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

Event

Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association Annual HR/Labor Forum

Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association will be virtually hosting their Annual HR/ Labor Forum on October 26th from 9:00AM to 11:15AM. Human Resources professionals in the Healthcare field face an ever-evolving labor and employment...

News

Portland Charter Commission Delves Into Balance Of Power Between Elected Mayor and City Manager

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, The Portland Press Herald reported that Portland’s charter commission has begun discussing the topic of balancing the power between the elected mayor and the city manager. Currently under the...

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...

Blog

Geoff Why to Moderate "The Future is Now: 5G Wireless Networks"

Publication/Podcast

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation 2021 Summer Client Advisory

Click here to view as a PDF. This Client Advisory summarizes developments in the law governing employee benefit plans prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We explain what these developments mean for plan sponsors and...

Blog

Myth Buster: Employers, Vaccine Information, and HIPAA

News

Jim Cohen Comments on Toxic Local Politics

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

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

Event

Maine State Chamber of Commerce: The Future is Now: 5G Wireless Networks

On October 26, Verrill telecommunications attorney Geoffrey Why will be moderating the virtual event, “The Future is Now: 5G Wireless Networks,” hosted by The Maine State Chamber of Commerce. The Wireless Summit will explore...

Publication/Podcast

House Democrats Propose Estate and Gift Tax Law Changes: Important Estate Planning Implications

Please note: this alert was updated on September 30, 2021. What you need to know : On September 13, 2021, the House Ways and Means Committee released its proposed tax plan to fund President...

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