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Haynes and Boone, LLP  

Legal Services | Texas, USA

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Meet The Team


Ann Al-Bahish

Ann L. Al-BahishPartner

  • Chemical
  • Energy Litigation

Adrian Azer

Adrian C AzerPartner

  • Insurance Recovery
  • Litigation

Charles Beckham, Jr.

Charles A. Beckham, Jr.Partner

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Canada


William Cecil

William CecilPartner

  • Construction Litigation
  • Energy Litigation

Bernard Clark, Jr.

Bernard F. Clark, Jr.Partner

  • Canada
  • Energy Finance

Emilie Cooper

Emilie B. CooperPartner

  • Appellate
  • Distressed Real Estate


Alberto de la Pena

Alberto de la PenaPartner

  • Aviation
  • Capital Markets and Securities

Jason Habinsky

Jason HabinskyPartner

  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation

Phillip Kim

Phillip L KimPartner

  • Privacy and Data Security


Liza Mark

Liza L.S. MarkPartner

  • Asia
  • Capital Markets and Securities

James Markus

James MarkusPartners

  • Finance

Ben Mesches

Ben L. MeschesPartner

  • Appellate


Rob Patterson

Rob PattersonPartner

  • Asia
  • Downstream

Gilbert Porter

Gilbert D. PorterPartner

  • Finance
  • International

Jennifer Kreick

Jennifer S. KreickAssociate

  • Corporate
  • Fraud, Abuse, and Compliance


Maren Strandevold

Maren StrandevoldAssociate

  • Energy Litigation
  • Energy Power and Natural Resources

Matthew Deffebach

Matthew Thomas DeffebachPartner

  • Class Action Defense
  • Employment Litigation

Matthew Fry

Matthew L. FryPartner

  • Capital Markets and Securities
  • Corporate


Mini Kapoor

Mini Kapoor, Ph. D.Associate

  • Chemical
  • Environmental Litigation

Myles Mantle

Myles MantlePartner

  • Commodities
  • Downstream

Latest Alerts


How will the COVID-19 Outbreak Affect my Ongoing Arbitration
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

Thousands of disputes are dealt with by way of international arbitration every year and it is inevitable that when most countries started introducing social distancing measures, a number of arbitrations were either part heard or just about to start and will have been derailed, at least to some extent. However, it is not just part heard or imminent hearings that are affected, both the LCIA and the ICC have shut their offices and are working remotely, so what is the impact? With regards to hearings, the parties should consider whether they can transition to a virtual hearing by video conferencing...

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Please Mr. Postman: Energy Trading Contract Notice Issues in the Time of COVID-19
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

COVID-19 and the sweeping government actions to curtail the effects of the virus have disrupted business activities across the globe, requiring businesses to carefully examine their existing contracts and in certain cases deliver important notices thereunder, such as notices of force majeure. Given these developments, businesses should carefully consider steps they can take to ensure receipt of notices from contract counterparties, as well as the requirements for valid notice under any applicable contracts to the extent they need to deliver notices to contract counterparties...

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COVID-19 Impact on Renewable Energy Asset Development
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and the sweeping government action to curtail its effects across the globe has disrupted global supply chains and may continue to do so for quite some time. These constraints will strain project development timelines across the renewable energy industry. Delays in receiving critical project components and labor shortages will inject performance uncertainty into nearly every critical phase of renewable energy asset development, including: project construction; permitting; and interconnection...

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FTC Announces Temporary E-Filing Procedures for Hart-Scott-Rodino Filings During COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

Last week, in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Premerger Notification Office of the Federal Trade Commission (the “PNO”) announced temporary e-filing procedures for the submission of HSR filings and a temporary suspension of early termination requests. Key Takeaways: As of March 17, 2020, the PNO and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) will accept only electronic submissions of HSR filings (no paper or DVD filings). As of March 13, 2020, the PNO will not grant early termination for any HSR filings made during the use of the temporary e-filing system...

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Oh, and One More Thing, Cybersecurity: A COVID-19 Checklist
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

As if businesses did not have enough to worry about during this COVID-19 pandemic, it’s times like these when cybersecurity risk is at its peak. Distracted employees may be psychologically vulnerable to attack, and shifting quickly and unexpectedly to a remote workforce can create technology and control risks. It’s a perfect storm for cyber risk. If you can manage one more thing on your “to do” list, here are some things your organization can do to help minimize the risk of a cyber incident. Make sure your employees are on high alert for scams.Your employees are still your first line of defense against a cyber attack...

