(Webinar) COVID-19 Considerations for In-House Counsel

Monday, May 11, 2020 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Program Moderator:

Samantha F. Schonfeld
Associate General Counsel, CLEAR

  • Lawyers all over the country are home wondering how best they can serve their clients, both during this uniquely challenging time, as well as when they are at long last back to “normal.” This panel will explore the advantages and shortfalls of government programs and other tools that may be available to small and large organizations, from the Paycheck Protection Program and SBA Disaster Loans, to furloughs and other employment actions, to renegotiations with lenders and vendors. The panel will focus on the hotel and hospitality industry in highlighting current challenges, but will touch on other industries and legal considerations as well. Panelists will also explore what they (and you) think the world will look like once we are back in the office — and how to best position clients for that moment. Bring your questions!

    Program Fee: Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers

  • Jennifer Nellany
    Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Tishman

    Lauren Paxton
    Calcagni & Kanefsky LLP

    Jessica Shpall Rosen
    Greenwald Doherty, LLP

  • 6:00 pm – 6:05 pm

    6:05 pm – 6:20 pm
    Available Programs and Tools for Employers

    • Paycheck Protection Program
    • SBA Disaster Loans
    • Employment Considerations — OSHA, furloughs, reduced hours, reduced pay
    • Force Majeure Clauses/Contract Renegotiations

    6:20 pm – 6:35 pm
    Case Study — Hotel and Hospitality Industry

    • Interdependencies of industries (commercial real estate, hospitality, travel and tourism, etc.)
    • Importance of relationships

    6:35 pm – 6:50 pm
    What Will the Workplace Look Like When We Are Back, and How Can We Prepare Our Clients

    • Which companies will best weather the storm?
    • Commercial real estate considerations
    • Employment considerations — OSHA, CDC, NY, NYC guidance

    6:50 pm – 7:00 pm

  • CLE Credit
    New York:
    1.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey:
    1.0 General
    1.0 Professional Practice
    1.0 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Hospitality Law, David Helbraun & Jack A. Gordon, Co-Chairs
    In-House Counsel, Jack G. Lerner & Michael Patrick Hogan, Co-Chairs

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org