Michael Cooper is the Co-Founder and Managing Member of MadisonJay Solutions LLC, a leading strategic regulatory advisor to the adult-use cannabis and hemp CBD industries that helps businesses develop robust, proactive regulatory strategies to grow and thrive in these fast-evolving areas. Michael draws on his time as General Counsel of MHW, Ltd., the leading provider of solutions for alcohol producers, and prior regulatory law practice at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP where he designed compliance programs, advised on regulatory risks for mergers and financings, and defended companies before regulators.
Michael currently serves as Co-Chair of the NCIA Policy Council, the organization’s think tank for cannabis policy. He is also the Chair Emeritus, and the immediate prior Chair, of the NCIA’s State Regulations Committee. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Michael also publishes and speaks frequently on topics related to cannabis regulation.