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Procopio COVID-19 Communications and Resources

We will be collecting all key COVID-19 communications and resources for our clients and the general public on this page, as they are posted. Should you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us.

All Procopio attorneys are continuing to serve their clients during this unprecedented time. We are working remotely while safeguarding secure client documents and communications, regardless of state or local actions in our various office locations.

Our dedicated COVID-19 Legal Resources Team provides critical support with all CARES Act items including areas of corporate and tax law, business restructuring and bankruptcy, employment, health care, insurance, privacy and cybersecurity, real estate and construction, business operations, and more. Meet our COVID-19 Team.

 

ARTICLES

Corporate / Tax Law

May 13, 2020: Johnson, Paul B. "SBA Eases the Minds of Borrowers Concerned About the PPP "Necessity" Certification."

May 9, 2020: Marasco, Robert G. "Beware the Siren Song of the PPP."

April 28, 2020: Rappoport, Roger C.; Larkin, Yeshaya "Shai"; and Johnson, Paul B. "Considerations for Angel and VC Funded Startups and Emerging Growth Companies Considering a Loan under the Paycheck Protection Program."

April 27, 2020: Sloss, Robert; Morton, Mindy M.; and Walton, Edward C. "Avoiding Litigation While Resolving Disputes: Commercial Contract Challenges During COVID-19."

April 13, 2020: Brown, Robert J. "IRS Grants Much-Anticipated Section 1031 Extensions."

April 6, 2020: Mansour, Eli W. "Interim Final Rule Issued for Paycheck Protection Program."

March 27, 2020: Johnson, Paul B.; Mansour, Eli W; and Smelko, William. "Business Assistance Funds Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act."

March 27, 2020: Changaris, Michael A.; Swenson, Eric D.; and Rowles, Kenneth M. "Tax Benefits Announced: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (H.R. 748), What Every Individual and Corporate Taxpayer Wants to Know."

 

Employment Law

May 11, 2020: Kenny, Marie Burke; and Engleson, Clint S. "California Governor Expands Workers Compensation Benefits to Employees Diagnosed with COVID-19."

March 25, 2020: Paetkau, Tyler M.; and Engleson, Clint S., "The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) and Related Tax Credits: What Employers Need to Know before April 1, 2020."

March 24, 2020: Barnes, Brook Taylor, "The Governor's Stay-at-Home Order Challenges California Employers."

 

Health Care

April 7, 2020: Marasco, Robert G.; and Olmeda, Bella M. "California Relaxes Telehealth Services Rules in Light of COVID-19."

March 31, 2020: Marasco, Robert G.; and Harrington, Rachael A. "California Governor Authorizes Expansion of Health Care Workforce and Facilities."

March 26, 2020: Marasco, Robert G.; and Harrington, Rachael A. "CMS Approves Additional Medicaid Section 1135 Waivers in Light of COVID-19."

March 18, 2020: Marasco, Robert G.; Harrington, Rachael A; and Lean, Julian J.G., "HIPAA: Disclosure of PHI During the COVID-19 Pandemic."

 

Insurance

July 6, 2020: Selfridge, Alexandra ("Sasha"), "Proposed California Legislation Promising for Business Insurance Policy Owners Dealing With COVID-19."

March 17, 2020: Miller, Cecilia O'Connell; Caplan, Ryan C.; and Selfridge, Alexandra ("Sasha"), "Insurance for COVID-19 Losses: Could There Be Hidden Coverage in Your Insurance Policy?"

 

Intellectual Property

May 11, 2020: Beuerle, Stephen C., and Ramos, Robert: "Obtain COVID-19-related Patents Fast... And at no Additional Cost!"

May 4, 2020: Ramos, Robert. "USPTO Further Extends Certain Patent Filing Deadlines."

April 8, 2020: Ramos, Robert (Bob). "USPTO Extends Certain Patent Filing Deadlines."

April 6, 2020: Ferguson, Lisel M. "Protecting Your Online Business and Assets in the Age of COVID-19."

March 30, 2020: Ramos, Robert (Bob). "CARES Act Provides USPTO Discretion to Extend Certain Patent and Trademark Filing Deadlines."

 

Privacy / Cybersecurity

March 24, 2020: Harwell, Elaine F., "Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic."

 

Real Estate / Construction

April 29, 2020: Neva, Sara G.; and Brown, Robert J. "CARES Act and New Court Rules Impose Further Restrictions on Evictions."

