Coronavirus Response Team
Ward Greenberg’s attorneys are in the trenches with our clients, providing timely legal and business advice as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly evolve, helping clients determine the best strategies to minimize risk, manage litigation, maximize insurance recoveries and navigate the quickly changing regulatory and compliance landscape.

Coronavirus Response Teams

We stand ready to provide guidance to a wide range of businesses grappling with the legal and business implications of the COVID-19 outbreak including:

  • Corporations requiring counsel on ever-shifting regulations and protocols amidst office closings;
  • Employers managing mass layoffs, remote workers, frontline staff, essential worker vs. non-essential worker status issues, privacy issues;
  • Healthcare providers (hospitals, nursing home agencies, home care providers) navigating a new world of risks and regulations including the challenges of limited personal protective equipment;
  • Schools & Universities managing closed campuses and online education challenges;
  • Manufacturers facing closures, supply chain and staffing issues;
  • Retailers, Restaurants & Bars facing closings and looming financial obligations;
  • Businesses of all sizes assessing potential insurance recoveries for financial losses.

Business Litigation & Counseling

(TEAM CONTACTS: Eric Ward, Edward Greenberg, Jeffrey Harradine)

  • Corporate Governance
  • Commercial Agreements (force majeure, impracticality, frustration/impossibility, time-essence clauses, and material adverse changes) and Supply Chain Disruption        
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Franchise Disputes  
  • Competition and Price Gouging Enforcement
  • False Claims Act
  • TCPA

Labor & Employment

(TEAM CONTACTS: Thomas D’Antonio, Meghan DiPasquale, Jeffrey Harradine)

  • Employee Benefits        
  • Emergency Federal Legislation
  • Family First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, Public Health Emergency Leave
  • OSHA Reporting
  • New York Emergency Legislation
  • COVID Leave Provisions
  • Employee safety (essential workers)
  • Employer obligations during quarantine/isolation
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Wage and Hour Issues
  • Employer Liability        
  • Challenge of Remote Work
  • Updating Employer Policies        
  • Supply Chain management

Insurance Recovery & Counseling

(TEAM CONTACTS: Kevin Merriman, David Knapp

  • Policy review and analysis for potential COVID-19 related losses, including for:
    • Business Interruption
    • Contingent Business Interruption/Extra Expense
    • Commercial General Liability/Umbrella/Excess
    • Workers’ Compensation
    • Employment Practices Liability
    • Cyber Liability
    • Pollution Liability
    • Directors & Officers Liability
    • Crisis Management
    • Event Cancellation
  • Best Practices for tracking and documenting COVID-19 related losses for maximizing insurance recoveries.
  • Insurance recovery litigation
  • Counseling related to insurance procurement and renewal


If you have any questions or concerns arising from the COVID-19 outbreak, please reach out to any one of us, and if we don’t have the answer, we will help point you in the right direction.