Eric Berlin, General Counsel

Eric Berlin leads the US and global Cannabis teams at Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. Widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on cannabis and hemp law, Eric dedicates 100 percent of his work to clients involved in, or impacted by, the legal cannabis or hemp industries. He has worked on some of the industry’s biggest deals and counsels several of the top companies in the cannabis ecosystem. 


Eric’s own involvement in this area goes back more than a decade, when he worked pro bono with legislators and other interested parties to help draft and pass legislation creating medical cannabis programs in Illinois and Ohio. His groundbreaking efforts for businesses and industry organizations have been well recognized. He is ranked in Tier 1 for Cannabis Law by Chambers USA, earned “MVP of the Year in Cannabis Law” by Law360 in 2020, and was named a “Leading Lawyer in Cannabis” by Legal 500 US in 2021.


Eric graduated from Dartmouth College in 1989 and from Wisconsin Law School, Order of the Coif, in 1993.