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

Verrill Attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith Elected President of National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network

Event

Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (2nd Session)

Blog

Verrill Partner Mat Todaro selected to serve on the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources 2022 Fall Conference Planning Committee

Earlier this year, Verrill Partner Mat Todaro was selected by American Bar Association leadership to serve on the 2022 Fall Conference Planning Committee for its Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources. In this role...

Event

Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (1st Session)

Matter

Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

Matter

Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

Blog

Proposed Changes to Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave Regulations

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has proposed changes to the regulations governing the state’s paid family and medical leave program. The proposed changes are intended to clarify the requirements related to...

News

The Boston Bar Association Adds Verrill Attorney David M. Friedman to Council

Publication/Podcast

Amending Your Retirement Plans this Year for SECURE Act and CARES Act Changes

This post was updated on September 29, 2022. On August 3, 2022, the IRS extended the deadline for retirement plan sponsors to adopt amendments necessary to comply with the Setting Every Community Up for...

Publication/Podcast

BLM-Masked Employees of Whole Foods Lose Race Bias Appeal Regarding Dress Code

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