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OCTOBER 5, 2020John Goldmark, a Davis Wright Tremaine litigator and key member of the firm's cannabis industry practice group, has been named a 2020 MVP of the Year in Cannabis by the editors of Law360.

Goldmark recently served as lead litigation counsel in several high-profile matters for marquee cannabis clients, including Tilray, Privateer, Left Coast Ventures, and Leafly. His practice focuses on complex litigation arising from disputes over everything from intellectual property and contracts to ownership interests and distribution.

A partner in the firm's Seattle office, Goldmark brings rare versatility to the cannabis space. His broad experience includes handling significant cases in jurisdictions around the country, thanks in part to his extensive work for one of the world's largest technology companies.

His community service includes serving as a longtime trustee of the Legal Foundation of Washington, which builds support for civil legal aid for low-income people across the state.

Davis Wright was one of the first major law firms to establish a formal cannabis practice and is a recognized leader in the space. The firm's cannabis industry team focuses on cannabis-adjacent businesses—those that provide cannabis-related services but are not involved in actual growing or distribution. The team helps them navigate the risk factors and understand if and how they can legally do business in the cannabis industry.

The cannabis group also draws on Davis Wright's longtime excellence in areas such as advertising and media, IP litigation, white-collar defense, employment, and TCPA defense, as well as the firm's decades of experience helping clients navigate highly regulated sectors, such as alcohol, restaurants, and healthcare.

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