Cannabis Corner: Recruiting In-House Marijuana Attorneys

Law360 (November 22, 2019, 7:36 PM EST) -- Gigi Birchfield and Ashley McCall, recruiters with legal matchmaker Major Lindsey & Africa, are looking for a very specific person when they’re helping a cannabis business find the right in-house lawyer.

They’re looking for those with a pedigree — prestigious law school, impressive law firm — and a willingness to take a risk on the country’s newest industry.

“I think there is a wide variety of companies looking for counsel,” McCall, a director in Major Lindsey’s in-house practice group, told Law360. “It sort of ranges from the companies that are a little bit more sophisticated and looking for true GCs, all...

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