Please join the Columbia Alumni Association of Houston for a discussion on cannabis law with a local Columbia alumnus, Matthew Zorn.
Matthew Zorn is a partner at Yetter Coleman where he represents plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of commercial litigation matters, with an emphasis on patent and regulatory litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School with honors and served as clerk to the Honorable Rodney Gilstrap U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Recognized as an authority in the federal regulatory scheme relating to cannabis research and the Controlled Substances Act, he has published several articles ranging from IP issues to federal procedure and is one of the lead attorneys who pushed back on our state's unlawful smokable hemp ban that was partially upheld on appeal. He also speaks regularly on controlled substances regulatory issues, including at SXSW in 2022.
Matt was named to the Law360 2020 Cannabis Editorial Advisory Board and was honored as a 2020 Pegasus Scholar by American Inns of Court. He is recognized as "One to Watch" by Best Lawyers in America and as a “Texas Rising Star” in IP Litigation, Cannabis Law, and Administrative Law by Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers. The American Lawyer recently named Matt a finalist for Young Lawyer of the Year (Litigation) for 2022.