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Approaching Electronic Signature Platforms
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

Due to the expanding impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), physical distancing and remote work policies have increased adoption by companies of electronic signature platforms such as DocuSign, Adobe Sign, SignNow, and others (hereinafter, the “platforms”) in handling internal approvals and also executing commercial documents. Are documents that are executed through these platforms legally effective and binding? Generally, when executed correctly with the consent of the involved parties, the platform-signed documents are as good as their paper-signed counterparts...

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Several States Adopt CISA Guidance Giving “Essential Critical Infrastructure” Exemption for Energy Sector under COVID-19 “Shelter-in-Place”
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

Several state and local governments have issued “shelter in place” orders and undoubtedly more will follow. All have various exemptions for “essential businesses” and many rely on exemptions outlined in the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) guidance on critical infrastructure workers...

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Preventive Measures Issued by the Mexican Ministry of Health Related to COVID-19
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

On March 24, 2020, Mexico’s Ministry of Health issued preventive measures, sanctioned by the President, that must be implemented by the public and private sectors for the mitigation and control of health risks associated with the disease caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus (COVID-19). The following are some of the measures to be implemented: Adults over 65 and people at risk for developing a serious disease and/or who may die from the virus must avoid workplaces, public spaces and other crowded places. This action must be treated as a paid leave. School activities, at any level, are suspended until April 17, 2020...

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Senate Passes Stimulus Bill
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

In the wake of the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus outbreak, Congress sought to pass a stimulus bill designed to mitigate the negative impact on the U.S. economy of measures taken to slow the spread of the virus.Hopes of a quick passage of the bill dimmed on March 21, when the Democrat and Republican negotiators in the Senate could not agree on worker protections or stock buyback restrictions for businesses that received funding, among other issues.Early in the morning of March 25, however, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced that a breakthrough had been reached...

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Defense Production Act Authority and the Coronavirus Outbreak
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

With the coronavirus outbreak, attention has been focused on the Defense Production Act of 1950 (“DPA”)[1], a statute dating back to the time of the Korean War, which authorizes the President in times of national emergency to: Make direct purchases and purchase commitments of critical supplies and services; Interrupt the normal flow of goods, even when under contract, by requiring U.S...

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COVID-19 Restructuring and the WARN Act
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

As the world changes in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, many employers will be forced to consider restructuring workforces, closing facilities and other employment-related options. But despite the unexpected nature of these difficult options, employers must nonetheless be aware of their notice requirements under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) and state mini-WARN acts. These regulations govern when (and how) an employer must notify its employees and government agencies of a planned layoff or plant closing. WARN only applies to employers with at least 100 employees, excluding part-time (less than 20 hours per week) employees...

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COVID-19 Employee Benefit and Executive Compensation Questions
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

In light of the recent economic developments stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are evaluating their employee benefit plans and how employee and employer costs will be impacted. The following summary provides a list of questions we have been receiving from clients over the past week, along with action items to help employers address these issues. Health and Welfare Plans and Fringe Benefits 1...

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COVID-19: Impact on Your M&A Deals Under English Law
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

Having begun as a fairly localized issue in the centre of China, the COVID-19 outbreak has spread rapidly across borders, significantly impacting the global economy and causing havoc in financial markets. The impact has been across all sectors, from transport and tourism to manufacturing, technology, energy, retail and beyond. Amidst the market volatility and worsening newsflow, buyers that have entered into purchase transactions at pre-crisis valuations may be seeking to terminate transactions or renegotiate purchase prices prior to closing...

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COVID-19 OSHA Guidance: Hazard Assessments at Workplaces Considered Essential Businesses Under Shelter in Place Orders
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

Several state and local governments have issued “shelter in place” orders and undoubtedly more will follow.All of them have various exemptions for “essential businesses” and many rely on these exemptions as outlined in the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) guidance on critical infrastructure workers...

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FDA Increase Supplies in Response to COVID-19
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

FDA Takes Action to Increase U.S. Supplies in Response to COVID-19. The FDA took action to increase U.S. supplies to support the U.S. response to COVID-19 by providing instructions to manufacturers importing personal protective equipment and other devices. The FDA is engaging the import trade community during this pandemic to facilitate the entry of needed products, including PPE, into the U.S. The FDA provided the below instructions to importers to clarify the types of PPE that can be imported without engaging with FDA: 1. Non-FDA-regulated general purpose personal protective equipment (masks, respirators, gloves, etc.)...

