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39 Verrill Dana Attorneys, Across Four Offices Recognized in 2016 Chambers & Partners Guide

May 31, 2016 Press Releases

(May 27, 2016) – Verrill Dana has been rated as a Leading Firm in six Maine categories and three sub-categories evaluated by London-based Chambers & Partners, one of the world's most respected legal research and publishing firms. The Firm was also recognized by Chambers & Partners for its Health Care practice in Massachusetts and in Connecticut for its Corporate/M&A, Healthcare and Litigation: General Commercial practices. Each year, Chambers conducts thousands of in-depth interviews with clients in order to assess the reputations and expertise of business lawyers across the United States in various practice areas.

39 attorneys from the firm overall, including 28 Maine-based, five Massachusetts-based, five Connecticut-based and one Rhode Island-based attorney, were acknowledged as Leading Lawyers in the fields of Corporate/M&A; Corporate/M&A: Bankruptcy; Energy & Natural Resources; Environment; Health Care; Labor & Employment; Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation; Litigation: General Commercial; Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance; Real Estate; and Real Estate: Timberland/Conservation. The individual attorneys recognized are:

Portland, Maine Office

  • Eric D. Altholz (Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation)
  • Scott D. Anderson (Environment)
  • Kelly L. Baetz (Environment)
  • Lisa S. Boehm (Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation)
  • Robert C. Brooks (Labor & Employment)
  • Juliet T. Browne (Environment)
  • Anthony Calcagni (Real Estate)
  • Roger A. Clement, Jr. (Corporate/M&A: Bankruptcy)
  • James I. Cohen (Energy & Natural Resources)
  • Kimberley S. Couch (Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation)
  • Douglas P. Currier (Labor & Employment)
  • Harold J. Friedman (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Gregory S. Fryer (Corporate/M&A)
  • David L. Galgay (Real Estate)
  • Martha C. Gaythwaite (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Gregg H. Ginn (Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation) *Senior Statesman
  • Mark K. Googins (Corporate/M&A) *Star Individual
  • Katie M. Gray (Energy & Natural Resources) *Up and Coming
  • William S. Harwood (Energy & Natural Resources)
  • Nathaniel Hull (Corporate/M&A: Bankruptcy) *Associate to Watch
  • Suzanne E. Meeker (Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation)
  • Richard G. Moon (Labor & Employment)
  • Charles R. Oestreicher (Real Estate) *Senior Statesman
  • James C. Palmer (Real Estate)
  • Raymond A. Pelletier (Real Estate: Timberland/Conservation)
  • A. Robert Ruesch (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Gordon P. Smith (Environmental) *Up and Coming
  • Karen Frink Wolf (Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance)

Boston, Massachusetts Office

  • Mark A. Borreliz (Health Care)
  • Kate Gallin Heffernan (Health Care) *Up and Coming
  • Jeffrey L. Heidt (Health Care)
  • Andrew P. Rusczek (Health Care) *Associate to Watch
  • Paul W. Shaw (Health Care)

Westport, Connecticut Office

  • Christopher M. Graham (Corporate/M&A)
  • Cheryl L. Johnson (Corporate/M&A)
  • Frank J. Silvestri, Jr. (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Patricia D. Weitzman (Health Care)
  • Barbara A. Young (Corporate/M&A)

Providence, Rhode Island Office

  • Elizabeth Murdock Myers (Corporate/Commercial)

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