Professor Cannon will teach Cannabis Law and Regulation at UCLA School of Law. He is currently President at Chartres Capital Management, LLC, a private equity firm with controlling and minority interests in firms across a range of industries including manufacturing, online media, and pharmaceuticals. He was formerly an investment banker with Morgan Stanley and Houlihan Lokey, where he served as a Director and ran bank M&A. Professor Cannon was a Senior Counsel in the Division of Enforcement and Counsel to one of the Commissioners at the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has advised some of the largest cannabis multi-state operators (“MSOs”), including one of the first U.S. cannabis companies to achieve a public valuation exceeding $1 billion.
Cannon received his B.A. cum laude from Duke University, his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania. He clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge Norman C. Roettger of the United States District Court of the Southern District of Florida (Miami). Cannon previously taught law at the University of Miami. Early in his career, Cannon taught at the University of Miami School of Law.