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Andrew Linden and Lana Ros Reappointed to New Jersey State Bar Association Cannabis Law Committee

Posted on July 14th, 2020

Andrew D. Linden, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Cannabis Law Industry Group, and Svetlana (Lana) Ros, also a Member of the firm, have been reappointed to the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Cannabis Law Committee for the 2020-2021 term.

“It is exciting to be able to continue my involvement with a great group of practitioners that will help shape the legal, regulatory, and business framework for this new and rapidly changing industry in New Jersey,” said Linden. “It’s been a pleasure and an honor to be involved in that process,” added Ros.

About the NJSBA Cannabis Law Committee

The committee studies the many legal issues in all practice areas that arise from cannabis within the health care industry, as well as potential consumer access. They continuously review the applicable legislation, make recommendations and suggest amicus advocacy positions, and inform and educate other attorneys about this new and ever-changing field. The work of the NJSBA committees is essential to advancing the interests of the association, the legal profession, and the public.

About Andrew Linden

Linden assists marijuana entrepreneurs, suppliers, growers, retailers, and investors to navigate complex statutory and regulatory schemes, including those related to permitting and licensing such as initial applications, transfers, expansions, changes to ownership, and related disclosures; distribution; and general business operations such as sales, storage of product, and recordkeeping. He assists clients in all tiers of the distribution chain regarding compliance and business law issues.

Linden also counsels alcoholic beverage manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers with all facets of their business. These include licensing and regulatory compliance, business formation, and product labeling. He has assisted craft breweries and distilleries with applications before the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control and retailers with applications before the local municipality. Linden provides guidance in connection with TTB federal permitting laws, advises clients concerning federal and state labeling requirements and approval processes, and helps them navigate state distribution and beer franchise laws.

In addition, Linden has ten years of experience handling complex business litigations, including construction matters, shareholder disputes, and warranty and product liability claims.

Linden has been named in “New Leaders of the Bar” by the New Jersey Law Journal as part of its 2020 Professional Excellence Awards for his impressive accomplishments and great promise in the legal profession and was included in New Jersey Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars” for Business Litigation from 2013 to 2017. He is a trustee of the Grover Cleveland Park Conservancy, which supports Essex County’s Grover Cleveland Park; is an active member of the Lehigh Lawyers Association; serves on the Borough of Caldwell’s Rent Review Board; and previously served on the Executive Committee for Young Lawyers Division of the NJSBA. Linden attended Seton Hall University School of Law, where he received his J.D., cum laude, in 2007.  He earned a B.S., with honors, from Lehigh University in 2004, majoring in Accounting and Marketing.

About Lana Ros

Ros focuses her practice on health care law, specifically in the area of civil and administrative litigation, with a concentration in professional licensure and general defense before government agencies providing oversight to the practice of medicine and dentistry. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting health care providers. Ros routinely represents health care professionals before federal agencies, including Medicare, Office of Civil Rights, and Office of the Inspector General, and state agencies such as Department of Banking and Insurance, Attorney General’s Office, and Department of Health.

As a member of the firm’s Cannabis Law Practice Group, Ros draws on her extensive knowledge and background in dealing with regulatory agencies to assist health care providers and non-health care clients to navigate the complex and developing area of medical cannabis. She frequently writes and lectures throughout New Jersey and New York on legal issues affecting health care professionals, such as medical cannabis, over-prescribing of medications, inappropriate conduct of practitioners, general licensure, health care-related cybersecurity issues, fraud and abuse, medical records, HIPAA, and employment law.

Ros is very active in the legal community. In addition to being a Trustee for the Somerset County Bar Association, she currently serves as its Continuing Legal Education Committee Co-Chair. Ros is also the Secretary for the New Jersey State Bar Association Health Law Section, a member of the Cannabis Law Committee for the New York State Bar Association, a member of the Healthcare Forum Steering Committee of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, and serves on the Supreme Court of New Jersey District XA Ethics Committee for East Morris and Sussex Counties. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2007 and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University in 2003.