Verrill's white collar defense team includes former federal and state prosecutors who have the perspective that comes only from having been on the other side. We pride ourselves in being savvy and creative in solving client problems, and recognize that the greatest victories come from avoiding charges altogether. We are also veteran trial lawyers, ready to mount an aggressive defense where successful resolution can be achieved only in the courtroom. We represent executives, individuals, and companies in all aspects of federal and state criminal and regulatory proceedings, including grand jury investigations, government enforcement actions, and licensing proceedings. Much of our work also includes internal investigations.

Where corporate wrongdoing has been alleged, from either the inside or the outside, we aim to protect the company with minimal business disruption. We draw upon colleagues in the firm with breadth and depth of knowledge in areas of tax law, securities law, immigration law, health care law, environmental law, employment & labor law, and business law.

In the context of the health care industry, government enforcement has both a civil and a criminal face — with investigations often beginning as apparently benign financial billing or audits by Medicare contractors or the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and ending in federal criminal proceedings under the federal False Claims Act or federal anti-kickback laws (among others) prosecuted by the Department of Justice. Our Health Care & Life Sciences Group has broad experience with such civil audits and works closely with the white collar group whenever the possibility of criminal liability or civil money penalties arises.

Firm Highlights


Massachusetts Health Care Bill Makes Several Significant Changes

While you were celebrating the New Year, Governor Baker signed Chapter 260 of the Acts of 2020, an “Act promoting a resilient health care system that puts patients first,” the result of the Legislature’s...


Verrill Ranked in American Bar Association’s Health Law Top 10 in the Northeast

(January 19, 2021) – Verrill was recently ranked third in the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section's Eighth Annual Top 10 Recognition for the Northeast Region. This is the sixth consecutive year that...


This Week's Show: Maintaining Mental Health at Work

On Saturday, November 21, Tawny interviewed Lindy Graham, LCSW and Founder of Wellspace Maine, and Celine Frueh, Human Resources Director of Allagash Brewing Co., for this segment of HR Power Hour. For this episode...


DOL Guidance on Missing Pension Plan Participants - Part II

On January 18, we published a blog post regarding new Department of Labor (“DOL”) guidance on missing plan participants. That post is available here , and describes the DOL’s guidance on Missing Participants...


Reporting Deferred Compensation on Form 990

Tax-exempt organizations often provide deferred compensation to their officers, key employees, and most highly compensated employees. Like current compensation payable to such employees, deferred compensation must be reported annually on Form 990, Schedule J...


The Regulatory Sprint is Over - What’s at the Finish Line Under the New Stark and AKS Final Rules?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) completed its “Regulatory Sprint” by finalizing changes to regulations pertaining to two federal fraud and abuse laws. On December 2, 2020, the Centers for Medicare...


Verrill Elects Two New Partners

(January 26, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce that two of the firm’s attorneys have been elected to partner, Anya Endsley and Sarah Grandfield, both members of Verrill’s Private Clients & Fiduciary Services...


Longroad Energy

Verrill represents Longroad Energy (“Longroad”) on its renewable energy work in Maine. Longroad is a Boston, MA-headquartered renewable energy company that develops and operates wind and solar energy projects throughout North America. Verrill has...


Swift Current Energy

Verrill represents the 100-megawatt Three Rivers Solar Project in Hancock County, Maine. Verrill assists the project with real estate and environmental permitting work, including negotiation of a protocol to allow the project to proceed...


Finding Teeth in Massachusetts' Prompt Payment Act

In Tocci v. IRIV Partners, LLC, Boston Harbor Industrial Development LLC and Hudson Insurance Co. (November 19, 2020, Sup. Ct. 19-405), the Massachusetts Superior Court granted summary judgment on a contractor’s breach of contract...

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