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Porter Wright is committed to providing nimble, informed and efficient legal advice to clients regarding actual and potential local, national and global impacts from the pandemic.

Our interdisciplinary team of attorneys across our platform are monitoring developments in real time and assessing the issues impacting our clients. Our team cuts through the noise, distills the information overload and provides comprehensive advice and strategic guidance to our clients in these novel times.

Key areas

  • Antitrust and consumer protection
  • Banking and credit counseling
  • Bankruptcy and restructuring considerations
  • Business operations (essential and non-essential): continuance, exemption, modification and closure
  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and SBA guidance
  • Construction: commercial and residential multi-state operations
  • Corporate governance and securities
  • Crisis communications counsel
  • E-commerce and social media
  • Educational institutions counseling
  • Economic development (incentives and grants)
  • Employee benefits and leave: FMLA, paid sick leave laws, unemployment benefits, reduction-in-force (RIF) and severance agreements
  • Energy: operations, regulatory guidance
  • Environmental: remediation under state orders
  • Estates and trusts: preparation and execution under state orders
  • Exposure and policy notices and responses to employees, independent contractors, vendors, customers, contractual counterparties
  • Food and beverage manufacturing and distribution
  • Force majeure notices and responses
  • Government and regulatory affairs
  • Healthcare: patient care facilities, staffing, patient monitoring, HIPAA, regulatory compliance
  • Hospitality: customer, employee, vendor and regulatory guidance
  • Immigration and visas
  • Insurance, reinsurance and agent/broker/dealer
  • Intellectual property and patent considerations United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), infringement, trademark protection and litigation)
  • Interstate commerce under multiple state orders
  • Labor and employment: Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act compliance, workforce communications, work from home counseling, wage-hour and compensation guidance, unemployment compensation, employee privacy
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Manufacturing (essential and non-essential): continuance, exemption, modification and closure, physical distancing and other requirements
  • Multi-state dynamic regulatory compliance and legislative guidance
  • Privacy and data security guidance; consumer privacy
  • Real estate: sale/purchase, leases, titles, closings, property management, mortgage and rental relief
  • Retail: storefront and end-user delivery
  • Tax relief and advice
  • Workers’ compensation, workplace safety and OSHA counseling