Countering the Crisis
Virtual interviews during internal investigations: Practical tips

Virtual interviews during internal investigations: Practical tips

July 9, 2020

Reed Smith regulatory enforcement lawyers Rosanne Kay and Christina Nitsche share practical tips about conducting virtual interviews for internal investigations, now that the COVID-19 pandemic has made in-person interviews impossible. Among other topics, they discuss the different platforms they have used, tips for arranging the interview and the confidentiality issues that should be considered.

For more information please visit Reed Smith's Business & Commercial Disputes page.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

Contract negotiations in the recovery phase: Practical considerations and risk mitigation

Contract negotiations in the recovery phase: Practical considerations and risk mitigation

July 2, 2020

Reed Smith commercial disputes lawyers Daniel Kadar and Daja Apetz-Dreier (based in Paris and Munich respectively) explain how the “recovery” phase of the COVID-19 pandemic may affect contract negotiations. They outline approaches being taken in France and Germany and discuss what tools are available to change existing contract clauses and draft new ones. They also discuss advantages, risks and other consequences of various ways to adapt ongoing contract negotiations.

For more information please visit Reed Smith's Business & Commercial Disputes page.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

Masks, Temperatures and Travel: Returning employees to the workplace (Part 2)

Masks, Temperatures and Travel: Returning employees to the workplace (Part 2)

June 25, 2020

As employers bring people back to work, many are putting into place guidelines related to wearing masks and taking temperatures, as well as managing issues with employees traveling to work and elsewhere. Members of our Labor & Employment Group discuss challenges employers might face as they implement these new regulations and what to do about employees who may not want to adhere to them.

For more information please visit Reed Smith's Labor, Employment & Benefits page or contact Jennifer TerryJill VorobievLori Armstrong Halber and Michael Correll.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

Emerging from lockdown: Lessons learned from Asia

Emerging from lockdown: Lessons learned from Asia

June 18, 2020

As the United States and other countries begin to reopen after several months of COVID-19-induced sheltering in place, they can look at how countries in Asia approached reopening and returning to work. Reed Smith partners Dora Wang, who works in our Shanghai and New York offices, and Mark Phillips, in our Los Angeles office, examine lessons learned and best practices from that region.

For more information please visit Reed Smith's Labor, Employment & Benefits page.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

Force majeure declarations used to escape unfavorable contracts - Breach of contract or not-so-thinly-veiled fraud?

Force majeure declarations used to escape unfavorable contracts - Breach of contract or not-so-thinly-veiled fraud?

June 11, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic backdrop, force majeure may seem like a new legal “buzz word” to some, but if you or your company have entered into large contracts at any point that are now viewed to be unfavorable by your contracting partner, the possibility of an improper and even fraudulent business declaration of force majeure looms large. Learn more in this week’s episode.

For more information please visit Reed Smith's Business & Commercial Disputes page or contact David Fawcett.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

Fear, Frustration and Risk: Returning employees to the workplace (Part 1)

Fear, Frustration and Risk: Returning employees to the workplace (Part 1)

June 3, 2020

Members of Reed Smith’s Labor & Employment Group discuss key issues around returning to work, including an employer’s responsibility to keep employees safe and employees who are reluctant to go back to work, as COVID-19-related restrictions ease.

For more information please visit Reed Smith's Labor, Employment & Benefits page or contact Jennifer Terry, Jill Vorobiev, Lori Armstrong Halber and Michael Correll.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

Event cancellation and business interruption claims based on COVID-19: A global perspective

Event cancellation and business interruption claims based on COVID-19: A global perspective

May 28, 2020

Mark Pring and Anthony Crawford of Reed Smith’s Insurance Recovery Group, discuss event cancellation and business interruption claims from a U.S. and U.K. perspective.  They examine the good and bad news in relation to each type of insurance and outline practical tips for policyholders who are considering filing insurance claims in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Insurance Recovery page.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

COVID-19 and Directors & Officers Claims: A roadmap for insurance renewal

COVID-19 and Directors & Officers Claims: A roadmap for insurance renewal

May 6, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic impacts companies around the globe, the landscape of Directors & Officers (D&O) Insurance is changing. Carolyn Rosenberg, a partner in Reed Smith’s Insurance Recovery Group and one of the nation's leading D&O liability insurance lawyers, and Kevin LaCroix, executive vice president at RT ProExec and author of the influential blog The D&O Diary, discuss anticipated D&O claims and underwriting issues in light of COVID-19; and they offer practical suggestions for renewal.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Insurance Recovery page.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.