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COVID-19 Response Team

The COVID-19 public health crisis is impacting our lives and businesses in unprecedented ways. As governments at every level and in all branches work to address the pandemic's devastation, our COVID-19 Response Team is here to make sense of the barrage of changes and help clients weather the storm.


As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to impact our daily lives and businesses, we find ourselves in an unprecedented time. All branches of government, at every level, are continually addressing the impact of COVID-19. As a result, regulatory, legislative, and other governmental developments in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are rapidly being issued at the federal, state, and local level and remain fluid. Examples of this to date include:

  • The federal government’s recently enacted $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package, representing Phase 3 of a series of bills written in response to COVID-19, that seeks to flood the economy with capital during this ever-evolving crisis
  • State-of-emergency declarations from state and local governments across the country, including suspension and modification of certain statutory and regulatory provisions
  • Regulatory guidance during these uncertain times targeted at regulated industries across sectors, including but not limited to the health care industry, as well as compliance requirements
  • Social distancing measures requiring “non-essential” businesses to either temporarily close or work remotely
  • International and regional travel restrictions
  • Court orders limiting filings and proceedings as well as tolling of statutes of limitations

While not all inclusive, the message is clear—it is not business as usual. We understand the impact this has on the clients and industries we represent. Barclay Damon has therefore assembled a team of practitioners across disciplines to track COVID-19 related regulatory, legislative, and other governmental developments in order to provide advice and counsel on what they mean to our clients. Our team includes practitioners adeptly prepared to address:

  • Eligibility for small businesses’ economic relief, including forgivable Small Business Administration loans and grants as well as economic injury disaster loans and the required application processes
  • Labor and employment issues, including workforce reductions, state and federal WARN Acts, paid sick leave, expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act and unemployment benefits, and compliance with wage and hour laws while managing a remote workforce
  • Tax measures, including deferral of tax payments and permanent tax relief
  • Essential versus non-essential business operations, and, where necessary, seeking exemptions for allowing companies to continue operating
  • Insurance coverage implications
  • Health care business reopenings, including reopening planning, complying with safety measures, answering patient messaging and treatment questions, staying up to date on legislation affecting a company’s financial health, effectively handling workforce issues, and understanding and anticipating the liability risks unique to the post-COVID-19 environment
  • Compliance with environmental laws and permitting
  • Contract negotiations, workouts, out of court restructurings, and bankruptcy proceedings
  • Cybersecurity implications as more businesses implement remote working options

Email our team at with any questions.



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