Biography

As the energy sector is swiftly evolving, Katie prides herself on keeping current on new developments and current regulatory compliance. Katie centers her practice on helping clients comply with the law all while helping them pursue their business goals.

Katie represents electric, gas, and water companies in a variety of matters before the Maine and New Hampshire Public Utilities Commissions (PUC) and counsels clients on strategies concerning regulatory compliance and managing the regulatory process. Katie assists clients with solving complex regulatory matters, including participation in Maine’s Net Energy Billing Program.

In addition to her work in the firm’s energy group, Katie is also a member of Verrill's litigation team where she represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of civil matters, including complex commercial litigation and catastrophic personal injury. Katie assists Verrill's skilled team of senior litigators with trial preparation, comprehensive legal research and writing, and is involved in all steps of case management.

Prior to joining Verrill, Katie worked at a private practice litigation firm, where she participated in the representation of individuals in personal injury, medical malpractice, and employment litigation. During law school, Katie represented numerous victims of domestic violence pro bono and successfully defended a New Hampshire Supreme Court appeal. Katie has a passion for oral advocacy, and competed on the UNH National Trial Team. She is a graduate of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program.

Before attending law school, Katie lived in Colorado, where she taught adaptive snowboarding and skiing to adults and children with mental or physical disabilities. Katie is an avid traveler and traveled solo around the world after college. When she is not in the office, Katie can be found outside hiking, paddle boarding, biking, golfing, or snowboarding. Katie grew up in Wells, Maine, and now resides in New Gloucester, Maine with her Partner Rich and their dog Sadie.

Services/Industries

Education

  • University of New Hampshire School of Law  (J.D.)
  • Eckerd College  (B.A.)

Public Service

  • Governing Council, New Lawyers Section, Maine Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire
  • Maine

Honors

  • Daniel Webster Scholar
  • Andrew J. Mead Fellowship

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire

Firm Highlights

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Virtual “Eggs & Issues”: Jim Cohen Interviews U.S. Senator Susan Collins

On March 10, Verrill partner Jim Cohen moderated a virtual “Eggs & Issues” business forum with US Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine). The March forum, hosted by the Portland Community Chamber of Commerce , covered...

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MPUC Issues Order Setting Forth “Discrete Electric Generating Facilities” Safe Harbor

Today, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) issued an Advisory Ruling establishing a safe harbor for the determination whether a generation facility is a Discrete Electric Generating Facility for the purposes of qualifying for...

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Maine Public Utilities Commission Invites Net Energy Billing Report Comments

Yesterday, the Maine Public Utilities Commission issued a request for comments related to the MPUC’s Net Energy Billing Report to the Legislature. The Commission broadly invited any interested person to submit information or comments...

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Verrill Attorneys Present on Issues in Maine Energy and Electric Utility Regulation

The energy and environmental landscape is constantly evolving. On Tuesday, April 22, 2021, Halfmoon Education Inc. presents a full-day, virtual program, "Issues in Maine Energy and Electric Utility Regulation," which will highlight the current...

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MPUC Adopts Safe Harbor for Determination of “Discrete Electric Generating Facilities,” a Qualification for Net Energy Billing and Distributed Generation Programs

Yesterday, all three Maine Public Utilities Commission Commissioners agreed to adopt a new standard for the determination of what facilities qualify as “discrete electric generating facilities” under the MPUC’s Distributed Generation and Net Energy...

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Maine Law Court Holds Citizen's Initiative Cannot Block CMP's NECEC Transmission Line

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Verrill Helps State’s Largest Solar Project Obtain Principal Environmental Permit

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