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Attorneys find new work as insurers deny COVID-19 coverage

Lauren Tucker McCubbin, Reed Martens, Alex Roje, Ryan Frazier

In a rapidly emerging practice area for large and small firms alike, attorneys increasingly are counseling business owners who have been denied coverage under the “business interruption” portions of their commercial insurance policies.

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Crisis management response: What the board wants

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Crisis response is now a primary focus of internal and external stakeholders alike. Corporate board directors, as one of these groups of stakeholders, are, or should be, an important part of the crisis management process.

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Compensation report reflects importance of health, science sectors

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BarkerGilmore, a Fairport, New York-based legal industry consultant and executive search consultant, has released its first-ever study of in-house compensation for attorneys specifically in the health care and life science industries. While BarkerGilmore’s annual survey of in-house counsel compensation overall ...

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Coworking spaces gain popularity, especially on smaller scale

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From startups to companies looking to expand, coworking arrangements have increasingly become a viable alternative to traditional office space leasing. While there have been some setbacks, experts predict that the industry will continue to grow in the foreseeable future. Coworking, where ...

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George E. Wolf to join architectural firm as general counsel


George E. Wolf III, whose last day as a Jackson County circuit judge was March 16, has joined Kansas City-based architectural, engineering and planning firm HNTB Corporation. According to court spokeswoman Valerie Hartman, Wolf will serve as general counsel of ...

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General counsel in the news

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Benson Hill adds Bortolotti as general counsel Rebecca Bortolotti joined St. Louis-based plant science firm Benson Hill as general counsel and corporate secretary. Bortolotti supports business strategies for Benson Hill’s growing engagement with food and ingredient companies, grocery retailers and others. Prior ...

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