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Andrew Brought Provides Insight on Mitigating Risk Amid Mask and N95 Shortages

Spencer Fane attorney Andrew Brought was recently featured in an article for Business Insurance on the impact of mask and N95 shortages on employers.

Brian Memory and Jacob Sparks Discuss Pandemic Considerations for Lenders

Spencer Fane attorneys Brian Memory and Jacob Sparks recently published an article featured in Law360 discussing proactive measures financial institutions can take in response to adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on such institutions and their customers.

Bloomberg Law Features Greg Ash and Rob Browning’s Pandemic Advice for Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors

Spencer Fane attorneys Greg Ash and Rob Browning recently published an article featured in Bloomberg Law discussing the impact of COVID-19 on benefit plan sponsors and how employers can effectively move forward.

Price-Gouging: Carly Duvall and Pat McInerney Provide Guidance on Compliance During COVID-19

Spencer Fane attorneys Carly Duvall and Pat McInerney recently published an article featured in Bloomberg discussing price-gouging regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Robin Nolan Discusses Changing Landscape for Commercial Leases

Spencer Fane attorney Robin Nolan, a partner practicing in commercial real estate matters, recently published an article in the Colorado Real Estate Journal on the options available to landlords when modifying office leases for tenants.

Helen Holden Looks at Lessons Learned in Employment Law During COVID-19 Pandemic

Spencer Fane attorney Helen Holden recently published an article as part of a larger cover story for In Business Magazine. The cover story focused on advice for businesses as they recover from the COVID-19-related disruption.

Helen Holden Provides Insight on DOL Guidelines During COVID-19 Pandemic

Spencer Fane attorney Helen Holden, recently published an article on TLNT, an online talent management and human resources publication, discussing recent guidance from the Department of Labor (DOL) relating to remote work.

FMLA and Mental Health: Elizabeth Wente Provides Guidance to Employers

Spencer Fane attorney Elizabeth Wente was recently interviewed by the Springfield Business Journal as part of the recurring video series, “Business in Motion.”

Robin Nolan Discusses Office Lease Modifications during COVID-19

Spencer Fane attorney Robin Nolan recently published an article for GlobeSt.com on the options available to landlords when modifying office leases for tenants.

Spencer Fane Attorneys Provide Guidance on the Small Business Reorganization Act

Spencer Fane attorneys Jacob Sparks, Eric Van Horn, and Rick Herold recently published an article featured in The Arizona Banker examining the impact of the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rob Browning Explains COVID-19 Relief for Plan Sponsors

Spencer Fane attorney Rob Browning recently published an article in BenefitsPRO explaining new guidance from the IRS on suspending 401(k) contributions.

John Browning Emphasizes Need for Digital Hygiene

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning recently published an article in the Texas Bar Journal highlighting the need for attorneys to exercise proper social media hygiene. 

Shawn Tuma Emphasizes the Need for Cyber Protection

Spencer Fane attorney Shawn Tuma recently published an article in Security Magazine discussing an increasing risk of cyber attacks, and the need for cyber insurance.

Employee Benefits Group Advises on a Post-Pandemic Action Plan

The Spencer Fane Employee Benefits group recently hosted the two-part webinar series, “Coming Out of Quarantine,” focused on COVID-19-related policy and regulation changes. Attorneys advised employee benefit plan sponsors on a post-pandemic action plan.

Paul Jacobson Explains Impact of OSHA’s COVID-19 Guidance

Spencer Fane attorney Paul Jacobson recently published an article in Risk Management Monitor discussing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) guidance on COVID-19- related issues.

Now is the Time: Joe Bednar Urges Businesses to Make a Positive Impact on Government

Spencer Fane attorney Joe Bednar recently provided insight for an article in the Kansas City Business Journal on the upcoming special session in Missouri.

Amy Mistler Explains COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Leases

Spencer Fane attorney Amy Mistler recently published an article in REjournals on landlord and tenant issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shawn Tuma Provides Insight into Technology’s Impact on Social Issues

Spencer Fane attorney Shawn Tuma was recently interviewed by ABC affiliate Denver7 for an article and TV news interview on technology’s impact on social issues.

Adam LaBoda Discusses “New Normal” in Banking 

Spencer Fane attorney Adam LaBoda was recently featured in a Kansas City Business Journal cover story, discussing banking during COVID-19.

Greg Ash and Rob Browning Explain COVID Relief for Benefit Plans

Spencer Fane attorneys Greg Ash and Rob Browning recently published an article in BenefitsPRO explaining the IRS guidance on cafeteria plans.

Paul Jacobson to Present on Environmental Compliance During COVID-19

Spencer Fane attorney Paul Jacobson will present at the upcoming Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Monthly Meeting on environmental compliance during COVID-19.

Best Practices for Employees Returning to Work Highlighted in Webinar by Elizabeth Fast and Elizabeth Wente

Spencer Fane attorneys Elizabeth Fast and Elizabeth Wente recently presented a webinar for the Missouri Independent Bankers Association (MIBA) focusing on best workplace practices.

Dale Burrus and Lauren Nelson Provide Strategies to Limit Health Care Litigation Risk

Spencer Fane attorneys Dale Burrus and Lauren Nelson, recently published an article for the American Health Law Association (AHLA).

