Speaker Bio


Michael Sampson

Michael Sampson

Partner, Leech Tishman

Michael H. Sampson is a Partner with Leech Tishman and a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He is also Chair of Leech Tishman’s Insurance Coverage Group and Co-Chair of its Cannabis Group. Based in the Pittsburgh office, Sampson represents diverse clients in a variety of complex civil and commercial litigation and other matters across the country.

Sampson regularly advises U.S. and international cannabis-related businesses, as well as ancillary businesses servicing the U.S. cannabis industry. He frequently helps clients in the state-compliant medical and adult-use cannabis, as well as the CBD and hemp markets, comply with U.S. federal law (in particular, the federal Controlled Substances Act), understand the potential for aiding-and-abetting liability, navigate the conflict between federal and state laws, adhere to applicable state regulations, and protect their contractual rights. Bridging his insurance coverage and cannabis law practices, Sampson also routinely assists cannabis dispensaries, REITs, and other cannabis-related businesses with various insurance coverage and risk management matters, including, but not limited to, contractual risk transfer provisions.