Novel Legal Challenges Facing In-House Counsel From the Novel Coronavirus

With the novel coronavirus pandemic disrupting business activity on an unprecedented, global scale, in-house lawyers need guidance now on how to interpret the company's contracts with suppliers, distributors, customers and other partners. This timely course examines several key contract provisions, including force majeure, material adverse change, frustration of purpose and impossibility, and provides in-house counsel with practical guidance on how to apply them to real world scenarios similar to those caused by the coronavirus pandemic.



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California

Credit Type: General (Participatory)

Total Credits: 0.5 hours

New York

Credit Type: Areas of Prof. Prac. (Online)

Total Credits: 0.5 hours

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Christopher D. Kercher
Partner
Christopher is a seasoned litigator with experience in complex commercial litigation and arbitration relating to contract disputes, bankruptcy, corporate takeovers, securities, derivatives, employment matters, and debtor and creditor rights. He regularly represents corporations, investment funds, high net-worth individuals, and officers and directors in major, often bet-the-company, litigation. He has extensive experience litigating on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, and providing general legal advice to clients on a range of issues, including the analysis of potential claims. Christoper was recognized in 2016 by Law360 as a Rising Star in Banking and received the Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Award in 2007. Mr. Kercher is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Cornell University.
Andrew J. Rossman
Partner
Andrew is a seasoned trial lawyer with a broad range of experience in complex commercial litigation including derivatives, securities, corporate governance, bankruptcy, energy, partnership, real estate and international matters.  As lead trial counsel, Andrew has recovered well over $5 billion in settlements and judgments for private equity firms and their portfolio companies, hedge funds, public companies, officers and directors, and board committees and creditors’ committees in high-profile disputes in state and federal courts and arbitral tribunals across the country and abroad.
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