Biography

Eric is a Boston-based lawyer focused on the insurance sector, representing state insurance regulators in the liquidation, rehabilitation and examination of insurance companies, as well as handling administrative, insurance coverage, reinsurance and other disputes and litigation.

Eric joined the firm in 1995. Before that, he served as

  • Assistant Attorney General, Administrative Law Division, Government Bureau, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (1991-1995)
  • Litigation Associate, Ropes & Gray, (1986-1991) and
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Walter Jay Skinner, United States District Judge, (1985-1986)

Eric has represented the liquidators of large property/casualty insurance companies in complex disputes with corporate claimants and reinsurers. He has also represented insurance regulators in examinations and reorganizations of insurers, in addition to representing insurers and others in coverage and other contractual disputes. These matters have involved litigation in the state and federal trial and appellate courts.

His reported decisions include In the Matter of the Liquidation of American Mut. Liab. Ins. Co., 440 Mass. 796 (2004) and Solis v. Home Ins. Co., 848 F.Supp.2d 91 (D.N.H. 2012). While at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Eric represented the Commonwealth, state agencies and officials in cases challenging statutes, regulations and administrative decisions in areas such as taxation, insurance and rate setting.

In his free time, Eric enjoys singing and is a member of the Jameson Singers.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Stanford Law School  (J.D.)
  • Harvard College  (B.A., magna cum laude)
    • Economics

Memberships

  • Board of Appeals, Belmont Zoning
  • Member, Belmont Town Meeting Member

Firm Highlights

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...

Publication/Podcast

Federal Vaccine Mandates: How to Respond to Ever-Changing Court Rulings

OSHA’s ETS, CMS’s Mandate, Federal Contractor Mandates, each of these federal vaccine policies have experienced legal challenges over the course of the last two months. On January 11, 2022, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez on...

Event

Maine State Bar Association Winter Bar Conference

Join Verrill Partner, Anya F. Endsley on Friday, January 28, 2022 for session ten of this year's Maine State Bar Association Winter Bar Conference, Estate Planning Under the New Rules. Anya, along with attorneys...

Blog

Elimination of Good Faith Relief for ACA Reporting

On November 22, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations that codify, among other things, an automatic extension of the deadline for furnishing IRS Forms 1095-C to employees. IRS Forms 1095-C are...

News

Verrill Welcomes Experienced Trust & Estates, Tax Partner Ruth Mattson

(January 5, 2022) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Ruth Mattson to the firm’s Boston office as a Partner in its Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group. Mattson advises individuals and families on estate...

Publication/Podcast

Courts Expand on Rules Regarding the Protection of Retirement Plan Assets

News

Pair of Recent Victories Hearten Counsel for MassHealth Providers

Verrill attorney David G. Lazarus was recently mentioned in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article "Pair of Recent Victories Hearten Counsel for MassHealth Providers." The article covers two appellate court decisions regarding the boundaries to...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

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

Blog

Attention Portland Employers: Updates on Mask Mandate, Hazard Pay

On Monday, Portland City Councilors took two significant actions that affect employers in Portland, Maine. First, the Council repealed an emergency order from March 2020, eliminating the hazard pay provision set forth in the...

Blog

BREAKING: The Supreme Court Blocks OSHA COVID Vaccine/Testing Rule (NFIB v. OSHA) and Allows the Healthcare (Medicare/Medicaid) Vaccine Rule (Biden v. Missouri) to Take Effect

In NFIB v. OSHA , the Court focused its decision on OSHA’s emergency temporary standards which require the Secretary to show (1) “that employees are exposed to grave danger from exposure to substances or...

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