Greenberg Traurig (GT) continues to be vigilant in monitoring the current Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis and how it may affect our clients, attorneys, business staff, and our families. We are focused on the safety of all involved as well as on the continuity of services. In addition to addressing COVID-19-specific questions that clients are facing, we also want to be there to help with everyday questions and challenges. As needed, we are taking action swiftly but carefully based on news from official sources, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and local authorities. We are in this together and we understand that to continue to provide top legal service to our clients, we must be at our best. Below are a few of the measures currently in place at GT.
We will support our clients’ needs and realize that some in-person meetings will be essential to delivering our services. When we do have in-person meetings, we will provide preventative products. We are also continuing with preventative measures already in place, such as providing hand sanitizer in our offices and wiping down door handles and other surfaces daily. In light of current conditions, we will continue to use video conferencing where available and when that appears preferable to an in-person meeting.
Business Continuity Plans
GT is committed to its clients, employees, shareholders, and suppliers. To ensure the effective availability of essential services, GT has a Business Continuity Planning policy in support of a comprehensive program for business continuity, business disruption preparedness, and total business recovery that has global and regional components. In addition, each GT office has business continuity plans in place that will enable us to effectively service our clients in the event an emergency arises, including the potential need for a large number of people to work remotely. Should an office or offices need to close, we have a number of systems in place to allow our professionals to work from home or an alternate location, and have maximized GT’s ability to provide the best network and system performance in anticipation of any such closures. Like you, we are communicating with our vendors to understand their business continuity plans should there be a disruption of service, with a focus on continuity of services and product availability.
We have asked all GT employees who have recently traveled and have concerns regarding exposure to contact their personal health professional for guidance. In addition, we have asked that all employees immediately call their supervisor and to not come into an office if they believe that they have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or is suspected of having COVID-19.
GT is regularly providing updates about travel, preventative best practices, and helpful links to resources with additional information to employees.
While news and updates about the global impact of COVID-19 continue to pour in, you can trust that GT is prepared to be steadfast in client service and is taking every precaution to continue to be your go-to partner. For more information and updates on the developing situation, visit Health Emergency Preparedness Task Force: Coronavirus Disease 2019 on the GT website. Task Force members — across practice areas and industry groups in the firm’s 41 offices worldwide — provide clients with targeted insight and experience critical to the immediate and long-term legal needs associated with this crisis.