President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors could force at least two major law firms to begin requiring the shots by Jan. 4.
Sullivan & Cromwell and Baker Donelson have ongoing contracts with federal agencies though currently do not require all employees in their firms to be vaccinated, according to November Bloomberg Law and Bloomberg Government data.
They are among 26 firms that have ongoing contracts with federal agencies such as the Department of Defense or the Smithsonian Institute, according to Bloomberg data. Eighteen of the firms already require vaccinations for employees. Six of the firms, including Cleary Gottlieb, Hunton Andrews Kurth and Kilpatrick Townsend, did not respond to requests for comment.
The Biden administration mandate, if it survives
Sullivan & Cromwell and Baker Donelson did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Polsinelli told Bloomberg Law on Monday it has implemented a vaccine mandate.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has also published an
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So far, states including Arizona, Florida, Texas, and Georgia as well as some individuals have sued the administration over its vaccine mandate. The plaintiffs argue that Biden’s administration is not Constitutionally authorized to mandate vaccinations, but experts say the mandate is likely to survive.
The majority of the top 100 law firms in the U.S.