Careers

Total Quality

Verrill maintains a Total Quality (TQ) program designed to promote continuous quality improvement at the firm. Our TQ effort has become an integral part of the firm's culture, involving everyone at every level, in the effort to ensure that our firm offers the highest-quality service in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

Under our TQ program, every employee at Verrill is empowered to offer new ideas and suggestions about how we can provide better, more effective service to our clients. Combined with an enduring commitment to serve our clients and community, TQ enables us to take a step back and do things not the way they have always been done, but the way they should be done.

Over the years, more than 20 Total Quality Action teams have analyzed and improved processes and firm operations including communications, clear and concise billing systems, the organization of client files, wellness, sustainability, associate mentoring, and many more. These teams have profoundly changed the way our firm conducts business and have made an indelible impression in molding our approach to the challenge of providing high-quality service to our clients. Verrill remains committed to its TQ program, and confident that our TQ philosophy will continue to evolve and will remain one of the many attributes that set our firm apart from other legal service providers.

Firm Highlights

Blog

Verrill Attorney Gordon Smith Comments on Lawsuit Claiming Ownership of Maine Coastal Property

Event

Understanding Your Fiduciary Responsibilities Under ERISA

Employers have long understood the importance of fiduciary compliance with respect to 401(k) plans and other retirement plans subject to ERISA, and most have sound processes and governance structures in place to ensure the...

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

Publication/Podcast

Policies to Guide Employee Conduct and Respond to Misconduct

Scott Connolly, partner in Verrill’s Employment & Labor Group, has authored the chapter “Policies to Guide Employee Conduct and Respond to Misconduct” in MCLE’s book, Drafting Employment Documents in Massachusetts (4th Edition 2021). The...

News

Verrill Welcomes Jeffrey A. Smagula, Experienced Health Care and Life Sciences Attorney, Former Health Plan Compliance Executive

(May 12, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Jeffrey A. Smagula to the firm’s Boston office as Counsel in its nationally recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Group. Jeff Smagula brings to Verrill...

Publication/Podcast

Portland Maine Business Podcast with Tawny Alvarez

On this week's Portland Maine Business Podcast , a podcast with Shelby Turcotte of Shelby Trained, he interviews employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez who shares stories that contributed to shaping her as a...

News

Verrill Partner to Lead Firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group

(May 14, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce that Jim Cohen has been appointed chair of the firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group. Cohen, a former Mayor of Portland, is a long-time...

Blog

Prop 65: Will the “Short-Form” be Short Lived?

Enacted as part of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) requires businesses with ten or more employees that sell products in the state of California to...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

Event

Global Virtual Legal Project Management Summit

Contact Verrill at (855) 307 0700