Bloomberg Law
April 29, 2020, 10:00 PM

Cannabis Firm Curaleaf Taps Ex-FINRA Official to Lead Compliance

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Curaleaf Holdings Inc., one of the most valuable U.S. cannabis companies, has hired a new chief compliance officer following the departure of two former top in-house lawyers.

A spokeswoman for Curaleaf, which last year made a nearly $1 billion bet on cannabis oil, confirmed to Bloomberg Law that James Shorris joined the company last month as chief compliance officer. His hire had not yet been publicly announced.

Shorris spent four years as executive director of enforcement for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, where he oversaw investigations of broker-dealers as the top deputy to former enforcement head Susan Merrill. After Merrill ...