Biography

Betsy's practice focuses on all aspects of corporate, antitrust, and health care law. She has extensive transactional experience in mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, venture capital financing, contract negotiations including domestic and international licensing agreements, franchise agreements representing both franchisors and franchisees, business tax planning, commercial lending, and equipment leasing. She has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate and health care antitrust counseling and investigations. She represents for-profit and nonprofit corporations, hospitals, clinics, and physician groups before the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general. She advises clients on matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Chinese tariffs, and Iranian sanctions.

Betsy was selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as a Top Woman of Law. Prior to joining Verrill, she was selected by Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun to serve as the Governor's Executive Counsel and was also appointed by Senators Inouye and McCain to a committee to draft amendments to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law  (J.D.)
    • Law Review
  • Kenyon College  (B.A., cum laude)
    • With Distinction

Public Service

  • Plan International USA, Board of Directors and Governing Board Chair (2012-present)
  • WaterFire Providence, Chair Emeritus (2015-present); Board Chairperson (2012-2015)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island

Memberships

  • American Bar Association: Section of Antitrust Law, Corporate Counseling Committee, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Pricing Conduct Committee; Section of Business Law; Section of Health Law; Forum on Franchising
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association

Honors

  • Recognized as one of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2014 Top Women of Law
  • AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Corporate/M&A (2020)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Corporate Law in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Business/Corporate, Health Care and Antitrust Litigation

To learn more about third-party ratings and rankings, and the selection processes used for inclusion, click here.

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Firm Highlights

Blog

DOL Proposes Amendments to QPAM Exemption

On July 27, 2022, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a set of amendments to Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 84-14, the so-called “QPAM Exemption,” which permits an investment fund [1] holding assets of ERISA...

Blog

2025 Is the New 2022: IRS Extends Deadline to Adopt SECURE Act Amendments and CARES ACT Waiver of 2020 RMDs Amendment

On August 3, 2022, the IRS released Notice 2022-33 , which extends the deadline for plans to adopt: all SECURE Act [1] amendments, optional or required (a summary of SECURE Act changes can be...

Publication/Podcast

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

Publication/Podcast

Hospitals Win 340B Medicare Rate Cut Suit, But When, How, and How Much They Will Recoup Remains Unclear

In a recent unanimous decision, the Supreme Court found that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), erred when it significantly reduced...

Blog

Charitable Promotions, Commercial Co-Ventures, Donors Choose, Round-Up, and Peer-To-Peer Solicitations

It’s not often that you get BIG news in Charitable Promotions Law. But last year, California passed a comprehensive law that goes into effect on January 1, 2023. So, for all of you brands...

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...

Publication/Podcast

New DOJ Task Force Announced Will Impact Health Care Providers & Prescribers in Northern New England

Major enforcement news was released today, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, for medical professionals and anyone working in or around the health care space in Maine , New Hampshire , and Vermont . The United...

News

Verrill Welcomes Back Attorney Stephen B. Segal to Firm’s Litigation & Trial Group

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...

News

Verrill Welcomes Attorney Clayton Brite to Firm’s Real Estate Group

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