Press Release March 2, 2020

Alston & Bird Announces COVID-19 Coronavirus Task Force

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Alston & Bird has formed a working group to advise clients on the business and legal implications of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Spanning several Alston & Bird practices – including health care, corporate governance, capital markets and securities, labor and employment, litigation, and environmental – the Coronavirus Task Force can give insight and guidance to clients facing immediate questions and challenges about planning for or responding to the threat posed by the virus, including:       

Key areas of focus for the task force include helping public companies navigate the recent SEC request that U.S.-listed companies with operations in China disclose any coronavirus threats or risks in their financial reporting; advising health systems on board responsibility for overseeing policies and preparedness plans for public health emergencies, among other areas of risk, including federal and state laws regarding patient admissions and waste management and disposal from disinfection and patient treatment, including contaminated personal protective equipment; and working with employers to help promote business continuity, minimize business disruption, and assist in stopping or slowing the spread of the coronavirus in the workplace

The task force members have a history of working closely with the key government and regulatory bodies that are directing the U.S. response to the virus, including the White House; Departments of Defense, Health & Human Services, and Agriculture; SEC, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); and Congress.  

The following are the areas represented by the task force and the Alston & Bird attorneys responsible for them:

For more information about our Coronavirus Task Force, click here.

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