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Verrill Dana Expands Health Care Practice Group in Massachusetts

July 18, 2016 Press Releases

(July 18, 2016) – Verrill Dana is pleased to welcome Katherine Chaurette and Sarah Trautz as Counsel in the firm's Health Care Practice Group in its Boston, Massachusetts office. With the changing landscape of health care and an increasing demand for legal services, the firm's Health Care Practice Group will now include nearly 20 attorneys.

"These are two of the most talented healthcare attorneys we have had the pleasure of working with over the years and we have been hoping they would be able to join us ever since I first arrived at the firm in 2011," Jeff Heidt the healthcare group's leader commented. "Their arrival at Verrill Dana is a wonderful development for our healthcare practice."

Katherine Chaurette, most recently the Vice President of Legal and Head of Health Law at Sanofi U.S., has extensive experience providing regulatory, compliance and legal analysis and advice related to pharmaceuticals and other areas of the health care industry. Previously, she was also senior counsel at Genzyme Corporation and a partner at Choate, Hall & Stewart where she worked with Mark Borreliz and Jeff Heidt, who are now both at Verrill Dana, for many years. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester and received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Sarah Trautz previously served as Associate General Counsel at Beth Israel Medical Center and Associate at Ropes & Gray. Like Kathy she too worked with several of the firm's attorneys in her prior employments and earned their deep professional respect. She has experience advising the medical research community on a variety of legal and compliance issues, as well as participating in internal and external investigations for the use of animals in research, the expenditure of federal grant funds, and the tracking of controlled substances. She received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and earned her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Verrill Dana's Health Care Group serves a wide variety of organizations in the healthcare industry and related professions with respect to a wide range of matters including academic and biomedical research, accountable care organizations and managed care, eHealth and health information technology, HIPAA/HITECH privacy and security, Medicare/Medicaid and third-party reimbursement, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance. Learn more about the group at www.verrilldana.com/healthcare.

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