Dear Clients and Friends,
In response to the developing COVID-19 global pandemic and guidance from public health authorities and local governments, Barnes & Thornburg has temporarily transitioned all personnel to work remotely. Our top priority is to protect the health and safety of our valued team members, their families and our clients and communities, and to ensure that client service remains seamless and uninterrupted.
During this time, all legal and business support functions remain in operation uninterrupted. We have a comprehensive business continuity plan and sophisticated technology infrastructure that enable our employees to work remotely while protecting client information and maintaining rigorous security measures. Our lawyers are readily available by email, telephone or videoconferencing to meet client needs.
We continue to monitor the situation closely and will make necessary adjustments as new developments unfold. Our COVID-19 Response Team meets daily to monitor the evolving situation and we have implemented many initiatives, including actions identified by federal and state agencies.
Our hearts go out to all those affected by COVID-19, not only those diagnosed with the virus, but also their friends and family, those whose jobs and schools have been interrupted, and so many more. These are unprecedented times for the global business community and for each of us.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or business needs. We wish you good health and safety.
Robert T. Grand
Barnes & Thornburg Managing Partner