Andrew Kline is NCIA's Director of Public Policy. In this new role for NCIA, Andrew will lead NCIA’s substantive public policy efforts, striving to prepare and protect the state-legal cannabis industry. He also leads NCIA’s Policy Council, a group of NCIA members interested in influencing federal and state public policy. Kline has a deep and celebrated background in public policy, law enforcement, and coalition creation/management. He is renowned for his ability to create solutions to complex domestic and global public policy issues that appeal to both private and public constituencies.
Prior to joining the NACB, Kline served as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for Intellectual Property Enforcement in the Executive Office of the President [Obama] where he led public-private partnership and public policy efforts to address online trademark theft, copyright infringement, consumer safety, national security, and the protection of domestic business interests globally.
Kline previously served as senior policy advisor to then-Senator Biden and Vice President Biden, and spent fourteen years as a federal prosecutor. Mr. Kline is admitted to the California, Colorado and District of Columbia Bars, and holds an MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.