Biography

Dave is a business lawyer with over 40 years of corporate and litigation experience helping clients with complex insurance-related issues. He primarily represents insurance regulators concerning material insurance company transactions, examinations and reorganizations, as well as insurance companies and insurance agencies.

Dave has many years of experience representing insurance regulators and members of the insurance industry, including the following:

  • Insurance regulators in reorganizations of large property/casualty insurers
  • Insurance regulators respecting life insurers and HMOs
  • Insurance regulators in path-breaking multistate examinations of national insurers and in material transactions of first impression
  • Insurers and insurance agencies in corporate transactions and litigation matters

In addition, he has served as lead counsel in state and federal courts, including the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Boston College Law School  (J.D.)
  • The American University  (B.A.)
    • Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, listed 2013-2015 and 2017-2020

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Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Firm Highlights

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...

Blog

Four Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Chambers & Partners for Energy and Environmental Law in Maine

Verrill attorneys Juliet T. Browne, James I. Cohen, Gordon R. Smith, and Mathew J. Todaro were recently recognized for energy and environmental law in Maine in the 2022 Chambers & Partners Guide . Chambers...

Publication/Podcast

Hospitals Win 340B Medicare Rate Cut Suit, But When, How, and How Much They Will Recoup Remains Unclear

In a recent unanimous decision, the Supreme Court found that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), erred when it significantly reduced...

News

Verrill Elects Longtime Partner Scott Anderson as New Managing Partner

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...

Event

Annual Update Part 6: Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion - Top Legal Challenges and Best Practices for Your Company

Join Verrill for its sixth session of the 2022 virtual Labor & Employment Annual Update Series. Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez will discuss steps that employers are taking to embrace diversity in their hiring practices...

Publication/Podcast

New DOJ Task Force Announced Will Impact Health Care Providers & Prescribers in Northern New England

Major enforcement news was released today, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, for medical professionals and anyone working in or around the health care space in Maine , New Hampshire , and Vermont . The United...

Event

Implications of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act Webinar

Join Verrill's Robert Laplaca who will be presenting this webinar on understanding what risks confront gambling businesses operating on the internet. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed in 2006, but its implications...

Blog

Health Plans: PCORI Fee Is Due August 1, 2022

What is the PCORI Fee? The Affordable Care Act created a non-profit corporation, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (“PCORI”), to conduct research to help individuals, providers, and policymakers make better healthcare choices by advancing...

News

Verrill Partner Robert Ruesch Elected to American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law’s Governing Committee

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