Biography

Lisa is responsible for managing the financial operations of the firm, as well as providing strategic insight and leadership to position the firm for profitable growth.

Lisa joined the firm in 2010 as Verrill’s first Director of Finance and was elevated to the firm’s first Chief Financial Officer in 2022. As a member of Verrill’s Senior Leadership Team, Lisa collaborates with the Chief Operating Officer, Managing Partner, General Counsel, and Executive Committee to achieve the firm’s strategic goals. She also works closely with the firm’s lawyers and oversees a large team of managers and professional staff.

Lisa has played a critical role in the firm’s growth through three recent mergers and business combinations. In addition, she has been instrumental in a variety of key system implementations, has successfully optimized numerous business processes, and has partnered with the firm’s General Counsel to build a specialized new business intake team in line with best practices for loss prevention and risk management. Lisa also serves on the firm's Total Quality Management Committee.

Prior to joining Verrill, Lisa spent a decade in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston, where she serviced audit clients in the financial and regulatory compliance areas; collaborated with clients to resolve complex accounting and business issues; and developed and delivered training content internally.

Outside of the office, Lisa can be found spending time with her family and exploring the incredible landscapes and outdoor activities that New England has to offer. In recent years, she has participated in several triathlons and athletic events, many of which were to support charitable causes. Lisa appreciates the culinary delight that Portland, Maine has become and enjoys traveling to new places and immersing herself in different cultures.

Education

  • Bentley University  (B.S., magna cum laude)
    • (formerly Bentley College)

Memberships

  • Member, National Association of Legal Administrators
  • Officer, Downeast Chapter, National Association of Legal Administrators (2013-2016)

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Professional Accountant

Firm Highlights

News

Verrill Attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith Elected President of National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network

Event

Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (1st Session)

Blog

Proposed Changes to Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave Regulations

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has proposed changes to the regulations governing the state’s paid family and medical leave program. The proposed changes are intended to clarify the requirements related to...

Publication/Podcast

Amending Your Retirement Plans this Year for SECURE Act and CARES Act Changes

This post was updated on September 29, 2022. On August 3, 2022, the IRS extended the deadline for retirement plan sponsors to adopt amendments necessary to comply with the Setting Every Community Up for...

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...

Blog

Verrill Partner Mat Todaro selected to serve on the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources 2022 Fall Conference Planning Committee

Earlier this year, Verrill Partner Mat Todaro was selected by American Bar Association leadership to serve on the 2022 Fall Conference Planning Committee for its Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources. In this role...

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...

Event

Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (2nd Session)

News

The Boston Bar Association Adds Verrill Attorney David M. Friedman to Council

Publication/Podcast

BLM-Masked Employees of Whole Foods Lose Race Bias Appeal Regarding Dress Code

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