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

News

Maine's Evolving Economy and the Future of Remote Work

On June 8, Maine Public published "The Future of Remote Work: The Outlook for Maine Employers and Workers As Offices Re-Open," covering its Maine’s Evolving Economy series that focuses on the shifts in Maine’s...

Publication/Podcast

Can Nonprofits Require COVID-19 Vaccines?

On June 10, employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez spoke with Maine Association of Nonprofits for its blog post "Help Desk FAQ: Can Nonprofits Require COVID-19 Vaccines?" As MANP continues to receive questions from...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

Blog

Massachusetts Now Requires Paid COVID-19 Leave for all Employees

Massachusetts now requires all employers, regardless of size, with Massachusetts employees to offer employees paid, job-protected leave for certain COVID-19-related reasons, including to get or recover from a COVID-19 vaccine. Massachusetts also has established...

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

Event

MAME's 32nd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

Please join us as we sponsor MAME’s 32nd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament! Proceeds go to the MAME Scholarship Fund to help support students interested in entering the manufacturing and trade industry in Maine. At...

News

Advice from Former Portland Charter Commission

On June 23, Portland Phoenix published an article, "Those who have been there predict Portland Charter Commission faces steep learning curve," discussing the organizational meeting with Portland's newly elected Charter Commission. In the meeting...

Blog

This Week's Show: New Tools to Coach, Counsel, and Cheer

On Saturday, July 17, David Ciullo, co-host of HR Power Hour, interviewed Christopher Lee, the Chief Human Resources Officer for William & Mary, for this segment of HR Power Hour. For this episode, David...

Blog

Future of Non-Competes: Insights into Executive Order Promoting Competition in the American Economy

Publication/Podcast

Portland Maine Business Podcast with Tawny Alvarez

On this week's Portland Maine Business Podcast , a podcast with Shelby Turcotte of Shelby Trained, he interviews employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez who shares stories that contributed to shaping her as a...

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