News

Dave McConnell received an award from the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project for the most hours spent on a VLP case in 2015/16.

Shawn Doil, Paul Pietropaoli and Randy Creswell continue to aid and represent the Chapter 7 Trustee in relation to the Great Northern Paper bankruptcy case, by facilitating the transfer and sale of the former mill’s waste water treatment plant to the Town of East Millinocket for the benefit of its residents and the State of Maine. Through those considerable efforts, the Town’s and the State’s waste water processing and treatment needs will not be disrupted by the bankruptcy of the mill. Link to news article.

Joseph C. Siviski, an attorney at Perkins Thompson, has been accepted into the Lift360 Emerging Leaders Program.  This intense and selective program provides emerging business and professional leaders with leadership development training and mentoring in preparation for service on nonprofit boards and in committee leadership roles. Mr. Siviski’s primary focus at Perkins Thompson is business and environmental law, and commercial litigation.

In a recent federal lawsuit, Dave McConnell, Chair of Perkins Thompson’s Litigation Practice Group, successfully challenged a Maine law that permitted the importation of pharmaceuticals from foreign countries. Representing individual Maine pharmacists and several pharmacy associations in the action, McConnell helped persuade U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Torresen to strike down the law as unconstitutional on the basis of preemption by federal law. Judge Torrensen’s February 2015 decision followed over a year of heavily contested litigation, during which time McConnell’s team successfully fended off an attempt by the state to dismiss the case. Click here for media coverage about the case or to read the entire opinion. To learn more about Dave McConnell and Perkins Thompson’s Litigation Practice Group, click here.