I’m a longtime cannabis industry investor, managing a portfolio invested since 2016 in privately-held and public US and foreign cannabis companies.
I wrote a seminal White Paper on the US cannabis industry, "The Green Regulatory Arbitrage: A Case for Investing in US Multi-State Vertically-Integrated Cannabis Companies" (New Cannabis Ventures, Sept 2018), widely read across the world. I have also published articles about legislative and judicial developments affecting the industry in the US and abroad, and participated as a speaker and panelist at many industry conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia.
I’m a member of the US Senate Cannabis Working Group and the US House of Representatives Cannabis Working Group. In those roles, I have the historic opportunity to work with Congressional staff members on advancing federal cannabis legislation.
I'm an Arcview Group lifetime investor member and advisor; Bhang Corporation (CSE:BHNG) Global Advisory Council member; America Israel Cannabis Association's Advisory Board member; advisor to RCVR, manufacturer of organic athletic recovery products; and advisor to Asia Horizon, developing hemp cultivation/processing and product distribution in China and strategic Asia opportunities.
Prior to my professional involvement in the cannabis industry, for 13 years I represented foreign governments and large domestic and foreign corporations in high-stakes complex cross-border transactions and disputes. Working in the New York office of the global law firm DLA Piper, I coordinated multi-jurisdictional teams acting for clients around the world such as Kingdom of Thailand, Petrobras, Ruler of Dubai, Afghanistan, PPG, Irving Shipbuilding, Pfizer, Troy (Vietnam), and Oman. As a law student, I interned for federal court judge Honorable Harold Baer Jr. in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
I'm an avid cyclist and private pilot.