WilmerHale has assembled a task force of legal authorities across the wide array of disciplines implicated by the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our lawyers draw upon their government and private-sector experience to counsel clients as they develop and execute plans to address the many challenging scenarios before them. Our lawyers are assisting clients with issues involving labor, employment and worker safety as the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat develops; anti-discrimination; contracts; disputes and investigations; privacy; trade; securities regulation, including disclosure; corporate compliance; healthcare; transportation regulation; pharmaceutical regulation; bankruptcy and restructuring; and many other areas affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Our coronavirus (COVID-19) task force is led by a former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, who oversaw the Department’s response to the international Zika and Ebola outbreaks—making him uniquely qualified to counsel clients on their coronavirus (COVID-19) response—and oversaw the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration, and 19 other agencies and offices in the third-largest department in the federal government. Our Strategic Response and Crisis Management Group is also involved in helping clients respond to diverse and dynamic challenges as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak progresses.
We are assisting clients as they develop legal and operational plans and protocols, draft foundational documents and agreements, engage in planning for scenarios that could arise with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), run tabletop exercises, and work with local, state and federal regulators involved in coronavirus (COVID-19) response to ensure seamless communication and cooperation when appropriate.
Our lawyers have managed clients through their most significant crises and know how to execute a comprehensive approach that focuses not only on the legal aspects of the challenge, but also incorporates the commercial, public and government affairs, and operational and policy implications of addressing the challenge in the current environment. This experience is critical to guiding clients through the complex, fast-moving and high-profile challenges related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).