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Coronavirus: Emerging Challenges

The coronavirus outbreak has created new and unprecedented challenges for institutions of every size around the world, and the leaders, employees, customers, vendors, and regulators of those institutions face complicated legal issues requiring the exercise of judgment, knowledge and experience. To guide our clients through this crisis, Arnold & Porter has established a multidisciplinary Task Force with the crisis management, regulatory, litigation and transactional expertise necessary to plan for and navigate the impact of this pandemic. We are counseling clients on a wide range of legal and crisis management issues including labor and employment; workplace safety and employee benefits; supply chain interruptions and underperformance; force majeure contract clauses; privacy; government contracts and national security; corporate governance and SEC disclosure; life sciences regulation, IP and litigation; legislation and appropriations; bankruptcy and restructuring; environmental impact; trade; and international arbitration.

Our Task Force combines the experience of former senior government officials with the expertise of highly ranked practitioners across the US, Asia and Europe, and is well positioned to offer counsel that incorporates legal and public policy advice across a wide range of impacted industries.

Our Task Force is co-chaired by Paul Fishman and Kristin Hicks. Mr. Fishman, former United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 2009 through 2017, leads the firm's Crisis Management and Strategic Response practice. Ms. Hicks is a partner in our Life Sciences and Healthcare Regulatory group focusing on the intersection of regulatory and government contracting issues.

We have been publishing Advisories on important topics of interest during this rapidly unfolding crisis that can be accessed below. If you would like to receive copies of these directly, please subscribe through the link below.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Some Public Company Consideration

Key Contacts

Anti-Corruption

Jonathan E. Green  John Tan

Antitrust/Competition/State Aid

Jonathan Gleklen  Sebastian Jungermann  John Schmidt

Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Michael D. Messersmith  Benjamin Mintz

China Practice

Jeffrey Yang  Yingxi Fu-Tomlinson

Compensation and Benefits

Jeffrey L. London  Charles Wachsstock

Corporate and Corporate Governance

Joel I. Greenberg  Sara Adler

Crisis Management

Paul J. Fishman

Environmental

Lawrence E. Culleen  Jonathan Martel

Financial Services

Kevin M. Toomey

Global Law and Public Policy

John B. Bellinger, III  Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.

Government Contracts

Craig A. Holman  Kara L. Daniels  Kristen E. Ittig

International Arbitration

Anton A. Ware

International Trade

Lynn Fischer Fox  Henry Almond

Labor and Employment

Dipanwita Deb Amar  David J. Reis  Joshua F. Alloy

Legislative and Public Policy

Eugenia E. Pierson  Sara Garofalo Linder

Life Sciences and Healthcare Regulatory

Daniel A. Kracov  Allison W. Shuren  Kristin M. Hicks  Andrew Shaoyu Chen  Howard Sklamberg

Life Science Commercial Agreements

Ewan Townsend

Litigation

David B. Bergman  John F. Hagan, Jr.

