Biography

Ted is a corporate and securities lawyer with more than 40 years of experience covering a diverse array of matters and transactions, with particular focus on the representation of financial institutions and other public companies in disclosure and related corporate law matters.

Prior to joining Verrill, Ted spent more than 17 years as Deputy General Counsel for The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. While there, he had primary responsibility for legal support of PNC’s public disclosure and public company compliance. He was Head of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group, which also covered corporate governance, corporate finance, and other aspects of balance sheet management, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investing, and executive and equity compensation, in addition to disclosure. He was actively involved in implementing the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the governance, disclosure, and compensation provisions of the Troubled Asset Relief Program and the Dodd-Frank Act. He supported the Corporate Ethics Office, primarily in conflict of interest and financial or accounting-related issues.

Ted also has experience as a corporate partner in the Los Angeles office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. There, he generally handled matters similar to those for which he was responsible at PNC, representing buyers and sellers of businesses, private and public companies, underwriters and issuers, and private equity fund sponsors. A significant portion of his matters involved retailers, restaurants, and other consumer product and services companies.

A recent transplant to Maine, Ted enjoys the relaxed pace and lifestyle he finds there. As a lifelong, ardent baseball fan, he is willing to adopt the Portland Sea Dogs baseball team as his own. He is not going to drop his beloved but beleaguered Pittsburgh Pirates, however, for the local favorite Boston Red Sox.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Columbia University School of Law  (J.D.)
  • Carleton College  (B.A., cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • New York

Clerkships

  • Chief Judge Daniel M. Friedman of the U.S. Court of Claims

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

Federal Trademark Registration - Part 2

Matter

Recovery From Surety and Professional Liability Carrier for Defective Turbine and Biomass Energy Facility Components

Our client developed a biomass fired cogeneration power facility to sell power back to the grid and to support its sawmill operations. As part of this project, it entered into a $13+ million contract...

Matter

Procurement

We have assisted many owners, and contractors in design and construction contracting including: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company on over a billion dollars in projects in Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts...

Blog

Supreme Leak: Religion at Work

Over the last year, our society has navigated COVID-19 and rules concerning vaccination and masking. As a society and on this blog, we have discussed regularly the role religious freedoms play in the work...

Publication/Podcast

What's Notable In DOJ's 1st Cyber-Fraud Initiative Settlement

Verrill attorneys David G. Lazarus , Michael K. Fee , and Jeffrey Smagula recently wrote the article "What's Notable In DOJ's 1st Cyber-Fraud Initiative Settlement" published in Law360 . The article reviews the U.S...

Blog

DOL Signals Heightened Enforcement of Non-Quantitative Treatment Limitation Requirements

Introduction . When the U.S. Department of Labor issued its biennial 2022 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (“MHPAEA”) Report to Congress earlier this year, it outlined significant noncompliance by health plans. (Full...

News

Two Verrill Attorneys Appointed to the Connecticut Bar Association’s Pandemic Recovery and the Future of Court Technology Task Force

Blog

Supreme Leak: NLRA Rights

For blog followers, you likely saw last week’s post reminding you to revisit your confidentiality policies in the wake of the leaking of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health...

Publication/Podcast

New Rules for Apprentices on Energy Projects Come with Uncertainty for Contractors and Developers

On January 1, 2021, a new law went into effect setting benchmarks for use of apprentices on energy generation facility construction projects. Enacted in 2019, the law was part of “An Act to Establish...

News

Verrill Appoints Karen Hartford as Firm’s New Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair

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