The COVID‐19 pandemic continues to create uncertainty in the global economy. Companies worldwide are facing unique legal and operational challenges as a result of the outbreak. As this rapidly changing situation evolves, companies are working to overcome disruptions in their daily business, to implement changes to their operations, to mitigate risk factors affecting their employees, and where possible, to resume business as usual. Gibson Dunn is equipped to provide strategic counsel and advise clients on how to best approach many of these key issues. We can develop and execute a comprehensive approach to guide clients through this complex and fast‐moving situation.
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We are closely monitoring the guidance issued by government health officials and global health organizations. Our firm's comprehensive business continuity plan and extensive technology resources allow us to continue providing excellent client service through these challenging circumstances. Our lawyers will remain well-equipped to assist clients with their ongoing needs without significant interruption.
In early January 2021, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued two interim final rules incorporating changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) prescribed by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act. Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss the key provisions of the interim final rules.
Gibson Dunn lawyers report on recent intellectual property law developments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic as of January 2021, and provides updates on various developments covered in previous alerts.
On December 21, 2020, Congress passed a massive $2.3 trillion, 5,593-page, bicameral and bipartisan year-end legislation package to fund the government and provide long-delayed coronavirus relief.
In this webinar, Gibson Dunn and Cornerstone Research will provide an update on COVID-19-related securities litigation filed since the pandemic began and corporate best practices
This Client Alert offers a “Playbook” for employers to navigate the choppy waters of the coming COVID-19 vaccines. We set out key considerations, both for employers who want or ultimately may be required to pursue a mandatory vaccination program and for employers who wish to encourage voluntary compliance.
On December 4, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced its first enforcement action against a public company for misleading disclosures about the financial effects of the pandemic on the company’s business operations and financial condition.
On November 25, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Gibson Dunn client The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, New York, holding that provisions of a New York Executive Order that imposed “severe” fixed-capacity restrictions on attendance at religious services likely violate the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment, were causing irreparable harm, and must be enjoined pending appeal.
In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers discusses the SEC’s enforcement priorities and key areas of risk in light of COVID-19.
California’s housing shortage continues as the state grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to mitigate delays in housing production throughout the state, California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed into law Assembly Bill 1561 (“AB 1561”), which extends the validity of certain categories of residential development entitlements.
The widespread economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19 poses distinct challenges for buyers and sellers seeking to identify M&A opportunities, as companies evaluate the impact of the pandemic on their businesses to date, and seek to predict its future impact.
On September 24, 2020, the UK Government announced its “Winter Economy Plan” – a series of employment and business support and tax measures intended to support the UK economy as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact economic output.
With talk about a second Coronavirus wave gathering pace, the German Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz) is proposing to extend the temporary COVID-19-related legislation of March 2020 significantly simplifying the passing of shareholders’ resolution, including, in particular, the possibility to hold virtual-only shareholders’ meetings.