The Liaison Group, which will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Greenspoon Marder, according to the firm’s Monday announcement, focuses its efforts on shaping federal legislation and policy regarding the cannabis industry with a goal of protecting and preserving legalization programs in various states.
Here’s the full press release
The Liaison Group is a Premier Federal Advocacy Firm for the Cannabis Sector
Washington, D.C. – May 21, 2018 – Greenspoon Marder is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Liaison Group, a premier federal advocacy firm for the cannabis industry in the United States. The Liaison Group will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greenspoon Marder LLP based in Washington, D.C.
The Liaison Group is dedicated to shaping the federal legislative ad policy landscape for the cannabis industry. The federal lobbying firm focuses its efforts and expertise in both the House and Senate with the overarching goal of protecting and preserving state-authorized cannabis programs.
“Since the launch of our national Cannabis Law practice in 2016, Greenspoon Marder has been dedicated to serving the legal and regulatory needs of the cannabis sector nationally,” comments Gerry Greenspoon, Co-Managing Director of Greenspoon Marder. “Our work with The Liaison Group is the next step in our efforts to aid in the protection and growth of the cannabis sector on a federal and state level.”
The Liaison Group is led by Principal Saphira Galoob, an entrepreneur, strategist, business lawyer and legislative professional with over two decades of experience in Washington, D.C.. She has a first-hand understanding and success with balancing the intersection between the passion and priorities of start-up enterprise with regulations and business realities. Within the Cannabis space, she has experience in designing and executing strategies to assist cannabis businesses to effectively navigate, participate and communication within the Congressional and Federal Agency landscape.
“I am honored to be working with Greenspoon Marder – a true leader in the cannabis law sector and one of the largest law firms serving this burgeoning industry,” says Ms. Galoob. “Along with this team of talented and knowledgeable attorneys, we will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the regulatory and legislative landscape governing medicinal and recreational cannabis use.”
During her early career, Ms. Galoob worked on Capitol Hill for Congressman Bill Brewster. She worked as an Associate as DC-based law firm, Cole, Raywid & Braverman (now Davis, Wright, Tremaine). She also served as Regulatory Counsel for France Telecom’s International Law Department in Paris, France. Additionally, Ms. Galoob pivoted to Legislative Affairs with a focus on a Federal Appropriations portfolio for Salem & Saxon. She also served as the Director of Institutional Advancement for Landmine Survivors’ Network, responsible for institutional, public and private sector donors including US and foreign governments, foundations and high net worth donors.
This is what they say they do
Issue Advocacy: TLG makes sure our Cannabis clients’ voices and values are heard and understood by federal lawmakers. By understanding the short, medium and long term Industry landscape, we not only succeed in raising awareness around evolving industry issues, but TLG helps change minds to deliver results.
Government Relations & Lobbying: TLG serves its clients as “eyes and ears” inside the beltway. TLG combines its “boots on the ground” DC experience with prowess and poise to interface with decision-makers and policy influencers throughout the federal government.
Strategic Planning & Consulting: Successfully and effectively communicating a message begins with a thoughtful, targeted and comprehensive plan. TLG works closely with every client to ensure that their organization’s vision aligns with their government affairs and public policy initiatives to ultimately support their strategic goals.