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FDA Warns Consumers About Unauthorized Fraudulent COVID19 Products
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

FDA Warns Consumers About Unauthorized Fraudulent COVID-19 Products.The FDA issued a Consumer Update advising consumers to be beware of fraudulent coronavirus tests, vaccines and treatments. The FDA has seen unauthorized fraudulent test kits for COVID-19 being sold online. Currently, the FDA has not authorized any test that is available to purchase for testing yourself at home for COVID-19. The FDA is concerned that deceptive and misleading products might cause Americans to unknowingly spread COVID-19 or not get treated appropriately if they use an unauthorized test or to delay or stop appropriate medical treatment, leading to serious and life-threatening harm...

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Interagency Statement Encourages Financial Institutions to Work with Customers Impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

On March 22, 2020, several federal financial institution regulatory agencies and state banking regulators issued an interagency statement encouraging all financial institutions to work constructively with borrowers impacted by the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”)...

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Texas Supreme Court Reaffirms Broad Construction of Eight-Corners Rule
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

In a unanimous decision, the Texas Supreme Court held on March 20, 2020 that an insurance policy’s omission of an express duty to defend “groundless, false or fraudulent” claims does not preclude application of the Eight-Corners Rule. InJanet Richards, et al. v. State Farm Lloyds, No. 19-0802, ___ S.W.3d ___ (Tex. 2020), the Court considered a certified question from a Fifth Circuit case involving a dispute between Janet and Melvin Richards (“Policyholders”) and their insurer (“State Farm”), stemming from the death of Policyholders’ ten-year-old grandchild in an all-terrain vehicle accident...

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Potential Government Relief for Hospitality Industry – Including Franchised Businesses
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

Seemingly overnight, flights and hotels emptied, and state and local governments began ordering restaurants, gyms, bars, and other “non-essential” businesses to close or to significantly curtail operations. Unemployment skyrocketed, and businesses began calling out for relief. In response, the government has proposed multiple initiatives to help stabilize businesses hit hard by current events, especially those in the hospitality industry, many of which are also franchises...

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SBA's COVID-19 Disaster Loan Program
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent agency of the federal government established to provide assistance and protection in the interest of small businesses. Among its funding programs, the SBA Disaster Assistance program provides low interest loans to help businesses and homeowners to recover from declared disasters – usually for events such as hurricanes or floods. In light of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Disaster Assistance program has been modified to provide loans for small businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19. Currently, small businesses and non-profits in all U.S. states and territories are eligible to apply...

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COVID-19 – An Opportunity to Show the Adaptability and Strength of the Finance Market?
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

  Co-authored by MV Credit Partners LLP As the world watches the spread of COVID-19 across all continents, global economies are reacting to the impact and trying to foresee eventualities to mitigate the inevitable loss. There are some industries that will undoubtedly be more effected than others, and as with any economic crisis this will have a knock-on effect. In this article we will consider the impact of COVID-19 on the finance industry and what this could mean for lenders and borrowers...

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FTC Announces Temporary E-Filing Procedures for Hart-Scott-Rodino Filings During COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

Last week, in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Premerger Notification Office of the Federal Trade Commission (the “PNO”) announced temporary e-filing procedures for the submission of HSR filings and a temporary suspension of early termination requests. Key Takeaways: As of March 17, 2020, the PNO and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) will accept only electronic submissions of HSR filings (no paper or DVD filings). As of March 13, 2020, the PNO will not grant early termination for any HSR filings made during the use of the temporary e-filing system...

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FDA Revised Guidance on Postmarketing Adverse Event Reporting for Medical Products and Dietary Supplements During a Pandemic
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

The FDA revised its guidance on postmarket adverse event reporting for medical products and dietary supplements during a pandemic to apply the guidance to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The FDA acknowledges that companies, and the agency, itself, may be hit with workforce shortages during a pandemic at the same time that adverse event reporting for products deployed for the pandemic may increase. Accordingly, the FDA says the aim of the guidance is to allow companies to “focus their limited resources” on submitting reports for products used against the pathogen causing the pandemic, as well as other specific reports identified in the guidance...

