Sean Gallagher is a regulatory attorney whose experience includes serving as an advisor, advocate, counselor, expert witness, and strategist with particular focus on highly-regulated areas of law, including cannabis and industrial hemp, energy regulation, and public employee pension funds. His clients benefit from his experience in the intersections of state and municipal regulation, given the state and local regulatory environments as well as energy-intensive nature of cannabis growth and processing. Before establishing Gallagher Law, Sean spent nearly a decade in fulltime legal practice with a multinational law firm handling litigation and administrative regulatory proceedings, including serving public employee retirement interests in the City of Detroit’s historic Chapter 9 bankruptcy proceedings. Prior to law school, his career included working in the professional association management industry for six years in Chicago and Washington, D.C. A Detroit-area native, Sean holds an undergraduate degree in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan.
In March 2020, the now-global viral pandemic began having notable and harsh effects on Michigan business and government which are still being felt. Regulated industries such as the cannabis industry are no exception. This one-hour webinar will offer participants a chance to hear perspectives on the crisis and impacts to the Michigan cannabis industry from leaders in state government and regulated business as well to submit questions to the presenters. This educational opportunity will include information on state-level regulation from the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency, an update on local licensing impacts, and perspectives from a licensed medical and adult-use cannabis business with grower, processor, and retail operations.