Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

A powerhouse firm with the heart of a boutique, Kelley Drye values the success of our clients above all. Skilled practitioners in the areas of litigation, regulatory, real estate, corporate and bankruptcy combine talents to address the unique complexities of our clients’ legal challenges. We are practical in our advice and creative in our approach.

In an important step intended to expand marijuana research, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) unveiled a long-awaited rule proposal last week that would permit the agency to issue additional growing licenses for research-grade cannabis. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was highly anticipated: the DEA issued a Federal Notice last summer stating its intent to adjust the policies and practices of its marijuana growers program following a three-year wait since the agency first announced it was…
Illinois and other states are now on the second week of the extraordinary executive orders colloquially referred to as the “shelter in place” or “stay-at-home” orders.  Illinois’ version, COVID-19 Executive Order 8 (the “Order”), was issued by Governor J.B. Pritzker on March 20, 2020, is effective through at least April 7, 2020, but will likely be extended.  The requirements of the Order, and the practical takeaways from it for employers struggling to remain open for…