Chief Compliance Officer, Simplifya
11:30 am–12:30 pm - Unwinding the Web: Turning Regulatory Requirements into Compliant Operating Practices
Jordan Wellington, Esq., Director of Compliance at Vicente Sederberg LLC, graduated cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in May of 2009. Jordan served as the sole legislative staffer assigned to shepherd the legislation implementing Amendment 64 and the legalization of cannabis through the Colorado General Assembly. He then was hired by Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division to serve as the sole policy analyst and tasked with organizing the Division’s entire stakeholder engagement process and personally drafting most of the regulations governing retail and medical marijuana in Colorado.
Since joining Vicente Sederberg, Jordan has advised policy makers and regulators from across the globe on the responsible regulation of cannabis; including California, Spain, Minnesota, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Denmark, Germany, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Columbia, Alaska, and France. Jordan regularly participates in briefings and tours lawmakers from other states and countries through regulated facilities to provide in-depth information about how the regulated system functions. In these conversations, Jordan greatly enjoys working with local policy makers and stakeholders to craft unique policy solutions to address the differing social, demographic, and economic framework for each state or country.
In addition to his policy policy work, Jordan also created and now oversee’s Vicente Sederberg?s Compliance Department. The Department?s team of dedicated staff advise clients across the country on complying with the complex web of technical, operational, tracking, and record keeping requirements mandated by states and local governments. In managing the Department?s continuing evolution, Jordan is a Founder and serves as the Director of Compliance for Simplifya, a new company that provides a compliance software solution to cannabis businesses, cannabis compliance companies, and government regulators.