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HHS Extends PREP Act Immunity to COVID-19 Countermeasures
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

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FDA Issues "Immediately in Effect" Guidance to Accelerate Availability of COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

The FDA issued immediately-in-effectguidanceto accelerate the development of certain laboratory tests for the urgent need caused by SARS-CoV-2. The FDA provides recommendations, among others, for serological tests, puts forth a policy for states to take responsibility for tests, and announces enforcement discretion for commercial manufacturers using new commercially developed tests prior to the FDA granting an emergency use authorization, under certain circumstances. Laboratories Certified Under CLIA That Meet the CLIA Regulatory Requirements May Perform High-Complexity Testing Using Their Validated Tests Prior to EUA Submission...

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FDA Issues Temporary Guidance on Food Supplier Verification Audit Requirement
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

To help prevent disruptions in the food supply-chain during the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA issued a temporary policy for Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) supplier verification onsite audit requirements. The policy states that the FDA will temporarily not enforce FSMA supplier verification onsite audit requirements if other appropriate supplier verification methods are used instead. Other supplier verification methods, such as sampling and testing or a review of food safety records, will be designed to provide sufficient assurance that hazards have been significantly minimized or prevented during the period of onsite audit delay...

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Health Law Vitals - COVID-19 Edition - March 2020
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

Regulators Expand Opportunities for Telehealth Services Under COVID-19 Shadow By: Phil Kim, Kayla Cristales, and Jennifer Kreick As the COVID-19 pandemic surges and the social distancing imperative continues, regulators have responded with various guidelines and policies that impact and expand the opportunities for telehealth services. Telehealth, telemedicine, and related terms generally refer to the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communication to improve a patient’s health...

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Regulators Expand Opportunities for Telehealth Services Under COVID-19 Shadow
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic surges and the social distancing imperative continues, regulators have responded with various guidelines and policies that impact and expand the opportunities for telehealth services.Telehealth, telemedicine, and related terms generally refer to the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communication to improve a patient’s health.With COVID-19, there is an urgency to expand the use of technology for routine care and to keep vulnerable patients and patients with mild symptoms in their homes while maintaining access to the care they need. 1135 Waiver for Existing Limitations on Medicare Coverage for Telehealth Services...

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HIPAA Guidance During COVID-19
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

Amidst continuing COVID-19 concerns, regulators issued certain waivers of HIPAA requirements and penalties as well as additional guidance applicable during this public health emergency. HIPAA Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth...

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Issued Executive Order relating to COVID-19
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

This morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York issued Executive Order No. 202.9 that applies through April 20, 2020, to protect borrowers against lender actions relating to COVID-19, covering the following three directives: First, it modified Subdivision two of Section 39 of the NY Banking Law to require lenders subject to the jurisdiction of the NY State Banking Department to grant a “forbearance to any person or business who has a financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic” for a period of ninety days...

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FFCRA - Temporary Non-Enforcement - Employer Payroll Tax Credit
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), the Department of Treasury, and the Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently issued preliminary guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or the “Act”) regarding (i) a temporary non-enforcement period during the first thirty (30) days of the Act; and (ii) more detail on how the employer payroll tax credit will work for the employer funding portion of the paid sick and child care leave...

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Providing Essential Supplies to Americans in the Time of COVID-19
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

In less than a week, SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that leads to COVID-19, has upended American lives and livelihoods.But while many are taking an unwanted break from business as usual, “essential businesses” are working overtime to rise to the critical call of keeping Americans healthy, safe, and fed while the nation shuts down and the virus spreads. First, each business must determine whether – and to what extent – it is essential. Then, it must determine what suppliers may need to be notified of their potential part in sustaining operations...

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Breaking Tax News for 3/21/2020 - IRS Extends April 15 Payment and Filing Due Date Because of the COVID-19 Emergency
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

In IRS Notice 2020-18, the IRS extended the deadline for specified U.S. federal income tax payments and federal income tax returns due April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.IRS Notice 2020-18 supersedes IRS Notice 2020-17 which only extended the deadline for specified tax payments (see our prior coverage here). The extension applies to any person with a federal income tax payment and/or federal income tax return due April 15, 2020.The term “person” generally includes an individual, a trust, estate, partnership, association, company, or corporation...

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Virtual and Hybrid Annual Shareholder Meetings During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

As the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic continues, many public companies are examining how best to accommodate their upcoming annual shareholder meetings in light of complying with government orders and recommendations limiting public gatherings and non-essential travel. Accordingly, many corporate executives are now considering moving their annual shareholder meetings to a virtual or “hybrid” format in light of current public health and safety concerns. With the COVID-19 pandemic stretching well into proxy statement season, we expect many U.S. public companies to make the switch or provide for the flexibility to do so in their proxy statements...

