Above The Law Publish USA Big Law Coronavirus Tracker – Who’s Working From Home?

Need to know which firms have already instigated work from home regimes – Above the Law are working on that

 

Here’s their first list

 

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Firm Offices Who Is Covered? Policy
Quinn Emanuel New York, NY All Employees Mandatory WFH from 3/9 to 3/13; unknown if this has been extended
Faegre Drinker All Offices All Employees Mandatory WFH on 3/10; all offices reopened 3/11 except DC; Mandatory WFH for all offices starting 3/13, lasting through 3/31
Weil Gotshal All Offices All Employees Alternate office appearances and mandatory WFH in weekly shifts
Reed Smith US & EME Offices All Employees Mandatory WFH starting 3/13; policy to last several weeks or longer
Proskauer All Offices All Employees “Strongly encouraged” voluntary WFH starting 3/16 “unless you absolutely need to be in the office”
Morgan Lewis All Offices All Employees Lawyers and staff will be in the office on alternating days and WFH on the other days; personnel encouraged to work odd hours on in-office days to minimize exposure on public transportation; all employees may wear jeans to the office
Mayer Brown US Offices, followed by UK/EU All Employees Lawyers and staff will be on a team-based, daily rotation system between office appearances and WFH
Sidley Austin All US Offices All Lawyers (with alternate plan for staff) Lawyers WFH starting 3/16, lasting through 3/27; staff will be divided into two groups, and switch between working in office and WFH
King & Spalding All Offices All Employees Temporary voluntary WFH policy starting 3/16, lasting through 3/29; policy could be extended
Davis Wright Tremaine All US Offices
Portland, OR Office Closed
Bellvue, WA Office Closed
Seattle, WA Office Closed
All Employees Mandatory WFH policy starting 3/16
Sullivan & Cromwell All Offices All Lawyers (with alternate plan for staff) Voluntary WFH policy starting 3/13; legal secretaries in “certain locations” may switch weekly between working in office and WFH
Skadden All US Offices All Employees Voluntary WFH policy starting 3/16; must inform supervisor of plans
Fried Frank All Offices All Employees De facto mandatory WFH policy starting 3/12, lasting through 3/31; chairman announced he’d be working from home
Alston & Bird All Offices All Employees Voluntary WFH policy starting 3/12, lasting through 3/31 (“[n]o one … should feel pressure to do anything other than work remotely”); skeleton crew available at office sites
Mintz All Offices All Employees Mandatory WFH policy starting 3/16, lasting through 3/27; legal assistants given paid time off
Schiff Hardin All Offices Majority of All Employees Mandatory WFH policy starting 3/16, lasting through 3/27; all offices will remain open for “essential business support functions”
Dechert All Offices All Employees Voluntary WFH policy starting 3/13, until further notice
Baker Botts All Offices All Employees Voluntary WFH policy starting 3/13
WilmerHale All Offices All Employees Voluntary WFH policy starting 3/13; offices will remain open with “essential services” on staff
Clifford Chance All US Offices All Employees Mandatory WFH policy starting 3/16, until further notice
K&L Gates Pittsburgh, PA All Employees Voluntary WFH policy starting 3/14 if high risk, experiencing cold/flu-like symptoms, or have child-care obligations that have been disrupted; must inform supervisor
Haynes & Boone New York, NY All Employees Mandatory WFH starting 3/16, lasting through 3/30; WFH policies in other offices under review on case by case basis
Paul Hastings New York, NY Office Closed
Los Angeles, CA
All Employees Mandatory WFH for NY office lasting through at least 3/27; WFH “strongly encouraged” for LA office lasting through at least 3/27
Ropes & Gray All Offices All Employees “Strongly” suggests everyone WFH, indefinitely
Lowenstein Sandler All Offices All Employees “Strongly urged” voluntary WFH for all starting 3/16; some skeleton staff to work on-site on rotating basis to keep operations going
Orrick All Offices All Employees Mandatory WFH starting 3/16; administrative skeletal crew to work in office
Sherman & Howard All Offices All Employees Mandatory WFH
Katten All Offices All Employees Mandatory WFH starting 3/17, lasting for the indefinite future; no on-site support for any attorney who must access any office
Cozen O’Connor All Offices All Employees Voluntary WFH starting 3/16, lasting through 3/27
Quarles & Brady All Offices All Employees Voluntary WFH starting 3/15, lasting through “at least” 4/5; rotating in-office schedule for administrative staff in Chicago and DC offices; additional 10 days of PTO for employees unable to work due to quarantine, lack of transportation, Covid-19 recovery, taking care of school children
DLA Piper All Offices All Employees Voluntary WFH starting 3/16 at 5 p.m., lasting until further notice

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