The COVID‐19 outbreak is creating a great deal of uncertainty in the global economy. Companies worldwide are facing unique legal and operational challenges related to the growing anxiety surrounding the outbreak. As this rapidly changing situation evolves, companies are working to navigate disruptions in their daily business, to anticipate potential changes to their operations as well as working to mitigate those risk factors affecting their employees. 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.
Gibson Dunn has created a multidisciplinary task force to assist our clients. Please feel free to reach out to any of the individuals identified below with questions or concerns. We will also be providing regular communications to our clients and friends addressing the many issues outlined below.
We are closely monitoring the guidance issued by government health officials and global health organizations. Our firm has a comprehensive business continuity plan in place and the necessary technology resources to continue to provide excellent client service through these challenging circumstances. Should temporary office closures become necessary to protect our lawyers, staff and communities, we are confident that our lawyers will remain well-equipped to assist clients with their ongoing needs without significant interruption.
This Gibson Dunn update outlines the current state of these measures as they stand in the legislative process, but these bills are constantly changing and will likely continue to evolve in the days and weeks ahead.
In this webcast, Gibson Dunn and Cornerstone Research discuss the potential implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for securities and derivative litigation.
On May 19, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order entitled “Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery,” which seeks “to combat the economic consequences of COVID-19.” The Order instructs agencies to “rescind, modify, waiv[e], or provid[e] exemptions from regulations and other requirements that may inhibit economic recovery.”
Gibson Dunn lawyers in London provide a summary and compendium of English law legal developments during the current COVID-19 pandemic as of May 20, 2020.
In the wake of closures and cancellations, consumer frustration has mounted, and scores of class action lawsuits have followed. Gibson Dunn examines the industries facing these lawsuits, describes the theories that plaintiffs are asserting, and provides some practical considerations and potential defenses for these lawsuits.
Gibson Dunn lawyers describe some of the Spring 2020 cases challenging COVID-19-related governmental actions on constitutional grounds.
Gibson Dunn identifies some of the key considerations for UK-based businesses when taking steps to comply with their health and safety obligations once certain groups of employees return to the workplace.
On May 15, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released the much anticipated loan forgiveness application for loans issued under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Areas of regulatory focus provide a helpful roadmap for companies and financial institutions, and reinforce the guidance we provided in our prior alert, to reduce the risk of drawing scrutiny.
Gibson Dunn reports on the steady pace of patent litigation and patent review filings during the COVID-19 pandemic, and notes that some aspects of ongoing patent litigation are also proceeding as usual.
In this webcast, join a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers in a discussion of ways for financial services businesses to manage legal and regulatory risks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gibson Dunn lawyers in London provide a summary and compendium of English law legal developments during the current COVID-19 pandemic as of May 13, 2020.