Who We Are

Brady Cobb

 

 

Brady J. Cobb is an attorney, lobbyist, strategist and consultant based in South Florida who focuses his practice in the areas of regulated medical cannabis, Federal and State government relations and regulatory/administrative matters, commercial litigation, mergers and acquisitions and related commercial transactions. He serves as Chief Legal Officer to Liberty Health Sciences, Inc., which is one of the largest publicly traded medical cannabis companies with operations in the United States. Brady is embedded in the medical cannabis marketplace in the United States and Canada, and focuses his practice on state and federal lobbying and policy making, the development of regulatory systems and compliance with the same, complex license transfer/change of ownership transactions and related mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and compliance/shareholder disclosure issues with the TSX, CSE and NASDAQ.

 

Mr. Cobb has taken a lead role in the current United States Federal marijuana policy reform via his extensive network of political relationships in Washington D.C. and has formed a strategic relationship with the DC based governmental relations powerhouse the BGR Group, which is headed by Fmr. Governor Haley Barbour. Brady is deeply entrenched on a daily basis in a number of pending federal policy making initiatives including: (a) the passage of the Rohrabacher-Leahy amendment in the 2018 omnibus appropriations process to afford protections to the medical cannabis marketplace from DOJ enforcement actions, (b) the development and promulgation of new FINCEN banking guidance and/or legislation to foster a more favorable banking environment for medical cannabis companies as well as opening up the credit card processing marketplace to medical cannabis companies, (c) the development and promulgation of standards and best practices by the FDA for medical cannabis products with an aim towards the de-scheduling of cannabis for medical purposes from schedule 1 to schedule 3 of the Controlled Substances Act, and (d) the long term overhaul of current federal policy towards medical cannabis from prohibition to a regulated industry with all of the attendant benefits that come with a removal from schedule 1 including banking, tax benefits, removal of the risk of prosecution for state legal actors and related benefits.

 

Brady has also litigated complex cases in both federal and state courts across the United States and routinely handles administrative and regulatory matters before state and local governmental agencies. He has served as lead or co-counsel in over 15 jury or non-jury trials that were held in federal and state courts, as well as serving as lead counsel in dozens of administrative and quasi-judicial final hearings before state and federal agencies. Notably, Brady has been named to Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars since 2015 and to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and is regularly mentioned national and statewide news publications as an medical cannabis, insurance, litigation, legislative and regulatory law expert. Prior to forming Cobb Eddy, Brady was a director at Tripp Scott, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida which is a nationally recognized law firm that specializes in governmental relations, business law, and complex business litigation. Cobb still actively participates in the political process and serves on the host committees for candidates running for federal, state or local elected office.

 

Cobb holds a law degree from Barry University School of Law, where he was awarded the Book Award for earning the highest grade in White Collar Crime and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Florida State University. Cobb was also a member of the track and cross country teams at Florida State University.

 

Memberships and Admissions

Florida Bar

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

United States District Court for the Northern District of California (pro hac vice)

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (pro hac vice)

Registered Lobbyist before the Legislature and Executive Branch in Florida and the Federal Government

 

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