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Wiley Launches Coronavirus Task Force to Help Clients With Emerging Issues

March 26, 2020

Washington, DC – Wiley Rein LLP today launched a multidisciplinary Task Force and Resource Center to address questions and concerns from clients on numerous legal, regulatory, policy, and business challenges emerging from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Resource Center convenes the robust knowledge and capabilities of the firm’s diverse practices, offering clients a “one-stop” information center on fast-moving governmental and policy developments.

The Task Force brings together lawyers with deep experience from federal agencies, Capitol Hill, and key industry sectors across a wide array of disciplines. The team’s focus includes rapidly developing issues surrounding election law and government ethics; employee rights and safety; privacy and cybersecurity; international trade; supply chain disruptions; insurance liabilities; litigation; government contracts and national security; regulation, legislation, and appropriations; environmental impacts; and the TMT sector’s critical role in emergency preparedness and response, business continuity, telehealth, and providing connectivity for social distancing.

In addition, through its partnership with Signal Group – a wholly owned subsidiary of Wiley that offers strategic communications, digital, and government relations strategies – the firm is uniquely positioned to help clients navigate uncharted waters in a time of uncertainty.

“Industries across the global economy now confront unexpected challenges and opportunities as we discover the full extent of the damage and devastation caused by the virus,” said Managing Partner Peter D. Shields. “Our attorneys have tremendous and vast experience in a variety of areas of law that are front and center in responding to this unprecedented global health crisis.”

As these world-changing events push all sectors of the economy into unfamiliar territory, Wiley is helping clients navigate the new landscape. The Task Force includes leading lawyers and policy professionals from the firm’s signature practice areas, including:

Daniel B. Hassett, Chair
Thomas W. Antonucci
Jessica N. Rosenthal
Jerita L. DeBraux Salley

Election Law & Government Ethics
Michael E. Toner, Chair
Caleb P. Burns
Hannah J. Miller

Employment & Labor
• Martha G. Vázquez

Environment & Product Regulation
Tracy Heinzman, Chair
• Erik C. Baptist
Martha E. Marrapese

Government Contracts
Paul F. Khoury, Co-Chair
Scott M. McCaleb, Co-Chair
Jon W. Burd
Tracye Winfrey Howard
Kevin J. Maynard

Government Stimulus
Kathleen A. Kirby, Chair
• Gregg L. Elias
• Hap Rigby
• Scott Weaver

Health Care
Dorthula H. Powell-Woodson, Co-Chair
Kathryn Bucher, Co-Chair
• Rachel A. Alexander

Kimberly M. Melvin, Co-Chair
Daniel J. Standish, Co-Chair
Kimberly A. Ashmore
Benjamin C. Eggert
Richard A. Simpson

International Trade
Alan H. Price, Chair
Timothy C. Brightbill
Laura El-Sabaawi
Maureen E. Thorson

Ralph J. Caccia, Chair
Attison L. Barnes, III
Stephen J. Obermeier

Privacy, Cyber & Data Governance
Kathleen A. Kirby, Chair
Megan L. Brown
Jon W. Burd
Duane C. Pozza
Antonio J. Reynolds

Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
Amb. David Gross, Co-Chair
Kathleen A. Kirby, Co-Chair
Scott D. Delacourt
• Anna M. Gomez
Jennifer D. Hindin
Joshua S. Turner

White Collar Defense & Government Investigations
Ralph J. Caccia, Chair
Brandon J. Moss
Kevin B. Muhlendorf

Strategic Communications and Digital Solutions – Signal Group (Wiley subsidiary)
Blake Androff
Robert Bole

Employing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach, Wiley’s COVID-19 Task Force will continue to monitor governmental and policy developments and provide timely analysis through its COVID-19 Resource Center – including alerts, articles, and webinars – to keep clients updated during this extraordinarily challenging time.

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