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Crowell & Moring has a multidisciplinary working group to help clients navigate the rapidly evolving business, legal and operational challenges associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. Our working group brings together lawyers with relevant senior government, industry, and private sector experience across a wide array of disciplines that intersect with this situation.  Drawing on relevant experience navigating similar crises, the group is able to provide practical and proactive guidance to business leaders, boards, and legal departments.  This guidance includes helping clients to understand the questions they need to ask and the business impacts they may not yet appreciate. For example, we recently created a Commercial Contracts Checklist designed to assist companies when reviewing commercial contracts for provisions that are likely relevant to minimizing business disruptions and losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, our Brussels office has launched an interactive tool to provide timely resources and help companies in Belgium answer questions with regard to compliance and other legal issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our focus is helping clients to anticipate issues, to take proactive steps, to develop appropriate responses, and to execute sound legal, business and operational plans.

Areas covered by our COVID-19 group include labor and employment, worker safety, supply chain disruption, global mobility, privacy, education, insurance, government contracts, international commercial contracts, health care system operations and preparedness, crisis management and continuity, health care reimbursement and regulatory changes, disputes and investigations, and a myriad of other areas affected by this evolving situation. The firm’s deep relationships with the key regulatory agencies involved in the COVID-19 response enable us to provide real-time guidance and insight to clients. Experience of our working group members includes extensive involvement with the government’s response to Ebola and Zika illnesses while serving in the Department of Homeland Security, advising clients across many industry sectors on SARS, and navigating insurance coverage issues arising after 9/11. Our COVID-19 working group takes a holistic approach, monitoring important governmental and policy developments and considering their implications as we help clients navigate the legal, commercial and operational impact of this outbreak on their business.

Areas in which we anticipate clients are facing immediate concerns include:

  • Government contract performance issues in the US and abroad.
  • Business Disruption and force majeure provisions in commercial contracts.
  • Supply chain disruption and other business continuity issues.
  • Hospital operations and capacity, patient safety, and medical supplies.
  • Insurance questions and coverage exclusions and limitations.
  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”)
  • Compliance with workplace safety issues and health care law.
  • Privacy and data protection policies and regulations.
  • Labor and employment issues, including employment mobility, and workforce disruption
  • Disruption of corporate internal and external investigations.
  • Oversight of public health policy and health care system preparedness plans.
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial reimbursement.
  • Lease issues for commercial properties.
  • Analysis and compliance with state and local “shelter-in-place” orders.
  • Critical Infrastructure designations.
  • Regulatory considerations and liability protections for products used in COVID response.
  • Tax relief issues including IRS collections, audits, and enforcement.
  • ERISA matters including changes with pension plan funding relief and executive compensation.

Attorney Contacts by Practice and Industry as well as our general inquiry email:

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"Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“COVID-19 Stimulus Law”) Section 3610 — Seeking Relief When Contractor Employees Cannot Perform as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic," Crowell & Moring Webinar (March 30, 2020). Presenters: Stephen J. McBrady, Skye Mathieson, Nkechi A. Kanu, and Charles Baek.
"The Big Picture: Top Ten Things You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Stimulus Law," Crowell & Moring Webinar (March 30, 2020). Presenters: James G. Flood, W. Scott Douglas, Paul J. Pollock, Scott A. Lessne, Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan, S. Starling Marshall, Thomas P. Gies, Jacinta Alves, and Jerrica Mathis.
"FTC Announces Resumption of Early Termination for HSR Filings," Antitrust Law Alert (March 30, 2020). Contacts: Shawn R. Johnson, Britton D. Davis, Kate M. Watkins, Connor Ahearn
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"FDA and TTB Allowing Distilleries to Produce Hand Sanitizers to Combat COVID-19," Tax Alert (March 30, 2020). Contact: John Fuson
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"COVID and the Courts: State Court Edition," (March 30, 2020). Contacts: Mark A. Klapow, Andrew Holmer, Amanda Shafer Berman, Eli Berns-Zieve
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"HR-Related Coronavirus Q&A: Our Answers to Your Questions," Labor & Employment Law Alert - Europe (March 30, 2020). Contacts: Emmanuel Plasschaert, Evelien Jamaels, Stefanie Tack
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"Insurers' COVID-19 Notepad: What You Need to Know Now," Insurance/Reinsurance Alert (Week of March 30, 2020). Contacts: Laura Foggan, Michael A. Sabino
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"Follow Up: White House Expands Invocation of Defense Production Act Authorities as Part of COVID Response," Government Contracts Bullet Points (March 30, 2020). Contacts: Alan W. H. Gourley, J. Chris Haile, John E. McCarthy Jr., Jonathan M. Baker, Troy A. Barsky, Mark A. Ries, Stephanie L. Crawford, Eric M. Ransom
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"Online COVID-19 Virtual Assistant – Stay informed about Government Regulations Affecting Businesses in Belgium," (Mar.30.2020). Contacts: Frederik Van Remoortel, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Evelien Jamaels, Stefanie Tack
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