Bloomberg Law
Nov. 16, 2020, 11:17 AM

ANALYSIS: In-House Attorneys Adapt as Covid Risks Shift

Dori Goldstein
Dori Goldstein
Legal Analyst
Amanda H. Allen
Amanda H. Allen
Team Lead–Regulatory & Compliance

Open floor plans are more conducive to contagion than productivity, and conversations about whose work is essential have been elevated to cultural discourse. As in-house counsel prepare to flip the calendar to 2021 they are flipping their mindset as well: from emergency response to the longer-term realities of a recession in a pandemic along with a flood of new federal, state, and local requirements to comply with.

Crisis responses to the onset of Covid-19 simultaneously, if not intentionally, sidelined many structural workers-rights safeguards and changed the calculus of corporate risk assessment. Many issues that have material impacts on compliance, budgets, ...

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