Cannabis Banking 101: A Lawyer's Perspective


Thursday, August 20, 2020 1 PM EST | 60 Minutes

Mike Kennedy, Green Check Co-Founder and Head of Product and Strategy, will be sitting down with John Geiringer, a nationally recognized banking attorney and Partner at Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP. The pair will discuss John's perspective on the risks and opportunities institutions must navigate when developing a cannabis banking program. Attendees will benefit from hearing John's experience as a former bank regulator, compliance consultant, and now regulatory attorney serving financial institution clients - including those that bank the cannabis industry.

Join to learn:

  • How state regulators are thinking about cannabis banking
  • Tactics for navigating the state and federal legal landscape
  • Critical questions all stakeholders must be able to answer
  • The impact cannabis banking is already having on community banking

Presented By

John Geiringer


Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP

As the Regulatory Section Leader of the Firm’s Financial Institutions Group, John concentrates his practice on regulatory, governance, and investigative matters involving financial institutions.

He is a frequent speaker and author in the financial institutions area on issues surrounding banking regulations, examinations, and enforcement actions. John teaches banking law and regulation at Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Graduate Program in Financial Services Law and serves on the board of advisors of its Institute for Compliance. He is the co-editor of the two-volume edition, Advising Illinois Financial Institutions, in which he wrote a chapter on bank enforcement issues, and is the co-author of the chapter “Bank Examination and Enforcement” in The Keys to Banking Law: A Handbook for Lawyers (2017). Read full bio.

Mike Kennedy

Co-Founder, Head of Product and Strategy

Green Check Verified

Mike leads Product and Strategy and is a co-founder of Green Check Verified. Mike has extensive experience working with banks and credit unions to leverage technology to better manage their compliance and risk functions. Mike deeply understands the cost and complexities involved with maintaining compliance from work with hundreds of banks and credit unions.

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