worked for the Berlin District Court, for the Director of Public Prosecution in Berlin, for the Berlin Office for the Protection of the Constitution and the Hong Kong Consulate General.

Areas of Law:

  • Legal Cannabis Consulting
  • Regulatory approvals for medical cannabis and CBD
  • Business law (company, commercial and contract law) 
  • Law of torts
  • Criminal business law


Eveline Van Keymeulen's Profile

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Latham & Watkins

Eveline Van Keymeulen is a partner in Latham & Watkins' Brussels and Paris offices and a member of the firm's Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice.

She advises multinational companies and start-ups in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices, cosmetics, and food and beverage sectors on a broad variety of complex European, domestic and cross-border regulatory matters, including clinical trials, product approvals, regulatory incentives, market access, promotion and advertising, post-market obligations, and general compliance matters.

In addition, Eveline has extensive experience advising on cannabis and hemp based product regulations. She successfully challenged the legality of French hemp regulations in the first landmark case related to cannabidiol (CBD) products before the Court of Justice of the European Union (Case C-663/18, Kanavape).

Eveline is ranked in Chambers for Life Sciences Regulatory (2020) and has been recognized as a Legal 500 Rising Star / Next Generation Lawyer in Healthcare and Life Sciences (2018-2020), and as a National and Global Leader by Who's Who Legal Life Sciences (2016-2020). She has recently been awarded the European Advisory Lawyer of the Year and Impact Case of the Year awards by LMG Life Sciences (2021).

Eveline has authored numerous articles and has been a featured speaker on EU regulatory matters at prominent conferences such as the Pharmaceutical Law Academy in Cambridge. She also serves on the editorial board of the European Pharmaceutical Law Review.

 In addition, Eveline has been quoted in BBC Business Daily, Bloomberg, The Times, Les Echos, and other leading international business journals on life sciences regulatory and policy matters.

Kelly Gill's Profile

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Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

A partner at Gowling WLG since 1999, Kelly Gill is best known for his intellectual property litigation practice, particularly in the areas of trademarks and unfair competition. Kelly is past leader of the firm's Trademarks, Brands & Designs and IP Litigation & Strategy groups.

Kelly is ranked as a leading IP lawyer by some of the world's foremost legal directories, such as the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Who's Who Legal and The Best Lawyers in Canada. The 2015 World Trademark Review 1000 ranks Kelly as one of the top trademark litigation counsel in Canada, stating that he "never misses a trick and just doesn't let up. He is a forceful advocate and skilled litigator."

Kelly has appeared before all levels of court in Canada and served as counsel on two of the Supreme Court of Canada's most important trademark and copyright decisions: Masterpiece Inc. v. Alavida Lifestyles Inc. (2011 SCC 27) and CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society of Upper Canada (2004 SCC 13).

Kelly is the author of numerous publications, most notably Fox on Canadian Law of Trademarks and Unfair Competition (4th edition). This two-volume text, first published in 2002 and updated each year since, is considered the leading trademark law authority in Canada. It has been cited by every level of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada in all of its trademark judgments since publication.

Kelly is also an adjunct professor and sits on the Advisory Board of IP Osgoode at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Brandon Wyatt's Profile

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Principal Attorney

Wyatt Legal & Consulting

Brandon Wyatt is a decorated army combat soldier and disabled veteran. He received his J.D. from Howard University School of Law and is admitted to practice in Maryland. Mr. Wyatt is a member of the Board of Directors of the Minority Cannabis Business Association and currently serves as the organization’s Secretary. His legal career has included drug and civil rights policy work at the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, delivering both state and federal labor and employment representation, conducting investigations, writing final agency decisions, facilitating contract negotiation and interpretation, small business and entrepreneurial development, real estate development and management, ensuring compliance settlement/coordination within federal courts and administrative agencies and providing representation at arbitration.


In 2014, Mr. Wyatt and partners Todd Hughes and James Smaugh founded the Washington, D.C. firm EntreVation (Entrepreneurship + Innovation) to foster corporate social responsibility and advocate for veteran and minority access to medicine and business in the cannabis industry. The EntreVation team has sponsored and produced numerous events and classes and has met with federal and state legislators, business owners, representatives of law schools, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the White House and many others to discuss and advocate for equity in the industry.


Since 2016, he has been awarded multiple grants to assist the Maryland state cannabis program address diversity-related issues and has taught several state-funded cannabis applicant workshops as well as lectured for Patients Out of Time and the Weed for Warriors Project.

Abbey Roudebush's Profile

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Director of Government Affairs

Americans for Safe Access

Abbey Roudebush, ASA’s Director of Government Affairs, leads ASA’s policy work on the state and federal levels. She has almost a decade of experience with cannabis policy and in advocating for patients on a range of access to care issues. Prior to joining ASA, Abbey spent four years at the Epilepsy Foundation, leading the Foundation’s cannabis policy work. She has extensive experience working with state-level stakeholders, and has authored and passed bills in over a dozen states. Abbey started her career working on state-level advocacy in New York and was involved in the passage of the New York Compassionate Care Act in 2014. Abbey is passionate about cannabis policy, civil rights, health equity, and disability rights. At ASA, she is excited to bring all of her interests together and continue fighting for medical cannabis patients across the country.