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Tom serves as Director of Troutman Pepper Strategies. Tom has nearly a decade of policy and legislative experience through his work on and off of Capitol Hill. In his current role, Tom leads in the development of strategy, outreach, and advocacy of client initiatives before Congress and federal agencies. He has worked on a wide array of complex issues in support of public and private corporations, higher education institutions, national trade associations, among others. Tom joined Troutman Pepper Strategies in 2011 as a Legislative and Regulatory Assistant and most recently served as Manager.

The Biden administration and Democratic majorities in both the Senate and House could implement significant changes to federal tobacco and cannabis policy over the next two years. For tobacco, the change in party control of the White House and Senate will likely revive the debate around electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) products. For cannabis, the policy may shift toward outright reform (such as federal decriminalization or legalization), federal taxation, or the enactment of legislation beneficial to the cannabis industry.
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