Shane Pennington's practice focuses on federal appeals and regulatory issues. His important work in cannabis and entheogens and emerging therapies-related cases includes Scottsdale Research Institute v. DEA and other challenges to federal agency action related to the Controlled Substances Act and right to try laws.
Director of Regulatory Policy
Jen Flanagan is the firm's director of regulatory policy. As a former commissioner for the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission and former Massachusetts State Senator and State Representative, she is a wealth of knowledge for public and private sector clients.
Counsel / Head of Impact & ESG
Drawing on nearly 30 years of legal practice in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, Marc Ross provides counseling and consulting to the cannabis, hemp, and entheogen industries on all things ESG, CSR, JEDI, community engagement, employee engagement, strategic philanthropy, sustainability, and other associated areas.
Director of Operations
As the firm's director of operations, Fatima works closely with firm leaders to create long-term strategies to improve productivity and efficiency, while developing and overseeing the many processes that ensure the high standards of service that VS provides to its clients.
Andrea Golan is an attorney in the firm's Los Angeles office, where she focuses on advising businesses in ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements for cultivating, processing, testing, marketing, and selling cannabis products- including advising businesses with respect to the intersection of federal, state, and local laws.
Director of Economics & Research
Andrew serves a unique role as an economist, business analyst, and general cannabis policy wonk for the firm. As director of economics and research, he helps clients develop and expand their enterprise across cannabis markets nationally and internationally.