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October 05, 2021

In its profile, Law360 notes that Jenner & Block Partner Stephen L. Ascher has represented some of the biggest cannabis companies in North America in complex securities litigation, including securing the dismissals of securities fraud class actions against cannabis giants Curaleaf and Aurora. The profile highlights his work “on the front lines” when the first wave of securities class actions hit the cannabis industry in 2019. He and his colleagues secured the dismissal of bothlawsuits, which he described as “two very nice wins for us.”Asked for advice to young lawyers getting into the cannabis space, Mr. Ascher suggested that they begin making connections now. “It’s an incredibly active field right now,” he said. “I have been amazed at how many people I know are starting companies in this space, transitioning to roles as executives in this space, orinvesting in this space.”