Eric P Berlin

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For over a decade, Eric has been a leader in spreading the rule of law in the regulated cannabis industry. Eric worked pro bono to help craft and ultimately pass medical cannabis laws in Illinois and Ohio. Based on that advocacy and experience, he became one of the first lawyers dedicated full-time to serving clients impacted by the cannabis laws. Now, Eric leads the US and Global cannabis practices at the world’s largest law firm, providing compliance, corporate, financing, and transactional counselling. Current clients include multi-state cannabis businesses and companies providing goods, services, and financing in the industry. Eric leads his diverse and inclusive team by inspiring with his vision, modelling the way, and helping colleagues to provide the best service to clients and find fulfilment in their careers.

Professional Memberships

President of the Illinois Cannabis Bar Association; member and immediate past president of the board of directors for the University of Chicago GI Research Foundation; long-time director of the Better Government Association


University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1993, JD, Order of the Coif; Senior Articles Editor, Wisconsin Law Review; Moot Court

Dartmouth College, 1989, BA (government), with high honors