Biography

Kristen assists Verrill's senior litigators with various aspects of their cases from inception through completion, including managing discovery, legal research and writing, and trial preparation. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation matters and family law.

Kristen's passion for providing pro bono legal service and her commitment to the Villanova Civil Justice Clinic earned her the Joseph R. Wenk Award.

Prior to joining Verrill, Kristen practiced as a commercial litigator in New York with a focus on insurance recovery litigation, representing individual and corporate policyholders in a variety of complex insurance recovery litigation matters.

When Kristen is not in the office, she can be found cooking, reading, and cheering on the Villanova Wildcats basketball team.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law  (J.D., cum laude)
  • Villanova University  (B.A., cum laude)
    • Dean's List, Phi Alpha Theta

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut

Honors

  • The Joseph R. Wenk Award

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

PPP Forgivable Loan Program: How to Do the Math

(Originally published 4/2/2020, revised 4/3/2020) Thousands of articles are circulating about the new Paycheck Protection Program under the CARES Act signed into law on March 27. Having a general idea about how this Program...

Publication/Podcast

PPP Forgivable Loan Program: An Update from the SBA

The SBA has published an interim final rule that describes the Paycheck Protection Program. This includes a useful explanation of various elements of the Program. The rule can be found online: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/PPP--IFRN FINAL.pdf...

News

Enforcement Issues with SJC Ruling for the Rockweed Industry

Environmental attorney Gordon Smith was quoted in the Machias Valley News Observer article, "One year after SJC ruling, enforcement issues plague rockweed industry," discussing the Ross v. Acadian Seaplant's decision in Maine. Questions about...

Matter

Management Inefficiency

Verrill represented Emera in its 2017 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC, which included: defeating Staff's proposed reduction to allowed return on equity for "management inefficiency;" approval of new expenditures, such as an...

Blog

CARES Act Imposes Limits on Executive Pay over $425,000 for Businesses Seeking Financial Assistance

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the $2 trillion assistance package known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was signed into law. The CARES Act provides a variety of...

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...

News

Verrill Signs Pledge in Support of Advancing Diversity & Inclusion in Connecticut Legal Community

(March 10, 2020) – Verrill has officially joined the Connecticut Bar Association in its ongoing commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the region’s legal community by signing “The Connecticut Legal Community’s Diversity &...

Event

Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting: Flexible Work Options

Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez will be presenting at the Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting. This month's chapter meeting will focus on flexible work options. Tawny will discuss how policy impacts...

Blog

With CARES Act, Congress provides retirement plan relief and group health plan changes

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, includes a number of provisions that affect retirement plan sponsors and participants. These provisions are designed to provide...

Matter

Management Audit

Verrill represented Emera in its 2016 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC. The case involved issues relating to significant new capital investments, including Emera's new customer information system and a controversial substation investment...