Locke Lord LLP
Irina Dashevsky is a partner in Locke Lord’s Chicago office and serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Cannabis Industry Group. A seasoned commercial litigator with extensive experience managing and resolving disputes throughout all stages of litigation, Irina concentrates her practice on advising clients in the rapidly evolving cannabis industry. She regularly advises clients on legislative developments and legal issues associated with operating in the industry, including on topics ranging from obtaining state-level licenses in multiple jurisdictions to product labeling and marketing to developing appropriate internal policies and procedures. She frequently speaks and writes about cannabis-industry topics, is a Co-Editor of Locke Lord’s Cannabis Law Blog and was named to Law360’s Cannabis Industry Advisory Board for 2021. Irina’s litigation experience covers a wide range of areas, including insurance coverage defense, consumer finance defense, contract disputes, government contracts and regulation, gaming, real estate and complex mortgage foreclosures. Irina concentrates on representing financial institutions in individual and class action lawsuits arising under a myriad of state and federal consumer protection statutes, including FCRA, FDCPA, TILA and the TCPA. She previously served as Deputy Finance Director for The Competence Group, a political consulting firm specializing in campaign finance strategy for elected officials and candidates at the local, state and federal level.