05/07/2020

Adam Sencenbaugh in Bloomberg Law: Coronavirus Delays Collection of Workforce-Diversity Reports

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Partner Adam Sencenbaugh talked with Bloomberg Law about the EEOC’s move to postpone the collection of business diversity data during the coronavirus pandemic.

05/07/2020

Weathering the Economic Storm: Are PPP Loans and Bankruptcy Reorganizations Mutually Exclusive Options?

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Introduced by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) seeks to provide short-term ...

05/07/2020

SBA Extends Loan Repayment Safe Harbor Date, Provides Additional Guidance on Employees of Foreign Affiliates

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On May 6, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued updates to the Frequently Asked Questions document (“FAQs”), originally published o...

05/06/2020

Media, Entertainment and First Amendment Newsletter, April 2020

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Every part of life has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and access to open government is no exception. The rise of COVID-19 has seen government agencies scrambling to modify ordinary procedures...

05/06/2020

Kraig Grahmann in MergerMarket: Oil and Gas Private Equity Could Pool, Jettison Assets in Flight to Quality – Analysis

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Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Kraig Grahmann was quoted in a MergerMarket article about how oil and gas private equity firms are considering merging portfolio holdings to cut overhead costs, ...

05/06/2020

Federal Reserve Board Announces Revised Terms for the Main Street Lending Program

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On April 9, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Board”) announced the establishment of the Main Street Lending Program (“Main Street ...

05/06/2020

Christina Marshall in Corporate Counsel: Tips on Crisis Management for In-House Counsel

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Partner Christina Marshall authored an article in Corporate Counsel about how business lawyers can use their skill set to help businesses protect the company’s revenue, assets and employees i...

05/05/2020

Could Retention of PPP Loan Funds Create False Claims Act Liability?

Alert

The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) is intended to provide nearly $700 billion of economic relief to small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19.

05/05/2020

Tim Powers Interviewed in Hsu Untied Podcast on Remote Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Press Release

Haynes and Boone, LLP Managing Partner Tim Powers was featured in the Hsu Untied podcast about how to maintain effective and connected leadership amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/01/2020

SBA Releases Paycheck Protection Program Guidance on Capping Loan Amounts for Corporate Groups and Provides Additional Clarity on Loan Eligibility and Forgiveness

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On April 29 and April 30, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) provided additional guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) th...

05/01/2020

Looking for an Alternative to the PPP? Taking a Second Look at the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program

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The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”) program is an existing loan facility offered by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) under Section 7...

04/29/2020

Matthew Costello in HR Magazine: Coronavirus Fuels Debate over California’s Independent-Contractor Rule

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Associate Matthew Costello talked with HR Magazine about how coronavirus concerns have raised questions about California's strict independent-contractor test and whether it should be amended.

04/29/2020

M.C. Sungaila Writes in Law360 and Law.com on Coping With the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner M.C. Sungaila authored articles in Law360 and Law.com about ways people in the legal industry are coping with the pandemic and her advice for preparing ...

04/28/2020

New York Remote Notarization

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In light of the social distancing orders put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.7 on March 19, 2020 which authorized notary publics to nota...

04/27/2020

Protecting Your Company from Coronavirus-related Premises Liability Claims

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Businesses preparing to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic and the essential businesses that have remained open through the pandemic should make a good faith effort to implement health and safety me...

04/24/2020

COVID-19 Negative Oil Prices and Force Majeure

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The negative pricing for West Texas Intermediate oil (“WTI”) on Monday has raised alarm bells for many of our clients in the exploration and production and midstream industries.

04/24/2020

New Law Provides $100 Billion of Additional Healthcare Funding for COVID-19 Response

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Today, the federal government enacted the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (the “PPP/HCE Act”) to provide additional funding for loan and grant pro...

04/24/2020

Purvi Patel Albers in Bloomberg Law: Virus Leaves Brands to Protect Themselves as Opportunists Pounce

Article

Partner Purvi Patel Albers talked with Bloomberg Law about the increased need for brand owners to protect their intellectual property from counterfeiters amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/24/2020

President Signs Additional Appropriation for Small Business Relief

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President Trump signed H.R.266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (the “PPP/HCE Act”) this afternoon following passage of the bill by both house...

04/23/2020

Media Covers Spring 2020 Updates to Energy Bankruptcy Reports

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Many news outlets have quoted Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers in articles about the firm’s latest energy reports: the Borrowing Base Redeterminations and Price Deck Surveys and updates to its energy ban...

04/22/2020

False Claims Act Compliance Concerns in the Wake of COVID-19

Alert

In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has passed several new laws to provide trillions of dollars of funding to affected businesses and individuals.

04/22/2020

Mexico: Extension of the Term of the Extraordinary Measures of the Health Emergency Declaration (COVID-19)

Alert

We have previously reported on the order that adopted the extraordinary measures under the COVID-19 health emergency declaration, published on March 31, 2020 (the “

04/22/2020

Andreas Dracoulis, Rahul Kumar in LNG Shipping & Terminals: Does COVID-19 Offer an Opportunity for Shipowners with Newbuild Orders?

Publication

Partner Andreas Dracoulis and Associate Rahul Kumar write in LNG Shipping & Terminals about why shipowners need to carefully assess the economic and legal ramifications when looking to delay ...

04/21/2020

Checklist for Return to Work (or Reinstatement) for Employees Impacted by COVID-19

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Employers are now confronted with the next COVID-19 challenge: safely bringing employees back to work. The recent federal guidelines for “Opening Up America Again” specifically refer to recommended pr...

04/20/2020

Transparency vs. Safety: Restrictions to Open Government During COVID-19

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Every part of life has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and access to open government is no exception. The rise of COVID-19 has seen government agencies scrambling to modify ordinary procedure...

04/20/2020

What Healthcare Providers Need to Know About Receiving Payments Under the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), a historic $2 trillion relief package signed into law on March 27, 2020, seeks to address the econom...

04/20/2020

What Texas Licensed Healthcare Facilities Need to Know About Resuming Nonessential Surgeries

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We recently discussed how the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) allocates $100 billion to the Public Health and Social Service Emergency Fu...

04/17/2020

Andreas Dracoulis and Jonathan Morton in Offshore Energy Today: Turbulent Waters: COVID-19 and Offshore Construction

Publication

London-based Partner Andreas Dracoulis and Associate Jonathan Morton authored an article in Offshore Energy Today about the legal intricacies of declaring force majeure on offshore constructi...

04/17/2020

Matthew Deffebach in USA Today: What is OSHA Doing? Coronavirus Crisis Raises Questions About Workplace Safety Agency

Article

USA Today quoted Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Matthew Deffebach in an article about how the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is drawing withering criticism from advo...

04/16/2020

Special Alert: SBA Releases Additional Guidance via New Interim Final Rule, Update to Frequently Asked Questions on Paycheck Protection Program Loans

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On April 14 and April 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) provided additional guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) th...

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