Associate General Counsel, Cresco Labs
Erin Alexander brings a decade of legal experience in the highly regulated gaming industry to the cannabis industry. As an attorney with the Illinois Gaming Board for five years, she counseled the Board and its staff regarding all legal and policy aspects of Gaming Board functions, including the investigation and licensing of individuals and financial transactions with multi-jurisdictional components. After leaving the Board in 2011, she expanded the breadth of her investigative and compliance experience by working for Spectrum Gaming Group, a leading independent research and professional services firm for the gaming industry, on projects for jurisdictions new to casino gaming. She has also acted as a consultant for Illinois gaming companies, conducting compliance reviews and assessments. Erin’s cannabis experience includes representing a business involved in writing certifications for medical cannabis cards in Illinois, working with a company to draft standard operating procedures for an out-of-state dispensary and assisting a company with an application process in a jurisdiction that has recently legalized medical cannabis. She is a Director and the Co-Vice President of Illinois Women in Cannabis, an organization committed to ensuring that women have meaningful role in the success of Illinois’ Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. She is also Secretary of the Illinois Cannabis Bar Association. Erin received her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law and her B.A. in Political Science from Florida State University.