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New York Enacts COVID-19 Sick Leave Act
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

On March 18, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed a bill to provide immediate assistance to New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19.The act provides paid and unpaid leave to employees “subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation issued by the state of New York, the department of health, local board of health, or any governmental entity duly authorized to issue such order due to COVID-19.”We also expect New York to release accompanying regulations and/or guidance further explaining the provisions of the act, including, for example, the scope of a “mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation...

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Employment Issues under the Families First Coronavirus Act of 2020
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Act that aims to provide emergency supplemental relief to Americans affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.The Act, among other things, aims to provide such relief by addressing three employment-related areas: (1) emergency paid sick leave to employees, (2) emergency leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, and (3) support for unemployment insurance. Emergency Paid Sick Leave The Act creates emergency paid sick leave for employees affected by COVID-19.The emergency paid sick leave provisions of the Act will apply to employers with fewer than 500 employees...

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IRS Extends April 15 Payment Due Date Because of the COVID-19 Emergency
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

In IRS Notice 2020-17, the IRS extended the deadline for certain U.S. federal income tax payments due April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020, up to certain limits depending on the taxpayer. IMPORTANTLY, as of now,this extension does not apply to the filing of any tax return or information return.All tax returns and information returns due on April 15, 2020 are still due on April 15, 2020 unless the due date is extended as provided by law...

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COVID-19 and OSHA
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

As employers weigh their measure of response to COVID-19, the employers must recognize that The General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), 29 U.S.C. § 654(a)(1), requires employers to furnish each worker with “employment and a place of employment, which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.”With this in mind, employers must be vigilant in ensuring that they keep their employees safe from COVID-19 and also meet related OSHA requirements...

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COVID-19 and Discrimination Issues
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

As employers react to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), they must be aware of the potential for unlawful discrimination based on an employee’s race or national origin. The CDC has issued this guidanceto employers regarding COVID-19: “To prevent stigma and discrimination in the workplace, use only the guidance described below to determine risk of COVID-19. Do not make determinations of risk based on race or country of origin, and be sure to maintain confidentiality of people with confirmed COVID-19...

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Employer Checklist for Responding to a Positive COVID-19 Test
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

  So long as COVID-19 remains a pandemic, every employer must face the new reality that there is a good chance an employee will test positive for COVID-19.  Employers should consider the following checklist when handling an employee testing positive for COVID-19: Treat positive test results and “suspected but unconfirmed” cases of COVID-19 the same. If the source of infection is known, identify if it was at the workplace or outside...

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Additional Insights on Force Majeure Under Texas Law
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

As individuals, businesses, and governments continue to take actions to mitigate or contain the worldwide impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it is likely that performance of contracts agreed to long before the emergence of the pandemic will become difficult, if not entirely impossible. This raises the question of how does a person avoid breach of contract liability when such a breach is through no fault of their own? Fortunately, Texas law may provide the ability to excuse such breaches in certain situations pursuant to the doctrine of force majeure and equivalent principles under common and statutory law...

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Is the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak a Force Majeure Event?
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

This is a question being asked by many companies. Is the severity of this event such that it enables companies to temporarily (or permanently) be excused from performance of their contractual obligations? As is often the case with legal questions, it depends. The term “force majeure” does not have a recognised meaning under English law. The courts will look how the parties have defined the term “force majeure” and will next consider the wording of the relevant contractual clause agreed by the parties to determine its effect. Is there a Force Majeure event? The first question is what is defined as a force majeure event in the contract...

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SEC Issues Conditional Regulatory Relief for Companies Affected by Coronavirus
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

Coronavirus-Related Conditional Relief and Assistance On March 4, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced that it would provide conditional regulatory relief with respect to certain filing and mailing obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) for registrants, and other persons making filings with respect to a registrant, affected by the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19). According to theSEC press release, the impact of the continued spread of the coronavirus may present challenges for certain companies in meeting their reporting and mailing obligations...

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Bill of Health: Insurance Coverage for Coronavirus-Related Loss and Force Majeure Clauses
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

Since its emergence from Wuhan, China, in December, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has exacted an immense human cost in death and suffering, with tens of thousands of confirmed cases worldwide. As the world reacts, the spread of this disease has also impacted businesses and world markets. Governments around the globe have restricted travel from areas with widespread, sustained transmission rates. Corporations have also suspended travel and operations in areas with high rates of infection. As reported cases rise domestically, companies can anticipate further closures, cancellation of events, and potential interruption of regular business operations...

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