Team Lead at Duane Morris LLP
Jennifer Briggs Fisher (“Jen”) is a team lead of the Duane Morris Cannabis Industry Group and focuses her practice on representing businesses and corporate executives in highly-regulated industries, including cannabis, hemp and CBD. She provides advice on regulatory and compliance issues and has represented corporations and individuals involved in a broad range of complex and high stakes civil, criminal, legislative, and administrative proceedings. Jen is an experienced litigator and has worked with clients to successfully resolve both criminal and civil matters, including those involving RICO, theft of trade secrets, antitrust offenses, tax liability, environmental violations, health care regulations, government contracts and false claims, homeland security and customs enforcement, software implementations and food and drug regulations. Jen has been recognized as one of Northern California’s Super Lawyers in the area of white-collar criminal defense.
Jen’s background in handling complex matters for companies in highly-regulated markets led to the development of her cannabis practice. She regularly works with cannabis companies and ancillary businesses to provide compliance advice and solve business problems. She leads Duane Morris LLP’s multidisciplinary cannabis practice, which is comprised of lawyers across the country who are familiar with the industry and have expertise in a wide array of issues attendant to legal cannabis and hemp business activities, including licensing for cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and retail; litigation; banking and finance; raising and deploying capital; protecting intellectual property; real estate development and leasing; public company representation and SEC filings; land use and zoning; healthcare and research; and taxation.
Jen was honored as Cannabis Attorney of the Year at the 2019 Cannabis Dealmakers Summit. A frequent presenter, Jen has spoken on cannabis industry panels, led continuing legal education courses on cannabis regulations, and has been interviewed by numerous publications about legal developments in this rapidly expanding market. Prior to her career in law, Jen worked in politics and policy-making on the federal level, including serving as a legislative assistant to Congressman Adam Schiff.
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