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

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Verrill Welcomes Experienced Trademark Attorneys to Growing IP Practice

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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...

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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...

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

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Myth Buster: Employees Do Not Have to Be Affiliated With An Organized Religion to Be Entitled To A Religious Accommodation

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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...

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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...

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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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Copyright Litigation: Software

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

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Verrill Announces New Leadership Changes in Support of Its Plans for Strategic Growth

(September 29, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce that the firm has elevated Chrissie Eastin to Director of Human Resources and Robert Wright to Director of Office Operations as the firm continues to...

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