William Roark Serves as Course Planner for Major Medical Marijuana & Hemp Law Symposium 2020


William G. Roark

Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin is pleased to announce that William G. Roark was a course planner for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Major Medical Marijuana & Hemp Law Symposium 2020. Keynote speakers at the 2-day event included Mai T. Dinha, Esq., Asst. General Counsel for Marketing, Regulatory, and Food Safety Programs Division of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; Rep. Dwight Evans of Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District; and Sen. Sharif Street of Pennsylvania’s 3rd Senatorial District of Philadelphia.

Bill, who heads the firm’s Cannabis Law practice and is co-chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Medical Marijuana and Hemp Law Committee, has a long history of educating lawyers, college and law school students, and members of law enforcement on the state of the law. In his practice, as head of the firm’s Cannabis Law practice, Bill provides substantive, value-added regulatory advice to companies operating in Pennsylvania’s emerging cannabis market. Because he has remained on the forefront of the legislative development and implementation of the Act, Mr. Roark has been asked to present at various educational seminars--- teaching thousands of other professionals around the region.

This summer, Bill was selected as a “Rising Star” for 2020 by Law 360, a national publication that recognized 176 lawyers nationwide whose "legal accomplishments transcended their age.” Bill was recognized for Cannabis Law with just two other lawyers. For eleven consecutive years (2010-2020) Bill has been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars List. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Additionally, he is one of only thirty attorneys named to The Legal Intelligencer's 2018 “Lawyers on the Fast Track.”

An active member of the Montgomery Bar Association, Bill is a past editor of the Montgomery County Law Reporter, past chair of the Environmental Law Committee and a contributing editor to Montgomery County’s Civil Practice Manual. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania. A graduate of Bucknell University (B.A. Economics,cum laude, 2003), Bill received his law degree with honors in 2006 from Villanova University, where he served as a member of the Villanova Moot Court Board Executive Committee.

Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin is one of the leading law firms in Eastern Pennsylvania providing legal counsel to businesses, municipalities and individuals in such areas as business law, litigation, real estate matters, municipal law, cannabis and hemp law, environmental law, trusts and estates, family law, criminal law and personal injury matters. The firm’s singular focus is on achieving the best possible result for its clients. For more information, please go to www.hrmml.com

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