Kaival Brands Innovations Group, Inc. announced that it has appointed James W. Dobbins as Senior Vice President, General Counsel effective December 5, 2023. Mr. Dobbins joins the Company with more than three decades of legal experience. Most notably, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Turning Point Brands, Inc. He has expertise in corporate legal, public affairs and human resources matters including litigation, intellectual property, SEC reporting, M&A and structured finance, anti-counterfeiting, manufacturing, employment and regulatory affairs and compliance, marketing and sales, contracts, international sourcing (including China), governance, government relations, and FDA matters.
Prior to Turning Point Brands, he spent several years in private practice. Mr. Dobbins began his legal career with the law firm of Webster and Sheffield in New York. Prior to joining Kaival, he provided client counseling for litigation and other matters in various industries and served on the Board of Directors of both for-profit and non-profit organizations.
Mr. Dobbins earned a B.A. in Political Science and Mathematics from Drew University and a Juris Doctor (JD) from Fordham University.