Verrill Welcomes Associates Grady Hogan, Mary Petronio, Peyton Sternfeld, Molly Strabley, and Julia Watson to the Firm
BOSTON, Massachusetts and PORTLAND, Maine – Verrill is pleased to welcome five new associates to the firm’s Boston and Portland offices – Grady Hogan, Mary Petronio, Peyton Sternfeld, Molly Strabley, and Julia Watson.
Grady Hogan joins the Environment, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group in the firm’s Portland office. Hogan brings a pragmatic and diligent methodology to regulatory and environmental matters at the federal, state, and municipal levels. Hogan ensures clients receive critical and comprehensive legal services relating to their regulatory compliance, permitting, enforcement defense, environmental litigation, and land use needs. During law school, Hogan worked as a Student Attorney at the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic representing clients in asylum and special immigrant juvenile status matters. His experience also includes legal internships with the Office of the Maine Attorney General and the City of Portland’s Corporation Counsel. Hogan was a member of the Maine Law Review and his case note, Avangrid Networks, Inc. v. Secretary of State, was published in Volume 73, No. 2. After graduating from law school Hogan clerked for the Honorable Wayne Douglas, Richard Mulhern, and James Martemucci of the Maine Superior Court. Hogan earned his bachelor's degree from Baters College and his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law.
Mary Petronio joins the Litigation & Trial Group in the firm’s Boston office. Petronio puts her experience to work serving clients throughout all stages of litigation, from drafting initial pleadings through assembling appellate briefs. Petronio works with Verrill’s team of senior litigators to conduct complicated legal research and engineer creative solutions to legal problems. During law school, Petronio served as a judicial intern in the chambers of the Honorable Allison D. Burroughs of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She also pursued an internship in the Trial Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, and worked as a summer associate at Verill before joining the firm full time. Prior to attending law school, Petronio studied international social movements and human rights in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and authored an undergraduate thesis at the University of Vermont’s Honors College. Between college and law school, Petronio worked as a legal analyst in Fenwick & West, LLP’s patent practice, where she honed a familiarity with intellectual property and an appreciation for innovation. Petronio received her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from the University of Vermont, and her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.
Peyton Sternfeld joins the Business Law Group in the firm’s Boston office. Sternfeld applies her critical thinking skills and attention to detail while addressing client’s complex insurance-related matters. Sternfeld supports Partners in providing clients with comprehensive, methodical, and individually tailored legal services with their insurance-related needs. While in law school, Sternfeld interned with the Honorable Judge Allison D. Burroughs of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts in the Criminal Division. In addition to her internships, she served as a teaching assistant for Constitutional Law and the First Year Writing Skills course. Sternfeld received her bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Michigan, and her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.
Molly Strabley joins the Business Law Group in the firm’s Boston office. Strabley applies her discipline, practicality, and strong record of being a team player to help clients, both big and small, at all stages of their existence, from start-up through acquisition. Prior to joining Verrill, Strabley worked as an intern for Legal Services for Children in San Francisco, served as a law clerk with a midsize firm, and completed the Summer Associate program at Verrill. Prior to law school, Strabley worked at a New England Boarding School as an Associate Director of the Annual Fund, a coach of many sports, and a dorm parent. Strabley received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, and her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.
Julia Watson joins the Litigation & Trial Group in the firm’s Portland office. Watson applies her strong background in legal research and passion for working with clients to her practice. During law school, Watson worked as a Student Advocate with the Compliance Policy Clinic, aiding two nonprofits in developing their internal compliance programs. She was also a member of the American Journal of Law and Medicine, where her note Synthetic Biology: State Regulation in the Biomedical Context was published in Volume 48, Issue 4. Prior to attending law school, Watson worked in health policy and consumer engagement for a Boston-based health policy nonprofit. Her work focused on aiding nonprofit hospitals and health systems in developing their community and consumer engagement programs. Watson received her bachelor's degree from Brown University, and her law degree from Boston University School of Law.
About Verrill: Verrill’s deep-rooted history dates back to 1862. Today, Verrill is a full-service law firm with more than 150 attorneys and seven offices throughout the Northeast. The firm’s attorneys provide award-winning client service to businesses and individuals across the country and around the globe in a variety of areas and industries, including construction, energy, food and beverage, health care, higher education, manufacturing, technology, and telecommunications, among others. For more information about the firm and its values, visit www.verrill-law.com.