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Covid-19 Opened a Pandora’s Box of Legal Problems, Stanford Says

April 15, 2020, 8:12 PM

The people who write memos about business risks -- namely, lawyers and auditors -- are having a field day with the coronavirus.

Stanford Law School on Thursday is launching a database that provides searchable access to about 4,000 memoranda covering legal, regulatory, accounting and governance issues related to Covid-19 issued by firms in the U.S. and overseas. The goal is to provide one-stop research -- at no cost -- for both experts and lay people on issues ranging from insurance to employment, and from telehealth to tax matters.

“This is free legal advice,” says Professor Joseph Grundfest, who serves on the faculty of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance and chairs the audit committee at KKR & Co. “It’s giving you a real time picture of the issues the law firms think are important to big corporate clients.”

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