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Crowell & Moring has a multidisciplinary working group to help clients navigate the rapidly evolving business, legal and operational challenges associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. Our working group brings together lawyers with relevant senior government, industry, and private sector experience across a wide array of disciplines that intersect with this situation.  Drawing on relevant experience navigating similar crises, the group is able to provide practical and proactive guidance to business leaders, boards, and legal departments.  This guidance includes helping clients to understand the questions they need to ask and the business impacts they may not yet appreciate. Our focus is helping clients to anticipate issues, to take proactive steps, to develop appropriate responses, and to execute sound legal, business and operational plans.

Areas covered by our COVID-19 group include labor and employment, worker safety, supply chain disruption, global mobility, privacy, education, insurance, government contracts, international commercial contracts, health care, crisis management and continuity, disputes and investigations, and a myriad of other areas affected by this evolving situation. The firm’s deep relationships with the key regulatory agencies involved in the COVID-19 response enable us to provide real-time guidance and insight to clients. Experience of our working group members includes extensive involvement with the government’s response to Ebola and Zika illnesses while serving in the Department of Homeland Security, advising clients across many industry sectors on SARS, and navigating insurance coverage issues arising after 9/11.  Our COVID-19 working group takes a holistic approach, monitoring important governmental and policy developments and considering their implications as we help clients navigate the legal, commercial and operational impact of this outbreak on their business.

Areas in which we anticipate clients are facing immediate concerns include:

  • Government contract performance issues in the US and abroad.
  • Force majeure provisions in commercial contracts.
  • Supply chain disruption and other business continuity issues.
  • Insurance questions and coverage exclusions and limitations.
  • Compliance with workplace safety issues.
  • Privacy and data protection policies and regulations.
  • Labor and employment issues, including employment mobility.
  • Disruption of corporate internal and external investigations.
  • Oversight of public health policy and health care system preparedness plans.

Attorney Contacts by Practice and Industry as well as our general inquiry email:

On-Demand Webinars

Webinar – COVID-19 Roundtable Discussion: Practical Guidance for Legal Departments, Business Leaders, and Boards
March 10, 2020

Please join us for an on-demand webinar that will discuss some of the key business and legal issues that companies are navigating in connection with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its cross-jurisdictional impacts. Topics will include supply chain disruption, labor and employment, employee mobility, commercial contracts, government contracts, health care, insurance coverage, privacy, crisis management and continuity of operations, and more.


Considerations for Global Employers During the COVID-19 Pandemic 
March 12, 2020

Ensuring Cybersecurity When Organizations Consider Teleworking and Remote Access
March 11, 2020

World Health Organization Declares COVID-19 to be a Pandemic 
March 11, 2020

OSHA Issues Guidance to Employers on Preventing Worker Exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 11, 2020

Collaborative Crisis Response: Antitrust Compliance & the Coronavirus Outbreak
March 10, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Spending Measure Waives Medicare Telehealth Restrictions
March 10, 2020

The Government Contractor Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Toolkit
March 3, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: Time to Review Force Majeure Provisions in International Commercial Contracts
February 13, 2020

Coronavirus: APEC Health Cooperation Imperative as Economic Integration and Interdependence Grows in the Presence of Health Threats
February 7, 2020

Insurers Keeping a Watchful Eye on Diverse Losses from Coronavirus Outbreak
February 5, 2020

Coronavirus: DHS Announces New Travel Restrictions on Certain Inbound U.S. Flights and Travelers from China, Including Medical Screening and Quarantine
February 3, 2020

Coronavirus: Key Issues for Employers
January 31, 2020

In the News

Risk Managers Advised To Prepare For Coronavirus D&O Claims
March 10, 2020 — Business Insurance
Related Professionals: Laura Foggan

Contractors need to make coronavirus preparations
March 9, 2020 — Federal News Network
Related Professionals: Michelle D. Coleman

Coronavirus Gives New Momentum To Paid Sick Leave Push
March 7, 2020 — Law360
Related Professionals: Trina Fairley Barlow

Coronavirus Outbreak Fans The Flames Of US-China Decoupling Debate In Washington
March 4, 2020 — South China Morning Post
Related Professionals: Robert Holleyman

The Coronavirus Threat w/Paul Rosen
February 26, 2020 — KGO 810
Related Professionals: Paul M. Rosen

Coronavirus’ Economic Impact (video clip)
February 23, 2020 — Fox 5 News on the Hill
Related Professionals: Andrew Blasi

Coronavirus Supply Chain Losses Could Be Tough To Recover
February 18, 2020 — Business Insurance
Related Professionals: Laura Foggan

Coronavirus: Major Tech Event Canceled As Bay Area Companies Stay Away
February 12, 2020 — San Francisco Chronicle
Related Professionals: Nicole Janigian Simonian

How Coronavirus Could Disrupt the Auditing of Companies
February 3, 2020 — The Wall Street Journal
Related Professionals: Paul M. Rosen