Barak Cohen is a partner in Perkins Coie’s White Collar & Investigations practice, and the Litigation Lead in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Barak has significant expertise representing companies in the cannabis, CBD, and hemp industries, including companies seeking to do business in the food and beverage industry, investment banks, financial payment processors, and dispensaries, among others. Barak identified the growth potential in the cannabis industry at an early stage and has been a go-to attorney for companies in the space. Barak is a former Army officer (West Point) and prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice. Barak is the editor of the American Bar Association’s forthcoming treatise on cannabis law, a first-of-its-kind publication. He can be reached at BCohen@perkinscoie.com.