Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

April 3, 2020

At Patterson Belknap we continue to diligently monitor the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus and assess the potential legal and business issues that may arise relating to the virus.  The situation is fluid, and best practices and guidelines are evolving in real time.  We are closely monitoring the situation as it unfolds, and share our latest perspectives on the legal issues relating to COVID-19 below.


CARES Act Benefits Explained: Key Provisions for Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations (April 3, 2020)

Employment Law

CARES Act: Unemployment Relief (April 3, 2020)

Documentation Requirements for COVID-19-Related Leave (April 3, 2020)

Update on Federal Requirements for COVID-19 Related Leave: DOL Guidance and Model Notice (March 30, 2020)

Federal WARN and NYS Mini-WARN: Obligations for Employers in Light of COVID-19 (March 27, 2020)

COVID-19 Reporting and Privacy Issues (March 26, 2020)

New York State's New COVID-19 Sick Leave (March 21, 2020)

Mandatory Non-Essential Business In-Person Workforce Reductions (March 21, 2020)

Coronavirus-Related Leave:  Employers Required to Provide Paid Sick and Child-Care Leave (March 19, 2020)

New York Employer Tips for Responding to the Coronavirus (March 3, 2020)

Business Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights

COVID-19 Related Updates to Bankruptcy Courtroom Policies and Procedures (April 3, 2020)

Troubled Waters: The Cruise Line Industry May Face an Uncertain Future (March 18, 2020)

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

CARES Act Update – Employee Benefit Plans and Arrangements – Part 2 (March 30, 2020)

CARES Act - Retirement Plan Provisions for Employers and Plan Administrators (March 27, 2020)

False Advertising

Federal Agencies Crack Down on Coronavirus Advertising (April 3, 2020)

Intellectual Property

The FDA Regulatory Landscape for COVID-19 Treatments and Vaccines (March 16, 2020)


Webinar: COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Transactions and Disputes (April 17, 2020)

Gov. Cuomo Tolls Procedural Laws Including Statutes of Limitations (March 23, 2020)

COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Transactions and Disputes (March 23, 2020)

COVID-19’s Effect on the New York Commercial Division (March 16, 2020)

Privacy & Data Security

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Threats Spiral as Businesses Implement Prophylactic Security Measures (April 1, 2020)

HIPAA Regulator Relaxes Enforcement for Telehealth Services During the COVID-19 Crisis (April 1, 2020)

Consumer Reports Opposes Efforts to Delay CCPA Enforcement Due to COVID-19 (March 25, 2020)

Industry Groups Request Delay in CCPA Enforcement Due to COVID-19 (March 24, 2020)

DFS Extends Cybersecurity Certification Deadline to June 1, 2020 (March 23, 2020)

Cyber Risk and COVID-19: Practical Guidance for Secure Remote Working (March 19, 2020)

Products Liability

HHS Provides Limited Tort Immunity to Companies Providing Pandemic Response Countermeasures under the PREP Act (March 24, 2020)

Real Estate

COVID-19: Issues Impacting Commercial Leases (March 23, 2020)

Tax-Exempt Organizations

Nonprofits Take on the COVID-19 Crisis: Enhanced Deductibility Benefit for Large Cash Gifts to Charity and for Non-Itemizers (March 31, 2020)

Nonprofits Take on the COVID-19 Crisis: Starting a New Charitable Organization (March 27, 2020)

Nonprofits Take on the COVID-19 Crisis: Employer-Provided Disaster Relief (March 24, 2020)

Nonprofits Take on the COVID-19 Crisis: A Primer on Disaster Relief (March 23, 2020)

Trusts & Estates

Perspective and Planning During Uncertainty (March 11, 2020)