Griffen is an attorney in Harris Bricken’s Los Angeles office, where he focuses his practice on corporate, transactional, intellectual property, data security, regulatory, and litigation matters across a wide variety of domestic and international industries.
As part of Harris Bricken’s corporate cannabis team, Griffen works closely with cannabis and hemp clients, whom he advises on obtaining licenses and permits, regulatory compliance, entity formation and structuring, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance issues, contract drafting and negotiation, obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights, and administrative appeals and litigation.
He also represents clients throughout a wide range of industries regarding compliance with United States, European, and Asian Internet, technology, and data security laws and regulations. He earned Certified Information Privacy Professional certifications for the United States and Europe from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. As a data privacy and technology attorney, Griffen has acted as counsel in response to numerous data breaches across the United States, and continues to regularly assist clients with website compliance, technology transactions, and drafting privacy policies along with other website governance documents.
In his practice as a commercial and intellectual property litigator, Griffen litigated high-stakes patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, entertainment, false advertising, unfair competition, and complex commercial disputes throughout the United States. Griffen has argued and won many dispositive and other motions, participated as a member of trial and arbitration teams, and argued before the California Court of Appeal.
Prior to beginning his legal career, Griffen studied music at the University of California, Berkeley. He then attended law school at Loyola University of Chicago, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal.
In his free time, Griffen enjoys traveling and studying languages.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Magna Cum Laude||Loyola University Chicago School of Law||N/A|
|CALI Awards for Highest Grades in Administrative Law, Advanced||Loyola University Chicago School of Law||N/A|
|Attorney||Harris Bricken||2016 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||2015 - Present|
|Central District of California||N/A|
|Central District of Illinois||N/A|
|LACBA Cannabis Section Newsletter||Hemp Extracts: The Dry Weight Problem||2021|
|Journal of Emerging Issues in Litigation||Empowering Consumers, California Privacy Laws Could Spell Trouble for Cannabis Companies||2020|
|Cannabis & Tech Today||Cannabis Track-and-Trace & Data Breaches: A Disaster Waiting to Happen||2020|
|JURIST||How the DEA is Interfering with Religious Use of Psychedelics||2020|
|LA Weekly||California May Ban Flavored Cannabis Vapes||2020|
|Loyola University Chicago School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2016|
|University of California, Berkeley||N/A|
|UCLA CannaClub||Psychedelic Law Presentation||2021|
|Case Studies Panel||CBD Considerations in the Pacific Northwest||2021|
|Ketamine, Psilcobyin and New Drug Therapies (Part 2)||Ketamine, Psilcobyin and New Drug Therapies (Part 2)||2020|
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