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Law Firm Coronavirus Response Centers

Law firms across the country have been moving quickly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by establishing emergency response teams. A selected list of law firm with a coronavirus response team appears below.

Law Firm Coronavirus Response Centers

Partial Listing of Law Firm Coronavirus Response Centers

Akerman LLP
https://www.akerman.com/en/perspectives/coronavirus-legal-update-center.html

Baker McKenzie
https://www.bakermckenzie.com/en/insight/publications/2020/02/corona-virus-resource-center

Crowell Moring
https://www.crowell.com/Practices/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Resource-Center

DLA Piper
https://www.dlapiper.com/en/europe/services/coronavirus-covid-19/

Frost Brown Todd LLC
https://frostbrowntodd.com/coronavirus-response-team/

Gibson Dunn
https://www.gibsondunn.com/coronavirus-covid-19-resource-center/

Holland & Knight
https://www.hklaw.com/en/case-studies/covid19-response-team

Paul Weiss
https://www.paulweiss.com/practices/transactional/coronavirus-covid-19-resource-center

Sidley Austin
https://www.sidley.com/en/insights/resources/coronavirus-resources

Stoel Rives
https://www.stoel.com/legal-insights/special-reports/coronavirus-resource-center

The Association of Legal Administrators has also published a helpful guide that addresses many aspects of law firm management in light of the coronavirus.
https://www.alanet.org/about/media-center/coronavirus-response

Legal Considerations in Law Firm Coronavirus Response Centers

In these challenging times when state, federal and corporate managers are racing to “flatten the curve” on the rate at which the coronavirus is spread, there are many pressing legal issues that move to the forefront. Employee-related concerns will hit most businesses, along with concerns about cybersecurity, safety, and insurance coverage. A few of the many legal issues are identified below.

Labor and Employment

  • Business travel policies
  • Employee privacy rights
  • Family Medical Leave Act and other benefits
  • Managing a remote work force
  • Wage and hour issues, including lay-offs and forced time off
  • Worker safety considerations and OSHA compliance

Cybersecurity and Privacy

  • Remote connections to corporate / municipal data networks
  • Security software on personal devices
  • Privacy of any health data collected in regard to employee COVID-19 symptoms

Insurance and Negligence Considerations

  • Insurance coverage under business interruption policies
  • Travel industry liability regarding passengers who carry the virus
  • Event cancellation insurance
  • Negligence claims for premises liability
  • Director & Officer (D&O) liability
  • Employment practices liability insurance (EPLI)

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Disclaimer

This article is provided for educational purposes only. It is not to be interpreted as legal advice or an opinion in regard to any topic discussed. The article should not be used as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state. Every situation is different and circumstances vary widely depending on the governing state law, policy provisions, and related considerations.

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