He plays an active role as general legal counsel for clients in the cannabis, health care, hospitality, and technology industries. John currently works with leaders in the regulated California cannabis industry by helping clients understand the complex interplay of state and federal regulation.
Prior to joining Arent Fox, John was the General Counsel and Vice President of Quality and Compliance for an international hospitality organization, where he controlled all aspects of new business development in addition to dispute resolution, compliance, licensing, employment law, and global oversight of the Human Resources department. He served on the Board of Advisors for several organizations, ranging from a sports technology start-up to nonprofit guidance, and has worked for prominent law firms in the DC and Virginia area.
Publications, Presentations & Recognitions
John's presentations and publications include:
- “Navigating the US Regulatory, Compliance & Tax Landscape,” 2019 CannaVest West, July 23, 2019
- "The Three C’s: Cybersecurity, Cryptocurrency & Cannabis Program," Arent Fox Los Angeles Office, September 27, 2018
- "Bitcoin for Care: Healthcare Hopping on the Blockchain," California Healthcare News, July 11, 2017
Bar & Court Admissions
- California Bar
- Virginia Bar
- District of Columbia Bar
Ohio State UniversityBAUniversity of BaltimoreJDGeorgetown LawLL.M.