April 29, 2020: Neva, Sara G.; and Brown, Robert J. "Proposed California Legislation Seeks to Expand Eviction Protections Including Rent Reduction."

April 22, 2020: Algaze, Carey, "COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Eviction Moratoria Summary."

April 1, 2020: Nielsen, Justine K. "Emergency Moratorium on Evictions Takes Effect in the City of San Diego."

March 18, 2020: Salamone, Mary A., "Preserving Construction Claims in the Face of COVID-19."

 

Additional Resources

 

April 2, 2020: Paetkau, Tyler M.; and Savage, Olga. "New Extended Stay-at-Home Restrictions in Six San Francisco Bay Area Counties May Be Useful Predictor of Future Measures by Other Counties and the State of California."

April 1, 2020: Brown, Michele B. "Request for Guidance and Emergency Relief in Family Law Matters." California Lawyers Association, Family Law Section.

March 24, 2020: Dooley, James A., "Changing Spousal Support and Child Support During the COVID-19 Crisis."

Find here a summary of key Procopio COVID-19 materials in Korean provided by Samuel S. Lee and Stacy Park, a text document, PowerPoint and podcast.

 

WEBINARS

UPCOMING

None currently scheduled; stay tuned!

 

PAST

Business Restructuring / Bankruptcy

Wednesday, April 1 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT: Procopio attorney Bill Smelko held a complimentary webinar, "Business Restructuring Options in Turbulent Times." PowerPoint here and video below.

Corporate / Tax Law / Litigation

Thursday, June 18, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PDT: Procopio litigators Sean Sullivan and Elaine Harwell hosted a webinar titled "Litigation: Big Changes or Minor Tweaks — Considerations for Managing (and Adapting) Litigation in the New Normal." The webinar focused on how litigants and courts are adjusting during COVID-19, and how in-house counsel need to prepare for the impacts on pending cases and future litigation. PowerPoint here and video below.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT: Procopio attorney Eric Plourde discussed key issues for public and private companies as COVID-19 will almost certainly increase securities-related claims under both federal and state law in a complimentary Q&A webinar titled "Introduction to Securities Litigation: Preparing for Increased Securities Claims Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic." PowerPoint here and video below.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT: Procopio attorneys Robert Sloss, Mindy Morton and Sean Sullivan hosted a complimentary Q&A webinar titled "Contract Drafting Tips From the Litigator’s Perspective: Avoiding Lawsuits in the Post COVID-19 World." PowerPoint here and video below.

Monday, May 11, 2020, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. PDT: Procopio Partners Robert Marasco and Paul Johnson and PKF Tax Partner Kurt Welker held a complimentary Q&A webinar titled "PPP: Did You Really Qualify and What Are the Risks if You Got the Money Anyway?" PowerPoint here and video below.

 

Tuesday, May 5 from 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. PDT: Procopio Partners Robert Sloss, Mindy Morton and Ed Walton held a complimentary Q&A webinar, "Avoiding Litigation While Resolving Disputes: Commercial Contract Challenges During COVID-19." PowerPoint here and video below.

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Escuche a nuestro Socio Enrique Hernández exponer los ”Desafíos de la Hacienda Pública en tiempos de Emergencia Sanitaria COVID-19." (Listen to Partner Enrique Hernandez presenting on ”Challenges of the Public Finance during the COVID-19 Sanitary Emergency.") Video below.

 

Monday, April 27, 2020: Escuche a nuestro socio Enrique Hernandez Pulido hablar sobre las medidas fiscales que está implementando los Estados Unidos ante la Pandemia del COVID-19 y el impacto que tendrán estas en las empresas y a nivel país. (Listen to Partner Enrique Hernandez talk on the Tax Measurements that the United States are implementing due to COVID-19 Pandemic and the impact of all those on the corporate and country level.) Video below.

 

Employment Law

May 18, 2020, 11 a.m. - 12. p.m. PDT: Procopio Partner Marie Burke Kenny and Senior Associate Brook Taylor Barnes hosted a complimentary Q&A webinar titled "Facing The Unknown: Employer Guidance For Return To Work Issues." PowerPoint here and video below.

 

Friday, April 3 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDT: Procopio attorneys Stephenie Alexander and Brook Taylor Barnes held a complimentary webinar, "Part 3: Even More Answers to Employer COVID-19 Questions as the DOL Issues More Guidance." PowerPoint here and video below.

