Careers

Diversity & Inclusion

“We will recognize the talents of each individual and recognize that all of our employees have the potential to contribute to the success of the firm.” - from Verrill's Core Values

To us, diversity and inclusion are not only about race and gender; they are about creating a workplace that welcomes all generations, ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions, physical abilities, values, family statuses, backgrounds and experiences. We want our law firm to be a place where the best and brightest can build a career. We know that by fostering a respectful and inclusive environment, we are a stronger firm.

"We will foster teamwork, loyalty, collegiality and mutual respect in our workplace.” - from Verrill's Core Values

Recognizing the strengths of each employee is one of our Core Values. Our Total Quality (TQ) Initiative created a forum for all members of the Verrill team to voice their ideas to make the firm a better place to work. We understand that empowering everyone who works here to contribute to our business fosters an inclusive environment.

Here is concrete evidence of our commitment to diversity:

  • Verrill established a Diversity Task Force with the goal of our firm being a leader not only in terms of legal excellence, but also for our inclusive workplace that supports all of our attorneys and staff.
  • Verrill was the first law firm in Maine to elect a woman Managing Partner in 1992.
  • According to Law360, Verrill ranks among the top U.S. law firms for our percentage of female partners and surpasses the national average for female partners.
  • Verrill has been recognized among Law360's "Ceiling Smashers."
  • Verrill has ranked in the top 10 in the nation in the National Law Journal's "NLJ 500 Women's Scorecard" based on a combination of its total percentage of female attorneys and its total percentage of female partners.
  • We survey our attorneys and staff to ensure that we are taking steps that include and value them.
  • Our attorneys are active in organizations that broaden professional opportunities for underrepresented members of the legal profession, including the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association (CAPABA), the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, and the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM).
  • We recruit from law schools with diverse student populations and diversity pledges that mirror our own.

We are firmly committed to continuous work to build a more diverse and inclusive firm for our future.

Firm Highlights

Event

Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals

On Thursday, October 24, paralegal Jen Harrell will be presenting at the National Business Institute's seminar, "Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals." Jen will be covering the sessions, "Effective Use of Evidence"...

News

Verrill Welcomes Employment Law Attorney Scott Connolly

(September 30, 2019) – Verrill is pleased to welcome employment law attorney Scott Connolly to the firm’s Boston office. Leveraging his experience as both in-house and outside counsel to employers, Connolly guides clients through...

Publication/Podcast

7th Annual Maine Natural Gas Conference

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, Verrill and Pierce Atwood hosted our 7th Annual Maine Natural Gas Conference. Verrill attorney William Harwood and Pierce Atwood attorney John Gulliver led the day as our industry professionals...

News

Pipeline Expansion, Safety Focus of October 3rd Natural Gas Conference

Keynote Speakers Include Maine Public Utilities Commission Chair Philip L. Bartlett and University of Maine’s David Dvorak (October 1, 2019) – Verrill and Pierce Atwood will host the seventh annual full-day Maine Natural Gas...

Blog

Tip: Administrative Assistants Only Rarely Are Exempt From Overtime Pay

Matter

Employment Litigation: Discrimination and Harassment

Representation of a private equity owned medical group against claims of discrimination and harassment brought before the state Commission of Human Rights and Opportunities.

Matter

Employment Litigation: Wage and Hour

Representation of a national security solutions company against claims of discrimination and wage and hour violations.

Event

MAGI's Clinical Research Conference - 2019 West Program

On Monday, October 28, health care attorney Sarah Ferranti will be speaking at the MAGI Clinical Research Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sarah's session is entitled, "Managing Risk with Contracts: Informed Consent, Subject Injury...

Publication/Podcast

CMS Cracking Down on Health Care Fraud and Abuse

To increase provider and supplier transparency and accountability, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a final rule (Final Rule) with comment period that allows CMS greater ability to prevent fraud...

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The 7th Annual Maine Natural Gas Conference