The Legal Intelligencer, Sept 19, 2019: John McMeekin to speak at ABA TIPS inaugural Cannabis Conf.

John C. McMeekin II, chair elect of the American Bar Association tort trial and insurance practice section, is slated to give opening remarks for the inaugural ABA TIPS International Cannabis Conference in Chicago on Thursday. The conference, “From Regs to Riches: Navigating the Rapidly Emerging Fields of Cannabis and Hemp Law,” brings together national and international stakeholders representing the legal and business interests of the grower, transportation, finance, regulatory, consumption method, enforcement and tort sectors. McMeekin is a partner in Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office and a member of the firm’s executive committee. He represents clients as local, national and trial counsel in environmental, toxic and mass torts product and related class actions, products liability, insurance coverage and aviation litigation. He graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law. McMeekin is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland and related U.S. District Courts. McMeekin is published in professional and law review journals on a variety of topics related to toxic tort and environmental litigation. He was recently elected chair elect of ABA TIPS. He currently serves as vice chair of ABA TIPS. He will assume the role of the section chair in August 2020. McMeekin also served the ABA as a council member, section secretary, the section revenue officer, chair of the toxic tort and environmental law committee, chair of the international law committee, and chair of the CLE board. He is currently co-chairing the corporate counsel initiative task force. In addition to his service with the ABA, McMeekin chaired the Philadelphia Bar Association environmental and toxic tort law committee and was a member of the Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court. Click here for the announcement published in The Legal Intelligencer.

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