Bloomberg Law
March 16, 2020, 8:56 PMUpdated: March 16, 2020, 10:59 PM

Late Davis Wright Aide Did Not Have Coronavirus (1)

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

A Davis Wright Tremaine executive legal assistant died from an underlying health condition after experiencing flu-like symptoms, and not from Covid-19, better known as coronavirus, a firm leader said.

Davis Wright closed its Seattle and Bellevue, Wash., offices last Friday after Lisa Carney, 60, was found deceased in her home the day before.

But Carney tested negative for coronavirus, according to a statement Monday from Davis Wright Managing Partner Jeff Gray.

The firm said it has asked all of its employees to work from home for the foreseeable future.

“We’re all still grieving this loss to our community and are making arrangements to celebrate Lisa’s life and service to the firm,” Gray said. “We’re grateful for our firm’s continued commitment to each other and our clients and for the outpouring of support from the entire legal community over the past few days.”

(Updates paragraph 4 to show that the firm is asking all employees to work from home, not just those in Seattle and Bellevue. )

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