Kelsey Middleton

Kelsey Middleton

Regulatory Specialist | Vicente Sederberg LLP

Kelsey Middleton is a Regulatory Specialist at Vicente Sederberg, where she focuses on licensing and regulatory compliance. Recently she has focused her work on the Illinois adult-use market and supporting its social equity initiatives.

Kelsey is responsible for assisting a dynamic range of cannabis clients in obtaining state and local cannabis licenses, permits and approvals, and navigating the complex and rapidly evolving regulatory landscape of the cannabis industry. She routinely helps clients prepare the requisite applications and documentation for state and local licensing and permits, and facilitates communications with cannabis industry regulators to promote efficiency and compliance throughout the licensing process.

Prior to joining VS, Kelsey interned at the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation where she analyzed proposed cannabis legislation and approaches for enhancing the efficacy of cannabis social equity programs.

Kelsey obtained her Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law, where she was the Co-Founder and Co-President of the Cannabis Law Association, and External Relations Chair of the Black Law Students Association.