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November 8, 2019

Aleece Burgio Named Cannabis Team Leader

November 8, 2019—Barclay Damon announces Aleece Burgio, special counsel, has been named as the firm’s new cannabis team leader. In this role, she will lead and oversee multi-disciplinary team members in counseling clients across the full spectrum of hemp-derived cannabis-related legal issues.

Burgio began her legal career at a Portland, Oregon-based law firm and has experience working with both public- and private-sector clients, including state regulatory agencies, financial institutions, and licensed businesses. Her primary focus is structuring, licensing, and maintaining compliant hemp-derived cannabis businesses at the local, state, and federal levels. Outside the firm, Burgio serves as co-chair of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Cannabis Law.

“Aleece has been an invaluable asset on our cannabis team, using her deep industry knowledge and experience to successfully assist clients navigating this new regulatory terrain and emerging business environment,” John Langan, the firm’s managing partner, said. “We are thrilled that she accepted the new leadership position, and we are confident that she will drive our innovative practice forward to best support our clients’ needs as the hemp-derived cannabis field continues to grow and evolve.”

Barclay Damon’s cannabis team launched in July 2018, with its members having nearly a decade of hemp-derived cannabis-specific experience.

Barclay Damon attorneys team across offices and practices to provide customized, targeted solutions grounded in industry knowledge and a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses. With 300 attorneys, Barclay Damon is a leading law firm that operates from a strategic platform of offices located in the Northeastern United States and Toronto. For more information, visit our award-winning website at


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