Thursday, March 26 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDT: Three members of Procopio's Labor & Employment team held a second complimentary webinar on how employers can manage during the COVID-19 crisis. PowerPoint here and video below.

Thursday, March 19 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDT: Three members of Procopio's Labor & Employment team held a complimentary webinar, "Answers to the Questions Employers Should be Asking Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)." PowerPoint here and video below.

 

Insurance

Thursday, May 21, 2020, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT: Procopio attorneys Cecilia Miller, Ryan Caplan and Sasha Selfridge hosted a complimentary webinar titled "Insurance for COVID-19 Losses—Part Two: You’ve Submitted Your Claim—Now What? Strategies for Maximizing Insurance Coverage." Video below.

 

Wednesday, March 25 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT: Procopio attorneys Cecilia Miller, Ryan Caplan and Sasha Selfridge held a complimentary webinar covering ways your business insurance may help you recover losses related to COVID-19. Video below.

 

Privacy / Cybersecurity

May 20, 2020, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. PDT: Procopio attorneys Mindy Morton and Elaine Harwell and Endsight's Robert GIllette hosted a complimentary Q&A webinar titled "Trade Secrets and Cybersecurity in the Covid-19 World: Tips and Trends." PowerPoint here and video below.

Thursday, April 2 from 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. PDT: The co-leader of Procopio's Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, Elaine Harwell, held a complimentary webinar on key privacy and cybersecurity concerns businesses must be aware of in the wake of COVID-19. PowerPoint here and video below.

 

Real Estate / Construction

Friday, March 27 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PDT: Two partners in Procopio's Construction Law team, Mary Salamone and Laurence Phillips, hosted a complimentary webinar on how to maintain construction claims during the financial impacts of COVID-19.

 

Additional Resources

Wednesday, April 15 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PDT: Three Procopio attorneys participated in a COVID-19 related online Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Member Roundtable, "Legal Solutions for Hospitality & Retail Industry Operations."

Thursday, April 16 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PDT: Three Procopio partners hosted a complimentary webinar with CCSA, "COVID-19 and Charter Schools: Your Legal Questions Answered."

Wednesday, April 15 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT: Procopio Partner Lisel Ferguson held a complimentary webinar, "Protecting Your Online Business and Assets in the Age of COVID-19." PowerPoint here and video below.

 

PODCASTS

July 6, 2020: Procopio Perspectives Podcast: Procopio Special Counsel Samuel Lee and Associate Stacy Park discuss protecting trade secrets for Korean businesses in the United States during COVID-19 (in Korean). Listen and subscribe here.

June 29, 2020: Procopio Perspectives podcast: Procopio Partners Miku Mehta and Robert Sloss discuss the rise in patent troll lawsuits during COVID-19, in particular against Asian corporations, and what companies can do to defeat them. Listen and subscribe here.

May 12, 2020: Procopio Perspectives podcast: Procopio Partner Tyler Paetkau and Senior Associate Olga Savage discuss the challenges and responsibilities for employers returning their employees to the workplace during COVID-19. Listen and subscribe here.

May 8, 2020: Procopio Perspectives podcast: Procopio Special Counsel Samuel Lee and Associate Stacy Park discuss the challenges of COVID-19 (in Korean). Listen and subscribe here.

April 2020: IP Counsel Cafe podcast: Procopio Partner Miku Mehta discusses COVID-19 and patent prosecution with Google's Scott Pojunas. Listen here.

 

FIRM ANNOUNCEMENTS

March 13, 2020 (all offices): Procopio stands ready to provide a seamless client experience during these challenging and uncertain times arising from the COVID-19 virus. Our highest priority is the health and well-being of our people, our clients and their families. We are closely monitoring the latest advisories from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As such, we have implemented a contingency plan to serve clients regardless of location.

Our attorneys and staff have the ability to work remotely in a secure environment protecting your sensitive information. Although in-person meetings often are valuable and the most efficient means of communication, we thank you in advance for your understanding and support of our temporary preference for telephonic and video-conferenced meetings. We have a variety of methods for virtual client meetings from video conferencing to client portals to securely share information and discuss important topics. If held, we anticipate keeping on-site client meetings to fewer than five individuals. 

This is an unprecedented time for all of us. We appreciate your confidence in Procopio’s ability to serve you.

 

About Procopio

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