Biography

Rachel's practice encompasses a wide variety of transactional and regulatory matters for Verrill's health care clients, including health systems, hospitals, academic medical centers, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

In particular, Rachel has experience advising clients on Stark law and anti-kickback statute, HIPAA, state data protection and privacy laws, and state and federal licensure issues. Rachel also has a strong understanding of the various legal issues affecting the life sciences industry through a prior on-site placement at a pharmaceutical company, where she advised the company on issues related to clinical trials, market research, sales representative contracts, and vendor contracts, among others.

Prior to joining Verrill, Rachel worked as an associate in the Public Finance Group of Mintz Levin. While there, she served as Bond Counsel, underwriter's counsel and borrower's counsel for tax-exempt and taxable financings related to health care, housing, higher education, and economic development with a focus on 501(c)(3) health care financings.

Rachel received her law degree from Boston College Law School. While there, she served as a regulatory practice extern at the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission and as an intern at the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office in the Health Care Division, where her work involved health, pharmaceutical, and privacy matters. Rachel also served as a staff writer for the Boston College Law Review. Her note, "Uncharitable Hospitals: Why the IRS Needs Intermediate Sanctions to Regulate Tax-Exempt Hospitals," was published by the Law Review in 2014.

Prior to law school, Rachel worked as Assistant Director of Government Affairs for the Office of Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick.

Outside the office, Rachel enjoys exploring Boston's food and music scene with her husband, Jacob, and training for marathons with her favorite running partner, her Vizsla-mix rescue dog, Austin.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Boston College Law School  (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • McGill University  (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Boston Bar Association

Firm Highlights

Blog

Maine Solar Boom: Over 1.5GW of Distributed Solar Capacity in the Queue

Matter

Power Purchase Agreements

Represented a New York wind developer in proceedings in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island to obtain regulatory approval of power purchase agreements with utilities in those three states pursuant to their tristate clean energy...

Publication/Podcast

2020 Annual Employment Law Update Materials

On Thursday, January 30, members from Verrill's Employment & Labor group, as well as some from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group, conducted a full-day seminar full of employment law related topics that...

News

Verrill Again Honored for Commitment to Pro Bono Service

(February 19, 2020) – Verrill is honored to receive the 2020 Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) Firm Pro Bono Achievement Award, presented by VLP during the Maine State Bar Association Annual Business Meeting &...

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...

Publication/Podcast

Two Proposed Rules Aim to Increase Organ Donation in the U.S.

Event

Northeastern University RISE Expo

Verrill is sponsoring Northeastern University's RISE Expo on April 9, 2020. Our attorneys, Rob Hover, Dean Phelps, Lin Hymel, Beverly Hjorth, and John Powell, will attend and judge student's work, as well as interview...

Blog

SECURE Act: Change to RMD Trigger Age Should Trigger Your Attention Now

As summarized in our January 7 Client Advisory , the SECURE Act includes many changes that affect the design and administration of retirement plans. One of those changes is the increase to the trigger...

Matter

Change of Control of Emera Maine

Verrill represented Emera Maine, and its affiliates Chester SVC Partnership and Maine Electric Power Company (the “Utilities”), before the Maine PUC with respect to the Utilities’ request for Commission approval of the change of...

News

Verrill-law.com Earns Gold in the 2020 AVA Digital Awards Competition