Jennifer Tschetter has joined the Carlton Fields law firm’s national medical marijuana task force, the firm announced.
She departed Tallahassee’s Hopping Green & Sams, where she’d been since 2016.
The former general counsel, chief of staff and chief operating officer of the Florida Department of Health now co-chairs Carlton Fields’ 18-lawyer task force.
There, she will “represent medical marijuana treatment centers and other industry interests as they navigate a complex regulatory landscape,” the firm said.
That’s not all, Tschetter said in a statement.
“At Carlton Fields, I have a national platform and specialized colleagues who can assist my clients with their business and legal needs in areas including taxation, corporate transactions and securities, finance and banking, and cryptocurrency,” she said. “I am excited to join the firm’s outstanding team of knowledgeable and respected lawyers.”
During her tenure at Health, she oversaw rulemaking for the apportionment of trauma centers and presided over the beginning of the rollout of the state’s medical marijuana delivery system.
“Our clients will benefit immensely from Jennifer’s deep understanding of the inner workings of public agencies,” said Nancy G. Linnan, chair of the firm’s Government Law and Consulting practice. “Her proven track record in the rapidly expanding area of cannabis law, as well as several other regulatory areas, is an enormous boon to our capabilities.”
Tschetter also has been appellate and rules counsel for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
She received a bachelor’s degree in political science from South Dakota State University and her law degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law.
Tschetter will remain based in Tallahassee.