LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Barry Grissom, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas has joined Electrum Partners as its Senior Vice President of Global Policy and Corporate Counsel. Electrum Partners is an advisory services firm specializing in medical and recreational cannabis and ancillary businesses.
“I am honored to join such a highly respected and innovative company like Electrum Partners. Electrum has helped the nascent cannabis industry grow into a full fledged market force in a responsible and ethical manner, and I look forward to contributing to the further maturation of legal cannabis market,” said Mr. Grissom.
Mr. Grissom was appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas by President Barack Obama in 2010 and served as such until 2016. As U.S. Attorney, he assessed and resolved a wide array of civil and criminal cases, managed three offices and a large legal workforce of 49 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and 53 support staff, while representing the Department of Justice in diverse communities across his district. Mr. Grissom’s law enforcement priorities included national security, violent crime, drug trafficking, financial fraud and crimes against children.
As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Grissom was selected by Attorney General Eric Holder to serve as one of 15 members on the Attorney’s General Advisory Committee (AGAC), which advises the Attorney General on matters of administration and policy. As a member of the AGAC, Mr. Grissom contributed to efforts to reform the federal criminal justice system through his Smart on Crime initiative. He also served on several sub-committees, including Financial Fraud, Health Care Fraud Prevention & Enforcement Team, Terrorism & National Security (Cyber), Native American Issues and Civil Rights.
“We are elated to welcome Mr. Grissom to the Electrum Partners family and anticipate his extraordinary background and experience will help us take our business to the next level,” said Diane Katz, President of Electrum Partners.
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Electrum Partners adds value to your business through a combination of industry expertise and our extensive network of business associates and contacts. We assist with financing, corporate structure, market strategy, government relations, distribution partnerships and more. For Companies exploring the public markets, our experienced senior leadership team is well-versed in engineering the underpinnings of successful business entries and exits across the full spectrum of cannabis business verticals.