J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
B.S., University of Texas at Austin
Named one of "Denver's Top Lawyers" by 5280 magazine in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, Shawn Hauser helps marijuana and hemp businesses navigate the intersection between state and federal law, licensing, general business representation, investment, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property. As chair of the VS Hemp and Cannabinoids Practice Group, Shawn advises clients in the unique legal landscape governing cannabinoids and industrial hemp. She also helps her clients form compliant business structures and create innovative solutions that best position them for success in Colorado and nationally.
With more than a decade of experience, Shawn is a go-to source for businesses, industry groups, governments, and reporters seeking opinions, analysis, and guidance on cannabis and hemp law and policy matters. She is a member of the Hemp Industries Association Legislative Review Committee and the steering committee for the American Hemp Campaign.
Since directing Sensible Colorado's local government implementation team following the passage of Amendment 64, Shawn remains active with local governments in Colorado and beyond to develop and implement marijuana regulations that advance the cannabis industry in a dynamic and responsible manner. After law school Shawn was an associate attorney at McAllister, Darnell, & Gottlieb PC, one of the first marijuana-focused law firms in Colorado.