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

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Firm Highlights

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

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

New IRS Determination Letter Program for 403(b) and 401(a) Plans

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News

Verrill Welcomes Associates Brody Haverly-Johndro, Maye Emlein, Victoria Larson, Chris Petronio, Abby Plummer, and Alexander Read

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Blog

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Publication/Podcast

The PHE is Ending: Do You Know Where Your Waivers Are?

While the pandemic is not over, the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is expected to expire soon, which means that a number of operational, safety, and billing standards that were waived at the beginning...

Event

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

Publication/Podcast

Maine PUC Clarifies Ability of Level 2 Projects to “Leapfrog” Level 4 Projects in Interconnection Queue

After months of uncertainty over the issue of whether Level 2 renewable energy projects can “leapfrog” Level 4 projects in the queue, the Maine PUC clarified one of the ambiguities. Specifically, in response to...

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...

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