Awards and Rankings April 01, 2022

Jennifer Fisher selected as National Law Journal Cannabis Law Trailblazer for 2022

Jennifer Fisher was selected as a National Law Journal Cannabis Law Trailblazer for 2022. Cannabis Law Trailblazers highlights the most influential and innovative lawyers in the cannabis sector.

Fisher is co-chair of Goodwin’s Cannabis practice and a partner in the firm’s Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. She is known as the go-to legal advisor for all types of cannabis companies, from large multistate operators to emerging startups. Fisher also represents some of the leading investors in the cannabis space, as well as ancillary businesses providing products and services to cannabis companies. Fisher advises cannabis clients on strategic business decisions and transactions, regulatory compliance and litigation matters. She is considered a leader in the industry and has previously been recognized as a 2021 Leading Lawyer for Cannabis by The Legal 500 and was named to The American Lawyer’s Trailblazers West and Cannabis Law Report’s Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers. In 2019, Fisher was selected as the Cannabis Lawyer of the Year by the Cannabis Dealmakers Summit in recognition of the quality of legal service she provides to cannabis clients and the leadership role she has taken in the industry.

Fisher was recognized as a Trailblazer for her representation of investors and entrepreneurs who are innovating and growing the cannabis industry, as well as for her involvement in the Last Prisoner Project (“LPP”). Fisher formed a partnership between Goodwin and LPP to provide pro bono legal services to cannabis offenders and she serves as a Legal Advisor to LPP. Her work with LPP enables Fisher to be on the front lines of advocacy for widespread cannabis criminal justice reform.

Fisher’s practice also focuses on representing companies and individuals involved in government investigations and regulatory enforcement matters. She was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for her work in Criminal Defense White-Collar in both 2022 and 2021, and was named as a recommended lawyer by The Legal 500 in 2021 for White Collar and Criminal Defense. She has also been recognized as one of Northern California’s Super Lawyers in the area of white collar criminal defense.

Due to her longstanding commitment to pro bono legal work and community service, Fisher received an award for outstanding pro bono service from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the Bar Association of San Francisco Volunteer Legal Services Program.