General Counsel Resources During COVID-19

We hope that you and your families are well and as safe as possible. We realize that you may be overwhelmed with information – and it will continue as laws, regulations, external and internal policies evolve at the organization, state, and national level. The rate at which we are experiencing change is exponential; a day seems like a week and a week seems like a month. There is a lot to absorb.

We want to keep our messaging clear and focused:
–  We are fully operational on a remote basis – all systems are go.
–  We are engaged in searches and will have lawyers starting new careers on a remote basis.
–  We can engage in additional searches.
–  We are happy to provide any traditional and non-traditional resources that we have – give us a call.

We have culled two resources that you may find informative in guiding and informing your leadership during these extraordinary times:

1. In-house General Counsels weigh in on COVID-19 related impact:
“In response to the unprecedented global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Morrison & Foerster surveyed 110 in-house general counsels from global corporations to understand how this unanticipated health crisis is impacting their businesses now and over the long term and what they perceive to be their biggest business challenges.”

“In terms of legal department workload, approximately three out of five of respondents (62.7%) report that their current workload has increased as an immediate result of COVID-19 while one out of five (20%) report that workload has remained the same but changed, reflecting that companies are shifting their regular business priorities to deal with these new and more immediate priorities. Many reported that this increase in workload is expected to continue for the next six to 12 months.”
Read the Full Survey

2. Assessing Management’s Effectiveness in Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis – A Quick Checklist for Boards
A comprehensive roadmap for Board or senior management in navigating the issues and added responsibilities during this prolonged and multifaceted pandemic.

Read the Full Survey