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From Wachtell to Big Weed, Dutchie’s Top Lawyer Starts New Path

June 21, 2021, 3:34 PM

Dutchie LLC, a provider of delivery technology to cannabis dispensaries backed by some big names, has hired former Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz corporate associate Lauren Thomas as its first general counsel.

Thomas, whose hire has not previously been reported, officially started at Dutchie on March 15. The Bend, Ore.-based company announced a day later its $1.7 billion valuation following a $200 million Series C fundraising round and acquisitions of point-of-sale cannabis outfits Greenbits Inc. and Leaf Logix Technologies Inc.

“It dawned on me that I was going to be general counsel of three companies and help them integrate,” said ...