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

Verrill attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith Elected to the Board of Governors of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Matter

Recovery From Surety and Professional Liability Carrier for Defective Turbine and Biomass Energy Facility Components

Our client developed a biomass fired cogeneration power facility to sell power back to the grid and to support its sawmill operations. As part of this project, it entered into a $13+ million contract...

Blog

Supreme Leak: NLRA Rights

For blog followers, you likely saw last week’s post reminding you to revisit your confidentiality policies in the wake of the leaking of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health...

Publication/Podcast

Massachusetts Employers Beware: Any Late Wage Payment Means Liability for Triple Damages

Matter

Procurement

We have assisted many owners, and contractors in design and construction contracting including: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company on over a billion dollars in projects in Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts...

Blog

Department of Labor Guidance and Federal Initiatives Counsel a Wait-and-See Approach for 401(k) Plan Fiduciaries Interested in Cryptocurrency Options

On March 10, 2022, the Department of Labor published Compliance Assistance Release 2022-01, 401(k) Plan Investments in “Cryptocurrencies” . The Release strongly discourages the addition of cryptocurrency (and other digital asset) options to the...

Publication/Podcast

New Rules for Apprentices on Energy Projects Come with Uncertainty for Contractors and Developers

On January 1, 2021, a new law went into effect setting benchmarks for use of apprentices on energy generation facility construction projects. Enacted in 2019, the law was part of “An Act to Establish...

Blog

Supreme Leak: Religion at Work

Over the last year, our society has navigated COVID-19 and rules concerning vaccination and masking. As a society and on this blog, we have discussed regularly the role religious freedoms play in the work...

Publication/Podcast

Connecticut’s new privacy law: What you need to know

As part of its growing privacy practice, Verrill is pleased to share this advisory on Connecticut’s new privacy law. Verrill is pleased to offer a sophisticated range of privacy and cybersecurity services. On May...

News

Groundbreaking Decision Released by Connecticut Supreme Court

In a groundbreaking decision released on May 10, 2022 arising out of an appeal argued by Verrill attorney Andrew Nevas on November 16, 2021 in front of the Connecticut Supreme Court , the Supreme...

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