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Morrison & Foerster Launches Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force and Resource Center

MoFo attorneys offer timely legal and business advice to help clients navigate the evolving global health emergency

02 Mar 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 2, 2020) – Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, launched its Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force and Resource Center to help address immediate questions and concerns from clients about planning and responding to the risks associated with the outbreak as it continues to evolve.

“The COVID-19 Task Force and our Resource Center are designed to guide our clients on a plethora of issues that are impacted by the outbreak, from contracts to employee safety,” said David Newman, lead of the firm’s COVID-19 Task Force and partner in its Global Risk + Crisis Management practice. “We are seeing a wide range of pressing issues of first impression confronting our clients, and the Task Force approach ensures we are able to work seamlessly across different practice areas around the world in getting them the best advice.”

Building an effective plan requires a multidisciplinary perspective. The Task Force provides holistic advice to clients by drawing on expertise from across the firm’s practices such as Class Actions + Mass Torts; Commercial Litigation; Employment + Labor; Finance + Projects, Financial Services; FCPA + Global Anti-Corruption; FDA Regulatory + Life Sciences Compliance; Global Risk + Crisis Management; Investment Management; Mergers + Acquisitions; Outsourcing; Patent Litigation; Private Equity Investments + Buyouts; Privacy + Data Security; Real Estate; Securities Enforcement; Securities Litigation; Technology Transactions; and in areas including the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Mr. Newman, who joined Morrison & Foerster after senior roles at the White House and the Department of Justice, helped coordinate the U.S. government’s response to the Ebola outbreak in 2014 during his tenure on the National Security Council staff. Additional Task Force members have a history of working closely with key government and regulatory bodies, including the White House, U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Food and Drug Administration; U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center is available online, and visitors can sign up to receive up-to-the-minute email updates.

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