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

  • California
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

Clerkships

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

Firm Highlights

News

Verrill-law.com Named “Best in Category” at 18th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards

Horizon Interactive Awards Best of Category 2019 badge
Matter

Community Service

Portland Regional Chamber, Chair (2012-14) Trustee (2008-16; 2019- present) Portland Community Chamber of Commerce, President (2019- ) Trustee (2016-present) Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Trustee (2009 - present) Project Green Schools, Advisory Trustee (2017-present...

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...

News

PPP Loans May Trigger a Qui Tam Wave

On May 28, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly published an article, "PPP Loans Expected to Trigger Qui Tam Wave." In response to the 2020 financial crisis due to COVID-19, the Paycheck Protection Program was launched. Litigation...

Publication/Podcast

Webinar Materials: Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment

On May 28, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez and MassPay's Paul Carelis presented "Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment" and discussed unknowns and liabilities for businesses when returning to work begins. Our...

Blog

Hand Sanitizer Relief for Distilled Spirits Extension

Blog

BABLO Issues Guidance on Reopening

Matter

Political Service

Mayor, City of Portland (2005-2006) Portland City Council (2002-2008) Portland City Council Transportation Committee, Chair (2002-2005) Jetport Master Planning Committee, Chair (2005-2007) Greater Portland Transit District, Trustee (2002-2005) Narrow Gauge Rail Alignment Committee, Chair...

Publication/Podcast

PPP Math for the Self-Employed: And, Yes, There is Still Time

The Small Business Administration reports that as of May 23 it still had nearly $150 billion of untapped Paycheck Protection Program funds. The Program has been underutilized by self-employed business owners, in part due...

Event

Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting: Flexible Work Options

Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez will be presenting at the Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting. This month's chapter meeting will focus on flexible work options. Tawny will discuss how policy impacts...