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Jennifer A. Tschetter Joins Carlton Fields in Tallahassee, Adding Medical Marijuana Regulatory Practice

Government Law & Consulting   |   Health Care   |   August 14, 2018
Tallahassee, Fla. – Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that Jennifer A. Tschetter has joined the firm as an administrative and regulatory attorney in the Government Law and Consulting practice group, bringing with her a well-developed practice representing medical marijuana treatment centers and other industry interests as they navigate a complex regulatory landscape. Tschetter is based in the firm’s Tallahassee office and will advise clients across the state and the country.
 
Tschetter will also serve as co-chair of Carlton Fields’ national Medical Marijuana task force, comprising 18 lawyers throughout the country. Her practice focuses primarily on cannabis law, assisting treatment centers with application, administrative litigation, license sales, and regulatory compliance. She will also contribute to Carlton Fields’ robust health care practice, building on years of experience in health care matters and government-related legal services including negotiations with regulatory agencies, licensing, procurement, rulemaking, litigation, and legislative advocacy.
 
“At Carlton Fields, I have a national platform and specialized colleagues who can assist my clients with their business and legal needs in areas including taxation, corporate transactions and securities, finance and banking, and cryptocurrency,” said Tschetter, “I am excited to join the firm’s outstanding team of knowledgeable and respected lawyers.”
 
The expansion of Carlton Fields’ regulatory practice comes during a time of rapid change for Florida’s medical marijuana industry, with the Florida Department of Health (DOH) and state courts frequently issuing new guidance. Tschetter is in a strong position to help clients navigate the regulatory changes after more than a decade of public sector experience, predominantly at the DOH, where she served as general counsel for nearly three years before being named chief of staff. As chief operating officer, she was responsible for more than 16,000 employees at 250 locations and a budget of $2.8 billion. Tschetter started her public service career at the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. She joins Carlton Fields from Hopping Green & Sams in Tallahassee.
 
“Our clients will benefit immensely from Jennifer’s deep understanding of the inner workings of public agencies,” said Nancy G. Linnan, chair of the firm’s Government Law and Consulting practice. “Her proven track record in the rapidly expanding area of cannabis law, as well as several other regulatory areas, is an enormous boon to our capabilities.”
 
Born and raised in South Dakota, Tschetter earned her J.D. with Sterling Honors from the University of South Dakota School of Law. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from South Dakota State University.
 
“Jennifer brings great experience and sophistication to the wide range of services we provide to our clients, and we are thrilled to have her on board,” Tallahassee Office Managing Shareholder Christine Davis Graves said.

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