Biography

Heidi is a go-to lawyer when it comes to health care regulatory and licensing issues. She has decades of experience successfully defending physicians, nurses, and other health care practitioners in front of their professional licensing boards.

Medical professionals, hospitals, and other health care entities rely on Heidi’s wealth of knowledge and experience to guide them in the defense of professional liability matters and other legal, regulatory, licensing, privileging, and credentialing issues. This includes advising health care practitioners and entities facing state or federal investigations, as well as providing clients with sound risk management guidance. Heidi is also an essential member of the team representing practitioners facing significant civil, criminal, and licensing claims.
In addition to her strong professional liability practice, Heidi also represents a number of national and multinational industrial equipment manufacturers in the defense of asbestos claims in New England.

Heidi is a lifelong Red Sox fan. She enjoys skiing, hiking, kayaking, sailing, and being outdoors with her family in each of Maine's seasons, and in all kinds of weather.

Services/Industries

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law  (J.D.)
  • Dartmouth College  (A.B.)

Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • New Hampshire State Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association

Honors

  • Received Katahdin Counsel Recognition for pro bono efforts

Court and Other Admissions

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

Firm Highlights

News

The Boston Bar Association Adds Verrill Attorney David M. Friedman to Council

Blog

The How and When of Separations from Service Under Section 409A

Readers who regularly work with deferred compensation plans will know that Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code (“Section 409A”) prescribes six events or times at which deferred compensation may be distributed to participants...

Event

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

Publication/Podcast

Amending Your Retirement Plans this Year for SECURE Act and CARES Act Changes

This post was updated on September 29, 2022. On August 3, 2022, the IRS extended the deadline for retirement plan sponsors to adopt amendments necessary to comply with the Setting Every Community Up for...

Blog

Proposed Changes to Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave Regulations

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has proposed changes to the regulations governing the state’s paid family and medical leave program. The proposed changes are intended to clarify the requirements related to...

Event

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

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...

News

Verrill Attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith Elected President of National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network

Publication/Podcast

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

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...

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