USA: Paul Weiss Mobilizes Army of Lawyers to Help Navigate Coronavirus Relief

Chairman Brad Karp wants “thousands” of lawyers across the U.S. to join what he expects will be an unprecedented effort.

At the end of a destabilizing week that saw a torrent of event cancellations and business closures across the U.S., Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison chairman Brad Karp found himself thinking about the millions of Americans that will soon be staring down the economic impacts of the growing coronavirus crisis.

While federal, state and local officials, along with the nonprofit sector, have pledged to make a number of resources available to help those in the need of either immediate or long-term assistance, the scope of the options and the steps needed to unlock them is bewildering.

Karp hit on the idea of enlisting the firm’s attorneys to make sense of the programs for public assistance that are either in place or coming online.

“As these programs are rolling out, I believe we’re going to be able to help these individuals access emergency resources that would otherwise be unavailable,” he said.

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