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-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Legal Coronavirus-Related Questions Affecting Large Businesses: Stanford Law School Launches a COVID-19 Memo Database: Example: Paul|Weiss Relief and Resource Centers

The April 24 Law@Stanford newsletter contains a link to Stanford Law School Launches COVID-19 Memo Database in Collaboration with Cornerstone Research, an article by Stephanie Ashe, SLS Director of Media Strategy, at News & Media: SLS [Stanford Law School] News and Announcements. The article reports that this new digital resource features more than 4,000 COVID-19-related memoranda generated by leading U.S. law firms, audit firms, and advisors, writing:

"These memoranda provide a real-time snapshot of the significant legal questions affecting large businesses as a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis. Questions relating to the CARES Act and tax matters generate the largest number of memoranda, with at least 253 and 237 on each topic, respectively. (All counts are minimum values.) Employment matters generate more than 200 memos, while SEC issues and securities regulation concerns generate 159. Antitrust concerns generate 78 memos, insurance coverage 63, litigation concerns 55, and FDA regulation 49. International trade accounts for 38 memos, while telehealth issues generate 36. Questions related to force majeure, a doctrine that allows parties to walk away from contracts without being liable for breach, motivate 69 memos. Dozens more deal with location specific issues arising in New York, China, Italy, France, Germany, and the European Union."

We are glad to see that our former law firm, Paul|Weiss (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP), headquartered in New York City, The American Lawyer's "Law Firm of the Year" in 2019, is part of the offering with their Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief Center, to which see also the Paul|Weiss Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center and the following Paul|Weiss links:

» download a compendium of COVID-19 relief programs for businesses and employers
» view Federal relief programs
» view New York State relief programs
» view New York City relief programs
» view California relief programs
» view Washington State relief programs
» view relief programs in other states
» view District of Columbia relief programs
» view relief programs available from charitable and non-profit organizations