07/22/2020

COVID-19 Is Bringing a Host of New Employment Claims: EPL Policies Should Cover Them

Publication

Partners Steve Raptis and Melissa Goodman and Associate Mike Stoner authored an article in Law360 about how employers can protect themselves from potential claims stemming from layoffs and fu...

07/21/2020

Andreas Dracoulis, Jonathan Morton in Offshore Magazine: COVID-19 and its Impact on Offshore Construction

Publication

Partner Andreas Dracoulis and Associate Jonathan Morton authored an article in Offshore Magazine about difficulties supply chain companies are facing due to COVID-19-related delays in offshor...

07/21/2020

A Look at Insuring Distressed M&A Deals: The Current Landscape of R&W Insurance (Part 2)

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The economic downturn engendered by the COVID-19 pandemic likely will lead to a significant increase in acquisitions of distressed targets.

07/21/2020

Andreas Dracoulis and Jonathan Morton Author Article - Wrongful Termination in Good Faith - Reconciling the Authorities in the Context of Force Majeure

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In the rush to seek relief under force majeure clauses following the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is likely that some claims were made incorrectly, albeit in good faith. Particular...

07/16/2020

M.C. Sungaila in Law.com: A Lost Summer for Law Students? Not For Aspiring Appellate Lawyers in NC and the OC

Article

Law.com quoted Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner M.C. Sungaila in an article about her role as the dean of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) Law Student Summer Appellate Academy, a series ...

07/14/2020

Shifting Pricing and Coverage: The Current Landscape of R&W Insurance (Part 1)

Alert

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the economy to a significant extent. With respect to the representations and warranties insurance (“RWI”) market, the pandemic presents two specific challenges: (1) ...

07/13/2020

Maren Strandevold in Litigation Futures: Managing Disputes in the Future

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Associate Maren Strandevold writes in Litigation Futures about how the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will impact the future of the legal profession.

07/13/2020

SEC Issues Additional Guidance on COVID-19 Disclosure Considerations

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On June 23, 2020, the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued CF Disclosure Guidance: Topic No. 9A to provide disclosures companies should consider inc...

07/10/2020

ARRC Releases Updated LIBOR Fallback Language for USD Syndicated Loans

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On June 30, 2020, the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (“ARRC”) released an updated version of its recommended reference rate fallback language for U.S. dollar (“USD”) LIBOR syndicated loans (“Up...

07/10/2020

Steve Epstein, His Wife and Friends Coordinate Community Drive to Assist COVID-19 Nurses

Press Release

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Steve Epstein and his wife Susan worked closely with another couple in their community of Rye Brook, N.Y., to spearhead a local effort, collecting donations and providing...

07/09/2020

China Passes Controversial Hong Kong National Security Law

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On June 30, the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China (the “NPC”) unanimously passed the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong...

07/08/2020

Startup Financing Strategy During COVID-19

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In the VC community, especially for early stage investments, the valuation of a startup is strongly influenced by subjective factors, mainly how the investors view the business, market and management ...

07/08/2020

Airborne COVID-19: Is “Physical Loss” a Factual Question for the Experts?

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Thousands of denied claims and hundreds of lawsuits pending around the country are testament to the fact that business interruption coverage for losses sustained during the COVID-19 pandemic depends o...

07/02/2020

Emilie Cooper in Law360: 3 Things to Watch as COVID-19 Real Estate Litigation Looms

Article

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Emilie Cooper talked with Law360 about how issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic – including expiration of assistance under the CARES Act — are likely to usher ...

07/01/2020

Opportunities for U. S. Venture Capital Funds and Start-up Companies Operating Under New FIRRMA Regulations During COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has lasted for over four months, and there is no sign that the number of new cases will decrease soon, though many states, companies and service providers are proceeding with the...

07/01/2020

New Interim Final Rule: Revisions to PPP Loan Forgiveness and Loan Review Procedures

Alert

On June 22, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) released a new interim final rule (“New IFR”) on the Paycheck Protection Program (“

06/30/2020

Tim Powers in American Lawyer: Buoyed by Recent Gains, Firms Embrace Opportunistic Hiring Amid Pandemic

Article

Managing Partner Tim Powers talked with The American Lawyer about how strong finances and a willingness to invest for the future have kept firms like Haynes and Boone active in the lateral ma...

06/22/2020

New NASAA Guidance on FPRs Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

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On June 10, 2020, the NASAA Franchise and Business Opportunity Project Group (“NASAA Franchise Project Group”) issued a statement on the importance of accurately disclosing financial performance repre...

06/18/2020

Dan Gold Discusses Merger Dispute With Reorg

Article

Partner Dan Gold talked with Reorg about a prominent merger dispute filed in Oakland County, Mich., instead of Delaware Chancery Court, the usual jurisdiction for such disputes.

06/18/2020

Patrick Hughes in BizWest: COVID Could Kneecap Debt-Heavy Drillers into Bankruptcy

Article

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Patrick Hughes talked to BizWest about how the health and economic crisis caused by the emergence of the COVID-19 virus across the world has thrown the oil marke...

06/18/2020

Jason Bloom in Bloomberg Law: Trademark Cases Drop as Pandemic Fuels Uncertainties

Article

Partner Jason Bloom talked with Bloomberg Law about why the reduced rate of trademark lawsuits filed in federal courts this year may not be a lasting trend.

06/18/2020

China Alert: China's Relaxed Financial Sector May Aid Foreign Investors

Alert

While the world contends with the COVID-19 crisis and its economic and financial impact, China is quietly opening its doors to its financial sector, inviting more foreign financial institutions, banks...

06/17/2020

OSHA Reminds Employers to Continue Assessing Employee Safety Regarding COVID-19 Hazards, While Also Not Neglecting Common Workplace Hazards

Alert

As employers continue to implement and maintain the current health and safety guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, they should also be mindful not to forget their other safety ...

06/16/2020

Down Round Financing

Alert

Although the data for San Francisco Bay Area remains encouraging for the first quarter of 2020, given the economic instability brought by COVID-19, we might see more down rounds going forward.

06/15/2020

Matt Ferris in The Deal: COVID-19 Lawsuits Could Force Nursing Homes Into Ch. 11 Stays

Article

Partner Matt Ferris talked with The Deal about how long-term care facilities dealing with litigation for alleged COVID-19-related deaths of patients and residents may soon begin seeking bankr...

06/11/2020

Eugene Goryunov in Law360: 3 Ways the Pandemic Has Shaped Patent Litigation, So Far

Article

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Eugene Goryunov talked with Law360 about how three months of pandemic lockdowns and economic disruption have started making patent attorneys and litigants think ...

06/10/2020

Tom Harris in Business Insider: M&A Fine Print That Prompted Lawsuits After the Financial Crisis is Back in the Spotlight

Article

Partner Tom Harris talked with Business Insider about how buyers' remorse in the aftermath of the financial crisis led to lawsuits about when and if companies can back out of deals.

06/10/2020

The Federal Reserve Releases Additional Guidance, Terms, Conditions and Agreement Forms and Expands the Program to Allow for Broader Borrower Participation

Alert

In preparation for the imminent launch of the Main Street Lending Program, the Federal Reserve (through the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, which is implementing the program) issued updates on May 27,...

06/08/2020

President Signs Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

Alert

On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed H.R.7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “PPPFA”). The PPPFA modifies the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) to provide additiona...

06/04/2020

Micah Skidmore in Law360: Fla. Sports Bar's COVID-19 Insurance Claim Should Proceed

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Partner Micah Skidmore authored a Law360 article about why an insurer’s motion to dismiss a policyholder's claim for business interruption loss should be denied in a pending case.

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