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TerrAscend appoints Lynn Gefen as chief legal officer

TerrAsscend says Lynn Gefen brings more than two decades of in-house and law firm experience as well as public company knowledge to the company.

May 12, 2022   by CM Staff

TORONTO —TerrAscend Corp. has appointment Lynn Gefen to be chief legal officer and corporate secretary effective May 23, 2022.

TerrAsscend says Lynn Gefen brings more than two decades of in-house and law firm experience as well as public company knowledge to the company.

Gefen previously served in a variety of legal roles for multi-national companies in the insurance, beverage alcohol, and technology industries.

“With her extensive experience in high-growth, highly regulated industries, Lynn is the ideal person to lead our legal team,” said Jason Wild, executive chairman of TerrAscend in a statement.

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“We are thrilled to welcome Lynn to the team and look forward to leveraging her insights and expertise as we continue to expand and scale our footprint in some of the most attractive cannabis markets in the country.”

Most recently, Gefen served as deputy general counsel, chief risk and compliance officer and assistant secretary at HomeServe, a publicly traded provider of home repair service solutions.

She also worked for Diageo North America, a beverage alcohol producer focusing on regulatory matters, privacy and compliance. She also served Citrix Systems, a multinational cloud computing and virtualization technology company, where she led a team with global responsibility for corporate and compliance matters including securities, commercial transactions, litigation, governance, and employment.

Gefen began her legal career as an associate at Thacher Proffitt & Wood and Holland & Knight. Ms. Gefen received a J.D. from American University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida.

“I am honored to join the TerrAscend team.  I was drawn to the Company’s strong growth, commitment to compliance, and focus on its patients and consumers,” said Gefen in a statement.