Biography

Sarah provides a broad range of transactional and regulatory advice for clients in the health care industry, with a focus on issues affecting academic medical centers, large health systems, and community hospitals.

In the transactional area, Sarah has recently guided clients through complex hospital affiliations and provider network restructurings. Sarah advises hospitals and universities on a variety of regulatory matters including the Stark law and anti-kickback statute, HIPAA, state and federal licensure issues, human subjects research, and federal grants compliance. Sarah also frequently assists clients with a wide variety of contract negotiations, with a focus on clinical trial agreements, academic affiliation agreements, and international research collaborations.

Prior to joining Verrill, Sarah began her career as a member of the Health Care Group at Ropes & Gray LLP. She also worked in research compliance at a large hospital, where she developed a solid understanding of the operational side of an academic medical center. Sarah has also worked closely with the general counsel's office of universities and hospitals during times of staffing shortages, gaining further experience with the challenges facing in-house counsel.

Services/Industries

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law  (J.D., Order of the Coif)
  • University of Pennsylvania  (B.A., magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Firm Highlights

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...

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 &...

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...

Publication/Podcast

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

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...

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...

Blog

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

News

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

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...