On Sept. 23, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath labor and employment partner Lawrence Del Rossi presented a webinar, “Settlements and Releases: Key Provisions and Insurance Issues,” at Corporate Counsel in 2021, a virtual event of the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. NJICLE is a division of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Del Rossi presented with Hilary Kelly, an associate general counsel at Daiichi Sankyo. According to the firm, the webinar examined how COVID-19 has forever changed the practice of law, particularly corporate counsel, whose roles have expanded and morphed from practices focused on regulation to ones that have become increasingly strategic and more immediately impactful. Del Rossi and Kelly focused on the most challenging legal dilemmas, and looked to provide practical guidance to navigate through 2021 and beyond. Del Rossi is a partner in Faegre Drinker’s Florham Park office. He advises business leaders, human resource professionals, and internal legal and compliance professionals.
Vicente Sederberg Holds Webinar on Cannabis RegulationsJennifer Cabrera
Law firm Vicente Sederberg hosted an online seminar on Aug. 26 on the recently released rules governing New Jersey’s forthcoming adult-use cannabis market. Cranford-based attorneys Jennifer Cabrera and Heather Kumer led a review and discussion on business licensing guidelines, standards for packaging and labeling edible products, and other issues. They also discussed the flexibility of the regulations, with all panelists agreeing the rules are likely to change over time, according to the release.Heather Kumer
Clinton Mayor Janice Kovach, who leads the state League of Municipalities, offered insights into the extensive local approvals that new cannabis businesses will need prior to receiving state licenses. The conversation also covered the conditional licensing process for existing medical cannabis operators, who are eligible to obtain state licenses prior to receiving municipal and zoning approvals. The panel also included leaders from state and national cannabis trade associations, New Jersey CannaBusiness Association president Edmund DeVeaux, and Tahir Johnson, director of social equity and inclusion for the U.S. Cannabis Council, who highlighted New Jersey’s extensive social equity program.