National Security

Charles A. Blanchard  Nicholas L. Townsend

Privacy and Cybersecurity

Ronald D. Lee  Alexander Roussanov  Nancy L. Perkins

Real Estate and Hospitality

William M. Bosch  Jeffrey H. Kapner

Securities Enforcement and Litigation

Daniel M. Hawke  Kathleen Reilly  Eric Whitney

Tax

Laurie Abramowitz  Benjamin Berk  David A. Sausen

White Collar Defense & Investigations

Paula Ramer  Debra E. Schreck

Perspectives

Employee Privacy With Respect to COVID-19
Coronavirus: Labor and Employment Advisory
COVID-19: Key Developments for FDA-Regulated Consumer Product Companies
Coronavirus: Multipractice Webinar
Small Business Loan Relief From CARES Act
Coronavirus: Multipractice Advisory
Competition Authorities Across Europe and Across the World Move to Clarify Permissible Cooperation to Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis
Coronavirus: Antitrust/Competition Advisory
Legal Considerations in a Negative Interest Rate Environment
Coronavirus: Corporate and Finance Advisory
Policy Developments Related to the Coronavirus Pandemic Part II: The CARES Act
Coronavirus: Legislative and Public Policy Webinar
Analysis of CARES Act for Non-Profit Organizations
Coronavirus: Tax-Exempt Organizations Advisory
EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Issues Temporary COVID-19 Guidance
Coronavirus: Environmental Advisory
Latest Guidance of the EMA and European and UK National Authorities on Crisis Management of Clinical Trials and Medicine Supplies During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Coronavirus: Life Sciences and Healthcare Regulatory Advisory
SEC Staff Expresses Its Views on COVID-19 Disclosures as Earnings Season Commences; Exemptive Relief Extended for Filings with Deadlines on or Before July 1, 2020
Coronavirus: Corporate Governance, SEC Reporting and Compliance Advisory
US Antitrust: FTC and DOJ Release Joint Antitrust Statement Announcing Expedited Review and Policy Guidance Regarding Collaborations Related to COVID-19
Coronavirus: Antitrust/Competition Advisory
Coronavirus Legislative Update: The CARES Act Becomes Law
Coronavirus: Legislative and Public Policy Advisory
COVID-19: Working With BARDA and FDA on COVID-19 Countermeasures
Coronavirus: Multipractice Webinar
Coronavirus and Declining Work—What Options Are Open to UK Employers?
Coronavirus: Labor and Employment Advisory
DOL Issues First Guidance on Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Coronavirus: Labor and Employment Advisory
SEC Staff Statement Regarding Manual Signatures in Light of COVID-19 Concerns
Coronavirus: Corporate Governance, SEC Reporting and Compliance Advisory Advisory
Litigation Advisory: Guidance for In-House Litigation Counsel Regarding COVID-19
Coronavirus: Litigation Advisory
Insider Trading on Political Intelligence: Challenges to Prosecuting Sitting Legislators
Coronavirus: Securities Enforcement and Litigation Advisory
California Employers Who Shut Down or Conducted a Mass Layoff on or After March 4 Must Still Provide Notice Under Cal-WARN to Take Advantage of Executive Order
Coronavirus: Labor and Employment Advisory
The Impact of Coronavirus on Existing Commercial Leases
Coronavirus: Real Estate Advisory
EU Commission Adopts Emergency State Aid Framework to Enable EU Member States to Support Businesses in the COVID-19 Outbreak
Coronavirus: Antitrust/Competition, Corporate and Finance Advisory
Key Issues in Loan Agreements Relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Coronavirus: Corporate and Finance Advisory
Managing Capital Markets Debt Obligations in the Coronavirus Crisis: A Liability Management Primer
Coronavirus: Corporate and Finance Advisory
NYS Temporarily Lifts Prohibition on Virtual-Only Annual Meetings
Coronavirus: Corporate Governance, SEC Reporting and Compliance Advisory
"Do Not Travel": FAQ on The Coronavirus Travel Advisory
Coronavirus: Global Law and Public Policy Advisory
The Coronavirus Crisis—Consider Your Contract Notice Provisions in Light of Office Closures
Coronavirus: Corporate Advisory
Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Respond to Distress in Your Business
Coronavirus: Bankruptcy and Restructuring Advisory
Expanding Telehealth Services to Fight COVID-19
Coronavirus: Life Sciences and Healthcare Regulatory Advisory
Considerations for US Publicly Traded Bank Holding Companies Considering Share Buybacks During Coronavirus Pandemic
Coronavirus: Financial Services Advisory
European Commission Approves First COVID-19 State Aid Scheme Within 24 Hours: Germany Announces Measures to Assist German Businesses
Coronavirus: Antitrust/Competition Advisory
Coronavirus: Important Issues for Hospitality Industry Owners, Operators and Lenders
Coronavirus: Hospitality, Legislative and Public Policy Webinar
The Coronavirus Crisis: What Companies Need to Know About Congressional Actions to Date and the Likely Next Legislative Steps on the Road to Recovery
Coronavirus: Legislative and Public Policy Webinar
The President Invokes the Defense Production Act in Response to COVID-19
Coronavirus: Government Contracts, Life Sciences and Healthcare Regulatory Advisory
Help in a Time of COVID-19: Providing Humanitarian Assistance to Those in Need in Countries Subject to US Economic Sanctions
Coronavirus: Global Law & Public Policy Advisory
California Suspends State WARN Law Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Coronavirus: Labor and Employment Advisory
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed Into Law by President Trump, Will Take Effect No Later Than April 2, 2020
Coronavirus: Labor and Employment, Legislative and Public Policy Advisory
Considerations for Conducting Annual Meetings in Light of COVID-19 Concerns
Coronavirus: Corporate Governance, SEC Reporting and Compliance Advisory
Coronavirus: Important Issues for Hospitality Industry Owners, Operators and Lenders
Coronavirus: Hospitality Industry Advisory
Disinfecting for COVID-19: The Role of the US Environmental Protection Agency
Coronavirus: Consumer Products and Environmental Advisory
Financial Regulators Encourage and Expect Firms to Continue Assisting Businesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Coronavirus: Financial Services Advisory
Coronavirus Nonprofit Update: Financial Assistance to Employees by Employer-Sponsored Philanthropy
Coronavirus: Tax Advisory
Coronavirus Legislative Update
Coronavirus: Legislative and Public Policy Advisory
The Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act: Liability Protection for Suppliers of COVID-19 Countermeasures
Coronavirus: Life Sciences and Healthcare Regulatory Advisory
Emergency Exemptions From Environmental Laws Applicable to the Coronavirus Pandemic
Coronavirus: Environmental Advisory
FAQ on the Coronavirus European Travel Ban
Coronavirus: Global Law and Public Policy Advisory
FTC Announces Suspension of Early Terminations of the Waiting Period Under the HSR Act and Temporary E-Filing Procedures
Coronavirus: Antitrust/Competition Advisory
Preparing for the Impact of the Coronavirus on Your Supply Chain and Beyond
Coronavirus: Multipractice Advisory
Prepare, Communicate, Document, and Segregate—A Government Contractor's Guide to Addressing Performance Disruptions and Delays Related to COVID-19
Coronavirus: Government Contracts Advisory
Pandemic Coronavirus: Practical and Legal Issues for Employers
Coronavirus: Labor and Employment Advisory
SEC Issues Exemptive Order Relating to Coronavirus
Coronavirus: Corporate Governance, SEC Reporting and Compliance Advisory
What to Do When You Receive a Coronavirus-Related Force Majeure Notice
Coronavirus: Multipractice Advisory

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