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Key Considerations for U.S. Public Company Compensation Committees in Light of COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, U.S. public company compensation committees face unique challenges as they focus on retaining and appropriately incentivizing employees while evaluating the impact of the pandemic on the company.  This client alert provides a high-level overview of some key issues that compensation committees should be…

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Disclosure Obligations for Public Companies in the Life Sciences Industry

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The ongoing global outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) raises important considerations for life sciences companies subject to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) disclosure and reporting requirements. As the pandemic continues to disrupt markets and industries worldwide, companies should carefully assess the risks that COVID-19 poses to their operations,…

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U.S. Senate Passes CARES Act, Heads to House; Would Make Available to Small Businesses $349B in SBA Paycheck Protection Loans and $10B in Economic Injury Disaster Loan Grants

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Late Wednesday night, March 25, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed, 96-0, the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or “CARES Act” (H.R. 748), which will make available to small businesses $349 billion in “paycheck protection loans” through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 7(a) Loan Guaranty Program (Paycheck Protection Loans or PPLs) and $10…

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COVID-19 and the Impact on M&A

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Although COVID-19 is rightfully viewed primarily as a public health and humanitarian issue, it is worth considering the potential impacts of the virus on M&A activity as this dynamic situation unfolds. We are seeing the issue find its way into M&A processes in various ways, and we have highlighted many…

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