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May 2015

Mercedes Colwin to Speak at CLM Professional Liability & Municipal Law Conference

On June 4, Gordon & Rees New York office managing partner Mercedes Colwin will be a panelist at the CLM 2015 Professional Liability & Municipal Law Conference. The event will be held June 4-5 in Chicago, IL where “speakers from both the industry and law firm perspective will address hot industry topics addressing issues of concern to those who work in both professional liability and municipal industries.”

Colwin will speak in the first session titled “Legalization of Marijuana: Weeding Through the Issues." The panel will lead an in-depth discussion on the laws which currently shape the marijuana industry; discuss the policies which have developed throughout the country and which are likely to shape the next wave of laws in the industry; and address the many potential professional liability pitfalls which exist in the current landscape of the industry.

Colwin is a leading U.S. trial lawyer with 48 cases successfully tried to verdict. She represents corporate executives and Fortune 500 clients who rely on her and her team of attorneys and experts to handle legal matters. She is a legal analyst on the Fox News Network, where she regularly appears to discuss nationwide legal issues. In 2014, Colwin was named one of the Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys by Human Resource Executive. She has received numerous national recognitions, including Notre Dame Law School’s prestigious annual Graciela Olivarez Award, and was named by Forbes Business American Airlines as one of the six most influential women in America.

For more information on the CLM Conference, please click here.

Mercedes Colwin