Biography

Pat concentrates her practice in health care law and employment law.

In her health care practice, Pat has served as part-time, in-house counsel as well as outside counsel to major teaching hospitals in Connecticut. She has considerable experience representing health care providers in a wide array of corporate and regulatory matters. Pat has assisted health care clients in structuring joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, and reorganizations. Pat also regularly advises hospitals on regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse issues, Stark Law compliance, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, contract issues, medical staff matters, and general hospital law issues. She has appeared in Certificate of Need proceedings before the Office of Health Care Access and represented providers in audits before the Department of Social Services.

Pat also advises business clients on employment matters, including compliance with state and federal wage and hour and anti-discrimination laws; preparation and review of employee handbooks, employment contracts, and severance agreements; development of employee policies; and general employee relations issues.

Pat and her husband have two grown daughters and reside in Easton, Connecticut, with their bulldogs, Gracie and Trixie.

Services/Industries

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law  (J.D., High Honors)
  • University of Connecticut  (B.S., magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Memberships

  • Past President, Connecticut Health Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Executive Board Health Law Section
  • National Health Lawyers Association

Honors

  • Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Healthcare
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Health Care Law, Litigation - Health Care (2017-2020)

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Firm Highlights

Blog

2019 Wrap Up: 10 Points for Reviewing Executive Employment Agreements

As 2019 ends and 2020 begins, many executives and their employers may be entering into, amending and revising, or renewing employment agreements. It is important for both sides to get it right. An executive’s...

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2019 Wrap Up: Tis the season to be jolly...and anxious...and depressed

The last decade has brought with it a significant increase in the number of claims stemming from allegations of discrimination or retaliation as a result of mental health conditions. While we often see an...

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2019 Wrap Up: New Tech, New Issues

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2019 Wrap Up: States Continue to Limit the Enforceability of Employee Non-Competition Agreements

Most employers use contracts to protect their customer relationships and proprietary information from unfair competition by employees. They must. If they do not, they may lose their ownership rights in such business interests. If...

Publication/Podcast

2019 Annual Employment Law Update Materials

On Thursday, January 31, members from Verrill Dana's Labor and Employment group, as well as some from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group, conducted a full-day seminar full of employment law related topics...

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Podcast: The Legal Perspective of Creating a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace

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Wage and Hour Update for the New Year

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Verrill’s Employment and Labor Wrap Up

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Annual Employment Law Update: HR 2020 - Vision for the Future

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This Week's Show: Space and Design in the HR World