Guillermo Artiles has been selected to lead McCarter & English‘s cannabis practice.
Artiles, who previously served as associate counsel to Gov. Phil Murphy, replaces Deborah Shelton, a Washington, D.C. based partner who recently left the firm.
Artiles rejoined the firm in January to help lead its government affairs practice. In his new role, he leads a group of about 20 cannabis business attorneys.
He also serves as general counsel to the Blockchain Association of New Jersey, a group aimed at ensuring that the regulatory and statutory landscape in New Jersey is reasonably friendly to blockchain businesses while at the same time making sure proper consumer protections are in place.
He is based in the firm’s Newark headquarters.