Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force

A&B Coronavirus Task Force – FLASH UPDATES

Coronavirus Flash Update: April 3, 2020 

Coronavirus Flash Update: April 1, 2020 

Coronavirus Flash Update: March 30, 2020

Coronavirus Flash Update: March 27, 2020

Coronavirus Flash Update: March 25, 2020

Coronavirus Flash Update: March 23, 2020 

Coronavirus Flash Update: March 20, 2020

Coronavirus Flash Update: March 18, 2020

Health Care and FDA 

Health Care Advisory: Hospital EMTALA Obligations Under Recent COVID-19 Waivers

Health Care Advisory: CMS Issues Blanket Waivers from Physician Self-Referral Law Sanctions

Health Care Advisory: CMS Announces Expansion of Medicare’s Accelerated and Advance Payment Program

Food & Beverage / FDA Advisory: FDA and USDA Food Safety Response to COVID-19 & DHS “Critical Infrastructure” Classification of Food and Agriculture Sector 

Labor & Employment / Health Care Advisory: Health Care Providers with Exposure to COVID-19: What You Need to Know 

Food, Drug & Device/FDA Advisory: FDA Continues to Accelerate Availability of COVID-19 Tests

FDA Compliance & Enforcement Advisory: FDA Temporarily Postpones Routine Domestic Inspections 

Labor & Employment / Health Care Advisory: Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs for Employers

Health Care / Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response Advisory: COVID-19 and HIPAA: Privacy, Security, and Breach Response During a Global Pandemic

Food, Drug & Device/FDA Advisory: FDA Seeks Help to Solve Personal Protective Equipment Shortages

FDA Compliance & Enforcement Advisory: FDA Postpones Foreign Inspections Through April 2020: Considerations for Industry

Labor & Employment / Health Care Advisory: Coronavirus, Employers, and Domestic Travel: A Complicated Business Decision 

Health Care Advisory: Congress Expands Medicare Telehealth Benefit Amid Coronavirus Concerns 

Labor & Employment / Health Care Advisory: The Coronavirus: Employer and Workplace Considerations 

Labor & Employment

Labor & Employment / Health Care Advisory: Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs for Employers

Labor & Employment Advisory: Employee Leave Requirements Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Labor & Employment / Health Care Advisory: Coronavirus, Employers, and Domestic Travel: A Complicated Business Decision 

Labor & Employment / Health Care Advisory: The Coronavirus: Employer and Workplace Considerations 

Corporate 

Antitrust / Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory: COVID-19 Impacts Antitrust Deal Reviews: New Procedures and Delays

“Three Key Coronavirus-Related Strategic Risks to Consider,” CFO Magazine, March 4, 2020. 

Securities, Financial Services, and Finance

Financial Services & Products Advisory: Deadline for Reg BI and Form CRS Compliance Remains on Track

Investment Management Advisory: SEC Extends Timeframe for Regulatory Relief for Investment Advisers and Investment Companies

Financial Services & Products Advisory: How the CARES Act Will Affect Banking During the Coronavirus Emergency

Securities Law Advisory: Keep Mystery to a Minimum in Your SEC COVID-19 Disclosures

Financial Services & Products Advisory: Regulators Further Clarify Guidance Regarding Loan Modifications and Reporting

Securities Law / Securities Litigation Advisory: SEC Continues to Keenly Monitor Insider Trading During COVID-19 Pandemic

Finance Advisory: Coronavirus Update: UK Government Announces Proposed Changes to UK Insolvency Law

Investment Management Advisory: CFTC Issues No-Action Letter Offering Regulatory Relief for CPOs

Finance Advisory: Coronavirus and Securitization: Disclosure and Diligence Issues 

Securities Law Advisory: SEC Provides Guidance on the Possible Impacts of COVID-19 on Annual Meetings

Securities Litigation Advisory: Securities Litigation Risk Arising Out of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Financial Services & Products Advisory: FINRA Guidance: COVID-19 and Business Continuity Planning

“Three Key Coronavirus-Related Strategic Risks to Consider,” CFO Magazine, March 4, 2020. 

Antitrust, Cyber Security, and International Trade

Antitrust Advisory: EU State Aid Measures in the Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

Privacy & Data Security Advisory: What Does the Coronavirus Mean for Companies and Their Critical Offshore Services?

International Trade & Regulatory Advisory: USTR to Consider Additional Tariff Exclusions Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Antitrust Advisory: COVID-19 and Price Gouging

Antitrust / Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory: COVID-19 Affects European Merger Control Reviews and Court Procedures: New Procedures and Delays

Antitrust Advisory: Competition Authorities Across Europe Relax Competition Law Enforcement During COVID-19 Outbreak

Antitrust Advisory: Avoiding Antitrust Risk as Industries Respond to the Coronavirus: Businesses Look to Collaborate & Federal Government Offers Expedited Avenues 

Antitrust / Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory: COVID-19 Impacts Antitrust Deal Reviews: New Procedures and Delays

Cyber Alert: Six Practical Tips for Practicing Cyberhygiene in the Middle of a Global Pandemic 

Health Care / Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response Advisory: COVID-19 and HIPAA: Privacy, Security, and Breach Response During a Global Pandemic

Litigation

Financial Restructuring & Reorganization Advisory: Economy in Chaos: Is Bankruptcy Inevitable for My Business?

Litigation Advisory: Is the COVID-19 Outbreak an “Act of God”? Why It May Matter for Your Contracts

Construction Advisory: Building a Case for Force Majeure in Construction Contracts

Litigation Advisory: Does Your Force Majeure Provision Extend to the Coronavirus?

Benefits 

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Advisory: Coronavirus Impact on Health Benefits: A Deeper Dive 

Construction

Construction Advisory: Responsibility for Site Safety in a Coronavirus World

Construction Advisory: Building a Case for Force Majeure in Construction Contracts

Construction Advisory: Five Best Practices for Construction Industry Stakeholders During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Advisory: USPTO Announces Additional Limited Extensions Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

California

Advisory: Are You an “Essential Business” in California Counties Where Shelter-in-Place Orders Have Been Issued?

Events:

Webinar | Friday April 3, 2020 - The Road Ahead: Keeping Up with the Regulatory Onslaught and Forbearance Agreements
This webinar will provide a regulatory update on the new stimulus package and certain state-level directives that impact commercial real estate, dos and don’ts of forbearance agreements, and REMIC implications.

Webinar | March 27, 2020 - Coronavirus: What Does My Business Need to Know? Part 4
The New World of Workouts: Lending and Special Servicing Issues to Consider Now

Webinar | March 26, 2020 - Coronavirus: What Does My Business Need to Know? Part 3 
For employers, health plan sponsors and insurers, hospitals, hospitality, and pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers: What’s still pending on the legislative and regulatory front in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Webinar | March 24, 2020 - Coronavirus: What Does My Business Need to Know?
Paid Leave, Tax Credits, and Other Developing Employment Law Issues.

Teleseminar | March 20, 2020 - Coronavirus and Commercial Real Estate: A Discussion of Force Majeure and Best Practices in an Unprecedented Time
Please join us for a teleseminar on considerations for the commercial real estate industry during the coronavirus pandemic.

Webinar | March 19, 2020 - Coronavirus: What Does My Business Need to Know? Part 2 
For Hospitals, Health Systems, Laboratories and Other Providers: Reimbursement issues, new codes, special employee issues, telemedicine, and how to navigate this new environment.

Webinar | March 12, 2020 Coronavirus: What Does My Business Need to Know? Part 1 
For Employers: Coronavirus and Travel: A Complicated Business Decision

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