Bloomberg Law
March 23, 2020, 9:30 AMUpdated: March 24, 2020, 10:11 PM

Coronavirus Crisis Upends In-House Counsels’ Work Routines (Corrected)

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

In-house lawyers are dusting off crisis management plans and reading contracts with a different eye as they try to guide U.S. business leaders through all the uncertainty caused by the novel coronavirus.

“Their CEOs are really depending on them, not just from a legal standpoint, but from a business leadership standpoint,” said Sonya Olds Som, a former Big Law immigration attorney who is now a partner at executive search and consulting firm Heidrick & Struggles International Ltd. “It’s great crisis management experience and a chance to show real leadership and value.”

The challenges are acute in the most disrupted industries ...

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