Steven Cash, co-chair of Day Pitney's Regulated Substances practice group, co-authored a resolution for the American Bar Association (ABA), Tort Trial and Insurance Section, urging Congress "to enact legislation to clarify and explicitly ensure that it shall not constitute a federal crime for lawyers, consistent with state, territorial, and tribal ethical rules, to provide legal advice and services to clients regarding marijuana-related activities that are in compliance with state, territorial, and tribal law."
Resolution 103B was drafted amid lawyers' growing concerns over providing legal services to cannabis industry clients in states where marijuana has been legalized although it is still in violation of federal criminal law. Cash told Law360, which reported on the resolution, that "The firm [Day Pitney], like other firms, has a real concern about engaging in conduct that might be a 'technical' violation of law," adding, "A lot of lawyers have that concern."
The resolution will be considered by the ABA's House of Delegates at their bi-annual meeting in Austin, TX on February 16.
On April 16, Steven Cash will participate in a virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa, Executive Director of the Spy Museum.
The New York Law Journal and Law.com published a commentary written by DC counsel Steven Cash, who co-leads the firm's Regulated Substance Practices Group.
On February 16, at the American Bar Association (ABA) midyear meeting, the ABA House of Delegates adopted Resolution 103B, co-authored by Steven Cash, urging federal legislation to protect lawyers from criminal liability for providing services to state-legalized marijuana businesses.
Francine Esposito, Naju Lathia and James Leva authored an article, "Marijuana Update: Must New Jersey Employers Accommodate Medical Use?," published in the October 2019 edition of Employee Benefit Plan Review, a Wolters Kluwer publication.
Stan Twardy was quoted in the New York Times article, "Top Aid in Review of Russia Inquiry Resigns From Justice Dept."
Stan Twardy was quoted in CT Post article, "Arrests of Perez, Dunn raise concern that FBI probe is just the beginning."
Stan Twardy authored an op-ed, "The Myths of Vote-By-Mail," published in the Connecticut Post, Danbury News-Times and USA Today.
Steven Cash is featured in a Q&A article, "Cannabis Corner: An Ex-Prosecutor Keeps Firm's Risk At Bay," published by Law360.
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