Bloomberg Law
July 17, 2020, 12:51 PM

Harvard, Duke, Other Schools Turn to Big Law in Virus Lawsuits

Jerome Ashton
Jerome Ashton
Deputy Team Leader

Big Law is rushing to the defense of colleges and universities hit with lawsuits related to the coronavirus pandemic, and also striving to help those schools comply with fast-changing rules designed to protect the health of students and employees.

Big Suits: A laundry list of famed firms including Quinn Emanuel, Holland & Kight, Bryan Cave, and Jones Day, have been tapped to defend universities from Covid-19 related suits. According one tracker, 183 of such cases have been filed so far against schools in state and federal courts, and the barrage is unlikely to end soon.

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