Bloomberg Law
April 13, 2020, 9:31 AM

Brooks Brothers General Counsel Seeks Solutions in Covid-19 Era

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

What a difference a month makes.

In February, Brooks Brothers Inc. found itself embroiled in trademark dispute with Warren Buffett-owned Brooks Sports Inc. By late March the men’s clothing company, which was founded on April 7, 1818, was preparing to switch from making suits and ties to personal protective masks for medical professionals working to stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

Rachel Barnett, a former Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom associate who joined New York-based Brooks Brothers last year as general counsel, told Bloomberg Law that the transition has not been easy.

“I have worked more during the ...

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