Advanced Vapor Devices (AVD) announced the appointment of Doug Fischer as general counsel.

Fischer will work alongside AVD’s leadership team to be a resource for the company’s clients. He will direct the company’s legal affairs, including the global expansion of its intellectual property portfolio. Additionally, he will be supporting corporate development, including partnerships and M&A activity.

He brings more than a decade of legal experience inside and outside the cannabis industry navigating regulatory matters, leading corporate transactions, and designing and implementing compliance programs.

Prior to joining AVD, Fischer served as the general counsel of Ascend Wellness Holdings and Greenlane Holdings. He also served as the chief legal officer of the National Association of Cannabis Businesses.