Barnes & Thornburg Atty Joins Cannabis Co. As Legal Chief

Law360 (December 3, 2019, 8:11 PM EST) -- Cannabis extract manufacturer and consultancy Union Cannabis Group has named a former Barnes & Thornburg LLP associate as its chief legal officer, a move the California-based company expects will set it apart as the industry shakes its Wild West roots and settles as a traditional corporate sector.

Eli Korer, a former attorney at Barnes & Thornburg's corporate practice in Chicago, will advise the maker of cannabis concentrates and its consulting clients on issues ranging from corporate governance to deal structuring and intellectual property matters, UCG announced Sunday.

"This industry is coming into the sunlight, and the way it operated before was...

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