Speaker Bio

Michael McQueeny

Michael McQueeny

Counsel, Foley Hoag LLP

As counsel in Foley Hoag’s national Cannabis Practice, Mike provides trusted counsel to
start-ups and multi-state operators alike on issues associated with legislative/regulatory
development and compliance. He assists clients in drafting and securing competitive state
cannabis permits, having worked on winning applications in multiple states. Mike counsels
clients on complex issues of regulatory compliance, including through advising companies on

regulatory considerations associated with anticipated mergers and acquisition.

Mike has frequently been consulted as a point person for developments and insight for
several national and local media outlets including CBS News, News 12, Cheddar TV, ROI-NJ,
Fortune, The Washington Post, Benzinga, The Star-Ledger, NJ Cannabis Insider, NJBIZ, and New
Jersey Law Journal. He has also been the recipient of several honorary awards, including his
selection by New Jersey’s largest newspaper as one of 18 honorees as part of a series
focused on the people that helped shape the cannabis industry in New Jersey in the lead-up
to New Jersey’s adult-use cannabis referendum. More recently, Mike was selected for
inclusion on the “Insider 100: Cannabis Power List,” which recognizes leading influential
voices in the long battle to end cannabis prohibition.