Coronavirus Media Center: Foley Lawyers Quoted on Implications of COVID-19 Outbreak

30 March 2020 Coronavirus Resource Center Blog

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.

March 30, 2020 - Senior Counsels Mark Neuberger and Angelica Novick published an article in the Miami Herald titled, "What People Need to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act".

March 30, 2020In 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.

Marcy 27, 2020Partner 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, 2020Senior 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 25, 2020 - Partner Ann Marie Uetz was quoted in the Law360 article, “Automakers’ Shift to Med Supplies Comes with Legal Hazards,” about the kind of legal and regulatory hurdles auto manufacturers may face retooling their production lines to begin making needed medical supplies in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 24, 2020 - Partner Alejandro Gómez Strozzi was featured in a Luces del Siglo article on recommended measures companies should implement to avoid contagion among employees.

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 - Of Counsel Mark Neuberger was interviewed on Radio 1210 AM about the Families First Coronavirus Act, the particulars of the law and how it differs from other Federal Employment laws.

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 13, 2020 - Partner Vanessa Miller was interviewed on KCBS radio about whether insurance will cover business related losses due to the coronavirus.

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, 2020Foley 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, 2020Partner 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, 2020Of 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, 2020Partner Vanessa Miller was quoted in a Reuters 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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