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Verrill Welcomes Employment Law Attorney Scott Connolly

September 30, 2019 Press Releases

(September 30, 2019) – Verrill is pleased to welcome employment law attorney Scott Connolly to the firm's Boston office. Leveraging his experience as both in-house and outside counsel to employers, Connolly guides clients through the full spectrum of legal issues that arise from the employment relationship.

Connolly regularly represents clients involving a wide range of employment claims in court and before federal and state agencies when litigation cannot be avoided. He also serves the legal needs of executives, professionals, and consultants as they enter and exit their key employment, partnership, and independent contract relationships, as well as with terms of employment, separation, equity, change in control, and other key business agreements.

Prior to his legal career, Connolly served as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, as such he attained the rank of Major and was awarded four Marine Corps Achievement Medals, two Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and the General Wheeler Award for Infantry Leadership.

Connolly received his bachelor's degree from Harvard College, cum laude, and earned his law degree from the Boston College Law School, magna cum laude. He was named an "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the New England Super Lawyers Magazine.

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