Speaker Bio


Michael Sampson

Michael Sampson

Partner, Leech Tishman

Michael H. Sampson is a Partner with Leech Tishman where he co-leads the Cannabis Industry Group and also leads the firm’s Insurance Coverage Group. Mike represents diverse clients in a variety of complex civil and commercial litigation and other matters across the country.

Mike’s cannabis practice includes advising 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, Mike also routinely assists cannabis dispensaries, REITs, and other cannabis-related businesses with various insurance coverage and risk management matters.