Sarah counsels hospitals, universities, research institutions, and biotech, pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and device companies on a range of regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters.

She regularly assists life sciences and academic clients in connection with sponsored, investigator initiated, and collaborative research studies including structuring of research arrangements, drafting and negotiating of contract research organization and clinical trial agreements, drafting of informed consent and HIPAA authorization documents, and advising in connection with FDA regulatory requirements for clinical investigations, secondary use of data and biospecimens, subject injury, and clinical trial reimbursement.

Hospital clients turn to Sarah to provide guidance on accountable care organization formation and structuring relationships with providers. Sarah also has experience advising on controlled substance matters, pharmacy matters, and the 340B program.

Sarah's practice also includes assisting clients on compliance with state and federal privacy laws, fraud and abuse laws, and professional and facility licensure requirements.

Before joining Verrill, Sarah worked in the health care group at Ropes & Gray LLP for 11 years, most recently as Senior Attorney.



  • Vanderbilt University Law School  (J.D., Order of the Coif)
  • Tufts University  (B.A., summa cum laude)

Public Service

  • Community Member, Judge Baker Children's Center Institutional Review Board (2010-2014)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts