Foley lawyers are front and center in the media discussing the coronavirus outbreak and its implications across industries.
Below is a collection of news articles in which Foley lawyers have been quoted on the topic.
June 16, 2020 - Partners Fred Geilfuss, Larry Vernaglia and associate Olivia King were published in Law360. Their article, “Trends In State COVID-19 Liability Waivers For Care Centers,” discusses the efficacy of liability waivers for long-term care centers amid the COVID-19 pandemic and considerations for interested parties in adopting waivers.
June 9, 2020 - Partner Jeanne Gills was quoted in the Law360 article, “Pandemic Collaborations Pose Risk Of Future Patent Disputes,” about how the urgency for businesses to pursue results to fight the COVID pandemic could increase the risk of patent disputes down the road unless precautions are taken. When companies come together to collaborate, "there's always the question of who owns what," and that should be a focal point of early conversation, Gills said.
June 1, 2020 - Partner Chris Grigorian was quoted in the Automotive World article, “AV standards slowed, not stopped, by pandemic,” about how the COVID-19 pandemic might impact the pace of safety standards and regulations for autonomous vehicles. The pandemic could spur calls for driverless technology and prompt faster technological developments, but the rulemaking efforts will invariably struggle to keep up.
May 29, 2020 - Partner Christopher Donovan was interviewed in the Law360 article, “Coronavirus Q&A: Foley & Lardner’s Health Practice Chair,” about how the pandemic's psychological trauma could reshape mental health care and what COVID-19's brutal toll on senior citizens means for nursing home operations and investments.
May 29, 2020 - Partner John Birmingham Jr. was interviewed on WDET, Detroit Public Radio, about whether retail workers who are not wearing masks o the job are breaking Michigan law amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to the full interview here.
May 27, 2020 - Partner Chris Grigorian was quoted in the Automotive World article, “What’s the post-COVID outlook for CASE?” which examined the outlook for connected, autonomous, shared and electric mobility as cash-strapped automakers adjust to the new economic reality.
May 25, 2020 - Partner Roger Strode was quoted in the Los Angeles Business Journal article, “Care Agencies Struggling,” which looked at the struggles of the home health care industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 21, 2020 - Partner Daniel Kaplan was quoted in the Milwaukee Business Journal article, “New OSHA guideline says employers must report workplace-caused Covid-19 cases,” about new requirements for businesses to record Covid-19 cases among employees if the exposure to coronavirus happened in the workplace.
May 19, 2020 - Partner Carrie Hoffman was quoted in the Tech Target article, “Top 10 return-to-office guidelines HR and business leaders need now.”
May 18, 2020 - Of Counsel Mark Neuberger was quoted in the Compliance Week article, “Flexible approach needed in return to work from coronavirus,” about how businesses should handle fearful employees when workplaces are reopened.
May 15, 2020 - Associate Vaitiari Rodriguez was quoted in the Law.com International article, “Canadian Lawyers in U.S. Worry Amid Closed Borders, Travel Bans and Tougher Immigration Rules,” about the concerns that Canadian lawyers working in the United States on temporary, non-immigrant visas have amid the pandemic.
May 15, 2020 - Of Counsel Mark Neuberger was quoted in the Miami Herald article, “Is it really time to reopen amid coronavirus? Miami business leaders take it slowly.”
May 15, 2020 - Partner Cliff Risman was quoted in the Hotel Business article, “COVID-19 and the Law: Legal experts weigh the issues,” where he discussed the confusion among hotel owners about eligibility for the Paycheck Protection Program under the CARES Act if those hoteliers use a third-party management company to handle payroll.
May 15, 2020 - Partner Daniel Kaplan was quoted in The Washington Post article, “A fever is 100.4 in Ohio; it’s 99.5 in Minnesota: States, companies write their own rules for temperature screening in a pandemic.”
May 15, 2020 - Partner Chris Converse was interviewed in the Dallas Business Journal article, “As dealmaking stalls, distress could create opportunities for the bold in DFW private equity.” Converse, who was interviewed along with client Todd Dauphinais of Dallas-based Clavis Capital Partners, told the DBJ that while the deal market is quiet right now, he sees opportunities for private equity firms in distressed situations.
May 15, 2020 - Partner Don Schroeder was quoted in the Law 360 article, “Mask-Averse Workers Add Extra Hurdle As Employers Reopen.” Schroeder said there is no question that some workers will chafe a policies that are likely to be instituted at offices and other public spaces.
May 13, 2020 - Partner Christopher Donovan was quoted in the Home Health Care News article, “Fearing CMS ‘Day of Reckoning,’ Home Health Providers Shy Away from Coronavirus Relief Funds,” about the the strings attached to the Provider Relief Fund. The grant funding came with conditions, and confusion around those conditions has some home health operators wondering whether they should accept or reject the money. The deadline for that decision is drawing near with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services telling providers that they have until May 24, 2020 to meet the required attestation deadline condition.
May 11, 2020 - Partner Roger Strode was quoted in the Home Health Care News article, “Coronavirus Could Lead to More Home Health Bankruptcies, Legal Experts Predict,” discussing the how many home health care businesses may not be hard hit financially by the pandemic.
May 11, 2020 - Partner Steve Hilfinger was quoted in The Detroit News article, “’Phase 3’: Michigan manufacturing begins methodical restart.”
May 11, 2020 - Partner Cliff Risman was quoted in the Law360 article, “Hospitality Tops All Other Sectors For COVID-19 Job Losses,” about the steep job losses the hospitality industry is facing amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
May 6, 2020 - Partner Ann Marie Uetz was quoted in The Wall Street Journal article, “In a Pandemic, Food, Booze and Guns Retain Value Best,” about considerations for lenders when valuing asset-backed loans amid the pandemic if they need to liquidate borrowers inventories to try to recoup money owed to them.
May 6, 2020 - Partner Steve Maebius was quoted in the Bloomberg Law article, “Pooling Patents to Speed Virus Treatments More Logical Than Easy,” about the challenges in pooling patents as a way to help address a health crisis.
May 4, 2020 - Senior Counsel Nick Welle was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article, “Attorneys Brace for More Lawsuits Over Health Insurance Notices,” about expectations that the COVID-19 pandemic could spark a fresh wave of litigation over the health notices employers are required to send employees who are let go.
April 28, 2020 - Partner Anil Shankar was quoted in the Modern Healthcare article, “CMS Should Toss Proposed MFAR Rule, Experts Say,” about CMS’ proposed Medical Fiscal Accountability Rule and how its impairing the ability of states and safety-net providers to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 27, 2020 - Of Counsel Emily Wein and Senior Counsel T.J. Ferrante were quoted in a Part B News article, “CMS lets MA providers do telehealth risk adjustment; tight documentation advised,” about a change in CMS policy allowing Medicare Advantage providers to do risk adjustment by telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic.
April 27, 2020 - Partner Cleta Mitchell was published in The Hayride expressing support for the Louisiana legislature’s decision to support a bipartisan emergency plan for elections in July and August.
April 20, 2020 - Partner Lisa Glahn was interviewed in the GlobeSt.com article, “7 Tips for Keeping Your Construction Projects Going During COVID-19,” on what developers needs to know about responsibly operating or mothballing construction projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 15, 2020 - Partner Ann Marie Uetz was quoted in a Bloomberg News article, “Automakers Will Need Months to Get Factories Back Up and Running,” about what it will take for idled automakers to get their assembly lines rolling again.
April 9, 2020 - Partner Carrie Hoffman was quoted in the Law360 article, “7 Takeaways from Labor Dept.’s COVID-19 Paid Leave Rule,” about worker eligibility under the new, emergency paid sick leave rules enacted by the Department of Labor under the CARES Act.
April 7, 2020 - Partner Erika Morabito was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article, “Retail thought it was facing the apocalypse. Then came the coronavirus,” about the effect that the coronavirus pandemic is having on the already troubled retail industry.
April 6, 2020 - Partner Carrie Hoffman was quoted in a Texas Tribune article, “Healthcare workers on the front lines of coronavirus don’t get expanded paid sick leave protections,” about an exemption from the paid leave provisions in the emergency coronavirus legislation passed by Congress in March for first responders and health care providers.
April 4, 2020 - Partner Ann Marie Uetz was quoted in a Washington Post article, “Ford and GM are undertaking a warlike effort to produce ventilators. It may fall short and come too late,” about automakers’ attempts to reconfigure their factories to produce ventilators amid the coronavirus pandemic.
April 3, 2020 - Partner Don Schroeder was quoted in a Law360 article, “EEOC Coronavirus Guidance No Silver Bullet For ADA Risks,” about recent guidance that gives employers leeway to respond aggressively to the novel coronavirus without violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
April 3, 2020 - Senior Counsel T.J. Ferrante was quoted in the Modern Healthcare article, “Telemedicine Regulatory Barriers Continue to Drop for COVID-19,” about how the pandemic has pushed federal agencies to drop regulatory barriers to telemedicine.
April 2, 2020 - Partner Ann Marie Uetz was quoted in The Wall Street Journal article, “Bankruptcy Lawyers Gear Up for Surge in Filings Due to Coronavirus Fallout,” about the anticipated increase in chapter 11 bankruptcy filings due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus.
April 2, 2020 - Partner Casey Fleming was quoted in the BizTimes article, “Financial Institutions Await Guidance for Federal Relief Programs,” about important considerations for businesses wanting financial relief available under the CARES Act.
April 1, 2020 - Partner Ann Marie Uetz was quoted in the NPR article, “FEMA Hadn’t Ordered Ventilators, Manufacturers Forged Ahead Anyway,” about how manufacturers, including General Motors, are manufacturing needed ventilators to help patients sickened by the COVID-19 virus even without the government placing orders for the medical equipment.
April 1, 2020 - Of Counsel Mark Neuberger was quoted in the CNN Business article, “Stuck at Home, But Can’t Do Your Job Remotely? Here’s What to Expect.”
March 31, 2020 - Partner Kristel Schorr and Associates Jonathan Tietz and Jason Mock published an article in Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review titled, "COVID-19: Patent Procurement and Licensing."
March 31, 2020 - Analysis on the federal stimulus package from Foley’s Coronavirus Resource Center was cited in the Bloomberg article, “Deeply Distressed Companies Risk Being Shut Out from Fed’s Loans.”
March 31, 2020 - Of Counsel Mark Neuberger was quoted in The Wall Street Journal article, “Unemployment Questions Answered: Do You Qualify for Benefits? What’s a Furlough vs a Layoff?” about how the federal stimulus bill impacts unemployment benefits and other labor and employment issues.
March 31, 2020 - Partner Jon Israel, co-chair of Foley’s Sports Industry Team, was quoted in The American Lawyer article, “With Pros and Olympics Delayed, Sports Lawyers Plot Out the Long Game for Their Practices,” about how the cancellation or suspension of many professional and amateur sports due to the coronavirus pandemic will impact sports law practices.
March 30, 2020 - In an editorial encouraging states to continue to support state-specific medical licensing requirement waivers to help more doctors join the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette cited Foley’s Health Care Law Today blog.
March 27, 2020 - Partners Christopher Swift and Alejandro Gómez Strozzi were quoted in a Law.com article, “Foley & Lardner Sees US-Mexico Trade Continue as Companies Scramble to Produce Essential Goods,” about how companies in the two countries can continue to operate as the coronavirus pandemic spreads.
Marcy 27, 2020 - Partner Don Schroeder was quoted in the Law360 article, “An Employer’s Cheat Sheet for the 854-Page Virus Relief Bill,” about whether the legislation created an incentive for layoffs.
March 25, 2020 - Senior Counsel T.J. Ferrante appeared on the The Hospital Finance Podcast, “Telehealth changes related to COVID-19” to discuss how the rules and practice of telehealth have changed rapidly in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
March 25, 2020 - Partner David Sanders discussed with DCA Live founder and CEO Doug Anderson how he is navigating working remotely and family life during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The entire profile was shared on Anderson’s LinkedIn.
March 24, 2020 - Partner Ann Marie Uetz was quoted in the Crain’s Detroit Business article, “Lowe's is open, but the flooring store is not. Call it the toilet paper loophole,” about the confusion over what businesses qualify as essential and can stay open under Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order issued to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.
March 24, 2020 - Partner Alejandro Gómez Strozzi was quoted in the El Economista article, “Cancelar planta de Constellation violaría el TLCAN,” about Constellation Brands stopping construction of a beer production plant in Mexico because it would violate the NAFTA investment chapter
March 23, 2020 - Partner Jack Lord was quoted in the Daily Business Review article, “Lawyers Navigating ‘Gray Line’ Between ‘Essential’ and ‘Nonessential’ Health Care Workers,” about the difficulty many health care facilities are having differentiating the services that hybrid employees are allowed to provide in order to best protect themselves from liability if the worker becomes infected with coronavirus.
March 23, 2020 - Partner Cliff Risman was quoted in the Law360 article, “Huge Hotel Job Losses Reported Due to COVID-19,” about the implications of the estimated 4 million U.S. hotel employees who have lost jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 23, 2020 - Partner Stephen Maebius was quoted in the Bloomberg Law article, “COVID-19 Spotlights Ruling’s Chilling Effect on Diagnostic Tests,” about how the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Mayo v Prometheus has discouraged drug makers from developing new diagnostic tests for diseases like COVID-19 by limiting patent eligibility for some diagnostic tests.
March 23, 2020 - Partner Judy Waltz was quoted in the Report on Medicare Compliance article, “COVID-19 Waivers: Some SNFs Refuse Hospital Patients Anyway, MA Coverage is Better” about CMS’ blanket waiver of hospital stay requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to free up hospital beds.
March 23, 2020 - Of Counsel Emily Wein and Senior Counsel T.J. Ferrante were quoted in the mHealth Intelligence article “What Will Happen with Telehealth When the Emergency Is Over?” which questioned whether patients and providers will continue to use telehealth services after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
March 23, 2020 - Partner Judy Waltz and Senior Counsel T.J. Ferrante were quoted in a Compliance Cosmos article “With Waivers the Catalyst for Telehealth Use in COVID-19 Response, Some Hospitals Act Fast” which discussed how a series of actions by the federal government have allowed providers to bill Medicare for services delivered by telehealth to patients anywhere in the country.
March 20, 2020 - Partner John Litchfield was Interviewed on the Golf Business Podcast about the most common questions he is hearing from clients amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Litchfield, a labor and employment lawyer, said many clients are asking about the new federal family leave law and the paid leave requirements under the law. Businesses, Litchfield said, want to know if they qualify under the law and what are their obligations under the law. Listen to the podcast here.
March 20, 2020 - Partner Carrie Hoffman and Senior Counsel Taylor White were featured in The Texas Lawbook article, “Coronavirus Client Service: FAQ Edition,” which provided answers to some of the most frequently answered questions that TLB is hearing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
March 20, 2020 - Partner Peter Loh was quoted in a Dallas Business Journal article, "Here’s How DFW Businesses Should Protect Supply Chains Amid Coronavirus Crisis," about how many North Texas-area businesses are grappling with supply chain issues as some are seeing surges in demand, while others are seeing demand wane.
March 20, 2020 - Senior Counsel T.J. Ferrante and Associate Sunny Levine wrote a blog post which was cited in an MHealth Intelligence article titled, "Covid-19:DEA Confirms Public Health Emergency Exception for Telemedicine Prescribing of Controlled Substances."
March 19, 2020 - Partner Erika Morabito was quoted in a WWD article titled, "Retail Groups Implore Gov’t for Credit, Economic Relief," about how retailers around the country are asking for help as the Covid-19 pandemic forces many to shutter their stores for public safety.
March 18, 2020 - Partner Daniel Kaplan was quoted in a Human Resources Today article, "Drafting a Remote Work Policy: 5 Legal Pitfalls to Watch For," about creating remote work policies in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
March 17, 2020 - Partner Emily Weber and Of Counsel Alan Einhorn were quoted in a Law360 article titled, "The Top Questions Health Attys Are Hearing," about the kind of questions they are fielding from clients during the coronavirus pandemic.
March 13, 2020 - Partners Carrie Hoffman and Cliff Risman were quoted in a Nation's Restaurant News article titled, "Layoffs could have legal implications for restaurants," about how the WARN act can apply to the restaurant industry.
March 12, 2020 - Partner Kate Wegrzyn was quoted in a BizTimes Milwaukee article, “From checking contracts to remote work, advice for navigating the coronavirus,” about the need for companies to be prepared in response to the spread of the coronavirus.
March 12, 2020 - Partner Carmen Decot was quoted in a Milwaukee Business Journal article, “Travel ban? Paid leave? Employers scramble for answers on COVID-19 workplace issues,” about what employers can do to stay abreast of the latest developments in the rapidly changing COVID-19 crisis.
March 9, 2020 - Foley & Lardner has launched a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center to help address immediate questions and concerns from clients about planning and responding to the risks associated with the evolving outbreak.
March 6, 2020 - Public Affairs Director Dennis Cardoza, a five-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California’s 18th District prior to joining Foley, was quoted in the Reuter’s article, “After U.S. Congress and Fed’s Quick Coronavirus Response, Next Steps Likely Tougher for Washington.”
March 6, 2020 - Of Counsel Mark Neuberger was quoted in a SHRM article, “Protect the Privacy of Employees with Coronavirus,” about the need to keep confidential the health condition of employees with coronavirus.
March 6, 2020 - Of Counsel Mark Neuberger was quoted in a SHRM article, “Health, Wellness and Leave Benefits Help Employees with Coronavirus,” about what employers should tell employees who may have been exposed to COVID-19.
March 4, 2020 - Partner Cynthia Rigsby was quoted in the MultiChannel Merchant article, “Coronavirus Impacts Being Felt Far and Wide in Retail, Ecommerce,” about the toll the virus is taking on retail and the boost it is giving to ecommerce retailers.
March 2, 2020 - Partner Christopher Swift was quoted in the Washington Examiner article, “Coronavirus Outbreak Could Spur China to Fulfill Promise to Purchase U.S. Agricultural Products,” about how the new virus could have the unintended consequence of helping the U.S. government ensure that China keeps its promise to purchase over $40 billion worth of U.S. farm goods.
March 1, 2020 - Foley’s new International Trade and Trends in Mexico Survey was referenced in the Forbes article, “Coronavirus Could Be the End of China As Global Manufacturing Hub” which looks at how the new virus will impact China’s manufacturing industry.
March 1, 2020 - Foley Partner Ann Marie Uetz was quoted in a Crain’s Detroit Business article titled, “Air freight specialists see business boom as shipping gets constrained over virus fears." She spoke of the impact the coronavirus is having on suppliers and automakers.
February 29, 2020 - Foley’s new International Trade and Trends in Mexico Survey was referenced in the Forbes article, “Coronavirus Effects on Auto Supply Chain Won’t Trump Trump’s Impact,” which looked at what is most impacting where cars get built and shipped.
February 28, 2020 - Of Counsel Mark Neuberger was quoted by the Kaiser Health News in an article titled “Growing Concerns Of Coronavirus Should Spur Plans – Not Panic – In The Workplace,” on the importance of communicating with employees clearly during the coronavirus outbreak.
February 27, 2020 - Partner John Trentacosta was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article titled “Auto Manufacturers Start Flying in Parts as Virus Threatens Supply Chain,” regarding the impact the coronavirus outbreak is having on the U.S. automotive supply chain.
February 21, 2020 - Partner Ann Marie Uetz was quoted in the Fortune article, “94% of the Fortune 1000 Are Seeing Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruptions: Report,” about the impact that coronavirus is having on the supply chain for the automobile industry.
February 12, 2020 - Of Counsel Mark Neuberger was quoted in the Fortune article, "My Boss Wants Me to Travel During the Coronavirus. Do I Have to Go?" about what obligation businesses have to their employees relating to business travel as the threat of coronavirus spreads.
February 11, 2020 - Partner Vanessa Miller was quoted in a article, “Explainer: Companies Consider Force Majeure as Coronavirus Spreads,” about the prospect that companies dealing in Chinese goods may invoke force majeure over delays caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus.
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