As Restaurant Staff Begin to Reopen Elizabeth Wente Discusses Staffing

Spencer Fane attorney Elizabeth Wente was recently interviewed for an article in the Springfield Business Journal explaining the process for restaurant staff to return to work.

Robin Nolan Provides Legal Framework for Understanding Real Estate Contracts During COVID-19

Spencer Fane attorney Robin Nolan recently published an article in the Colorado Lawyer highlighting the main legal concepts effecting real estate leases and loans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peg Hall Opens Up about Self Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Spencer Fane attorney Peg Donahue Hall recently published an article in the Texas Lawyer discussing her routine to establish self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tom Dolphin and Scott Sandberg Provide Guidance for Banks During Economic Downturn

Spencer Fane attorneys Tom Dolphin and Scott Sandberg both recently published articles in The Colorado Banker on what financial institutions can do to prepare for and endure an economic downturn.

Shawn Tuma Explains Zoom Privacy and Security Concerns

Spencer Fane attorney Shawn Tuma was recently consulted for multiple video interviews with Dallas-Fort Worth CBS affiliate, KTVT-TV DFW, explaining the possible privacy and security concerns of the video conferencing tool Zoom.

Scott Sandberg Provides Guidance on Lender Liability Litigation

Spencer Fane attorney Scott Sandberg, recently presented a webinar for the Colorado Bankers Association (CBA) on the current economic downturn and the increased lending claims and litigation as a result.

Spencer Fane Attorneys Provide Guidance on Managing Risk During COVID-19

Spencer Fane attorneys Carly Duvall and Patrick McInerney were recently interviewed for an article in Finance and Commerce covering the considerations businesses should understand to mitigate risk in this time of uncertainty.

Scott Goldstein Provides Insight on Bankruptcy During COVID-19 Pandemic

Spencer Fane attorney Scott Goldstein was recently interviewed for the Kansas City Business Journal on the current economic climate and options businesses may have when filing bankruptcy.

WealthManagement Features Greg Ash Insights on CARES Act

Spencer Fane attorney Greg Ash recently published an article that was featured in a special report by WealthManagement magazine on the CARES Act and other resources available for retirement plan sponsors.

Spencer Fane Attorney Highlights Employer Considerations When Returning to Work

Spencer Fane attorney Casey Murray was recently featured as an on-air guest with 98.1 KMBZ Radio to discuss a range of considerations employers should make as they plan for their teams to return to work.

Carly Duvall and Pat McInerney Warn Against CARES Act Pitfalls

Spencer Fane attorneys Carly Duvall and Patrick McInerney recently published an article in Corporate Counsel on avoiding long term legal issues when utilizing government relief during COVID-19.

The Need for Ethics Committees in Hospitals – Laura Bond and Donn Herring Explain

Spencer Fane attorneys Laura Bond and Donn Herring recently published an article for the American Health Law Association on the need for ethics committees during the current global health crisis.

Shawn Tuma Tapped to Speak on Cybersecurity with Tech Titans

Tech Titans, a forum that leverages the technology community to “collaborate, share and inspire creative thinking that fuels tomorrow’s innovations,” invited Spencer Fane Attorney Shawn Tuma as a featured speaker in its ongoing webinar series.

The Oklahoman Features Insights From A.J. Ferate on Oil Tariffs

Spencer Fane attorney A.J. Ferate recently published an article with The Oklahoman addressing the significant impact COVID-19 is having on the oil industry, which has seen unprecedented drops in demand globally.

Megan Meadows Provides Insight In Q&A Article On Employment Law Related To COVID-19 Issues

Spencer Fane attorney Megan Meadows was recently quoted in an article for the St. Louis Business Journal on how businesses can stay compliant with employment regulations while dealing with interruptions related to COVID-19.

The Arizona Banker Publishes Article From Rick Herold on Communications Risks During Economic Downturn

Spencer Fane attorney Rick Herold recently published an article (drafted on January 15) with The Arizona Banker, the official magazine of the Arizona Bankers Association, addressing how to meet various communications challenges and limit similar risks in the face of an economic downturn.

BenefitsPRO Publishes Article From Greg Ash On The Need For Retirement Plan Sponsors to Take Immediate Action Following CARES Act Passage

Spencer Fane attorney Greg Ash recently published an article with BenefitsPRO, a leading ALM publication on employee benefits and labor and employment law, on the CARES Act and its effect on retirement plans.

BenefitsPRO Publishes Article From Beth Miller On SEC Extension Of Filing Period For Investment Advisers

Spencer Fane attorney Beth Miller recently authored an article for BenefitsPRO, a leading ALM publication on employee benefits and labor and employment law, on the SEC’s extension of the filing period for investment advisers due to COVID-19. Beth writes to provide information on conditions that must be met to rely on the order issued.

Greg Ash Authors Article For BenefitsPRO On The Need ERISA Fiduciaries To Actively Monitor Market Turbulence

Spencer Fane attorney Greg Ash recently published an article with BenefitsPRO, a leading ALM publication on employee benefits and labor and employment law, on the need for ERISA fiduciaries to actively monitor market turbulence related to COVID-19.

Helen Holden Explains Best Practices for Employers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Spencer Fane attorney Helen Holden was recently quoted in an article for the Phoenix Business Journal on staying compliant with Arizona’s employment regulations during the current spread of COVID-19.