Taft attorneys Dave Thomas, Janica Pierce Tucker and Devin Spencer recently wrote an article on Ohio cannabis law for the Columbus Bar Association's Legal Connections. The article, "Understanding the Haze of Ohio Cannabis Law: THC, CBD, and Senate Bill 57," provides key insights about the distinctions between THC and CBD, an overview of Ohio's Senate Bill 57 and the potential impact of CBD oil product legalization on businesses. To read the complete article, click here.
Thomas is the Taft Columbus Litigation practice group leader and a member of Taft’s Executive Committee. As an attorney in the firm’s Corporate Compliance and White Collar Criminal Defense practice, Thomas represents companies, public officials, health care providers and other professionals who are the subject of state and federal investigations and prosecutions. An experienced trial lawyer, Thomas has served as lead counsel in white collar matters ranging from ethics and public corruption to health care fraud, banking violations, government contract fraud, tax fraud, money laundering and environmental crime.
Tucker is a partner in Taft's Columbus office and serves as co-chair of Taft's Diversity & Inclusion Committee, a team of attorneys and senior staff who collaborate to create initiatives that advance a comprehensive mindset of inclusiveness in the firm's thinking and actions. Tucker focuses her practice on representing clients in all aspects of employment and labor law. She also represents primary and secondary schools and defends employers against a broad range of employment claims, including sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge matters.
Spencer focuses her practice on company, school district and employer liability under state and federal laws, including the ADA, FMLA, FLSA and Title VII. She regularly handles compliance issues, including job descriptions and applications, employment contracts, non-competition agreements and release and separation agreements.