About Mr. Barak Cohen
Barak Cohen is a partner at Perkins Coie and chair of its firmwide Cannabis industry group. He has significant investigation, due diligence, and compliance experience helping national and international companies involved in the cannabis industry (including marijuana, CBD (cannabidiol), CBG (cannabigerol), and hemp products and services), such as food-and-beverage companies, investment banks, financial payment processors, and dispensaries, among others. This includes providing compliance, due diligence, and investigations services relating to FDA and state labelling, advertising/marketing, and licensing, as well as other enforcement and regulatory concerns. Barak identified the growth potential in the cannabis industry at an early stage, and has become a go-to attorney for companies in the industry. Barak is vice-chair of the ABA Committee on Cannabis Law and Policy, a member of the Board of Directors for the United States Cannabis Council (USCC), a former member of the National Cannabis Industry’s Policy Council, and the editor of the American Bar Association’s treatise on cannabis law, Cannabis Law: A Primer on Federal and State Law Regarding Marijuana, Hemp, and CBD, a first-of-its-kind publication.