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COVID-19 Pandemic Updates

As legal issues and concerns stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic continue to rapidly change, Pearl Cohen has created a designated update page to keep our clients informed of the latest news and information. Important information concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, including alerts, announcements, webinars and podcasts with key insights on the ever-evolving legal and regulatory implications of the outbreak, can be found here.

Help the CDC Fight the Global COVID-19 Pandemic

Our community, our country, our world is in a state of emergency. Coronavirus is hitting close to home and across the globe. All of us are affected. As we all know, in a state of emergency, the best of humanity emerges.

Together, ALL OF US can make a difference.

To help do our part in combating coronavirus, Pearl Cohen invites you to join with the CDC Foundation’s crowdfunding campaign to UNITE, GIVE and SHARE. In addition to giving, please share the ALL OF US campaign message with your contacts, social media, family and friends.

To donate, please click here.

COVID-19 Pandemic: Immigration Update Podcast, March 26, 2020

Please click here to listen to the latest edition of the Pearl Cohen Immigration podcast.

In this edition, Ari Farkas, Partner and Chair of the U.S. Business Immigration Group, interviews Elizabeth Long of the Toronto law firm Long Mangalji LLP, about the state of immigration in Canada. Ari and Elizabeth discuss the recent travel bans and who is affected by them, as well as how COVID-19 is affecting the processing of visa applications in Canada and abroad.

COVID-19 Pandemic: Immigration Update Podcast, March 23, 2020

Please click here to listen to the latest edition of the Pearl Cohen Immigration podcast.

In this edition, Ari Farkas, Partner and Chair of the U.S. Business Immigration Group, and Guy Milhalter, Partner in the Corporate and Licensing Group in our New York office, will discuss some of the considerations that need to be kept in mind when entering into agreements with vendors for telecommuting technologies. In addition, they will address the value of “Force Majeure” clauses.

US Implications - Cost Recovery for COVID-19 Related Employees’ Leave

Article by Oz Halabi, Chair of the US Tax Group and Eran Shif, Transfer Pricing Specialist.

Please click here to read about cost recovery for COVID-19 related employees’ leave.

Public announcement regarding ILPO operation

Please click here to read the public announcement regarding ILPO operation

The Worldwide Stakes of Israeli Compulsory Licenses for Anti-Coronavirus Drugs

Article by Ephraim Heiliczer, Senior Associate in our Intellectual Property Group.

Please click here to read an article on the importation of generic versions of Abbvie’s patented Kaletra to treat Coronavirus.

Select US Federal Court Restrictions in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Article by Clyde Shuman, Partner in our Litigation Group.

Please click here for restrictions in place at various U.S. federal courts in response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

The restrictions are current as of March 20, 2020.

Restrictions at other courts are available at the respective court’s website, or by emailing Pearl Cohen.

 

Essential Businesses Allowed to Remain Open in NY and MA

Article by Francine Alfandary, Partner in our Corporate Group.

Please click here to read about the the essential businesses that are allowed to remain open in NY and MA during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Review of the Business Provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) - U.S. Senate Bill – S. 3548

Article by Guy Milhalter, Partner in our Corporate Group.

Please click here to learn about the the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act), intended to serve as a comprehensive stimulus package in response to the economic crisis stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus and Its Impact on Office Leases in Israel- Guidelines for Tenants

Article by Benny Baratz, Partner and Head of the Corporate Litigation Group & Israel Business Group and Adv. Shani Menasherov

Please click here (article in Hebrew) to read about Coronavirus and its impact on office leases in Israel.

Coronavirus and Its Impact on Competition in the Israeli Business Ecosystem

Article by Tzahi Yagur , Partner and the Head of the Antitrust and Competition Group

Please click here  (article in Hebrew) read about Coronavirus and its impact on competition in the Israeli ecosystem

FAQs Coronavirus and Privacy

FAQ by Dotan Hammer, Partner in the Internet, Cyber & Copyright Group

Please click here to read about FAQs Coronavirus and Privacy

Coronavirus and Its Impact on The Russian Economy

Article by Anna Moshe, Senior Partner and  Adv. Alexey Gurov

Please click here to read about Coronavirus and its impact on the Russian economy

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Infrastructure Industry in Israel

Article by Micha Tollman Partner and Head of Project Finance and Infrastructure Practice Group.

Please click here for an article (in Hebrew) summarizing the impact of COVID-19 on the infrastructure industry in Israel.

Force Majeure in Israel

Article by Eran Morag, Senior Associate in the Hi-Tech Group

Please click here (article in Hebrew) to read about force majeure in Israel.

COVID-19 Pandemic: Immigration Update Podcast - March 19, 2020

Please click here to listen to the latest edition of the Pearl Cohen Immigration podcast.

This edition will focus on current immigration-related consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

It is hosted by Ari Farkas, Partner and Chair of the U.S. Business Immigration Group.

Global Considerations - COVID-19 and Your Employee Equity Award

Article by Oz Halabi, Chair of the US Tax Group, Moshe Sister, Senior Tax Associate, and Eran Shif, Transfer Pricing Specialist.

Please click here to read about alternative employee equity options to consider during the COVID-19 pandemic.

US Considerations - Contractual Force Majeure Clauses and the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

Article by Daniel Melman, Partner in our Patent Litigation Group and Miriam Kurien Tyrell, Senior Associate in our Patent Litigation Group.

Click here to read an article discussing Contractual Force Majeure Clauses and the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.

Webinar "Coronavirus: Israeli Employment and Workforce Issues"

Join us on Thursday, March 19 at 11:00 (Israel Time) for the “Coronavirus: Israeli Employment and Workforce Issues” Webinar. Kalia Klein, will provide her insights regarding the Israeli legal aspects and employment issues concerning the Coronavirus.
Register here free: https://lnkd.in/e-mARjy

COVID-19 Update - Guidelines for Israeli Employers

Guidelines for Israeli Employers by Kalia Klein, Senior Partner and Chair of the Employment Group

Currently, there is great uncertainty regarding employee benefits and obligations in workplaces concerning the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Kalia Klein, shares her expertise in defining the various guidelines for Israeli employers .

Click here to read the guidelines.

Updated Guidelines for US Employers

Updated Guidelines for US Employers by Francine Alfandary, Partner in our Corporate & Commercial Group.

US law makers have enacted a relief package for US employees and individuals.

Please click here to read about these measures and what they mean for US employers.

Protecting Trade Secrets During a Pandemic

Article by Daniel Melman, Partner in our Patent Litigation Group.

Please click here to read about protecting trade secrets during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

US Legal Considerations for Rapid Implementation of Remote Work Technologies

Article by Guy Milhalter, Partner in our Corporate Group.

Please click here to read about the legal considerations employers must take into account as they shift their workforce to working remotely in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Relaxes HIPAA Enforcement for Telehealth Solutions

Article by Guy Milhalter, Partner in our Corporate Group.

HIPAA enforcement for telehealth solutions has been relaxed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Please click here to read about what this means for US healthcare.

US Immigration COVID-19 Update

Article by Ari Farkas, Partner in our US Immigration Group.

Please click here for an article summarizing the impact of COVID-19 on those seeking entry into the United States and on other immigration matters.

 

Australia Capital Market, ASX and Coronavirus

Article by Anna Moshe, Senior Partner in our Corporate and Capital Markets and Securities Groups.

Please click here to read an article on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Australia and its markets.

COVID-19 Outbreak- Israeli Executive Obligations and Responsibilities

Article written by Michel Ohayon, Partner in the Corporate and Capital Markets Group.

Please click here (article in Hebrew) to read an article on how companies need to re-evaluate their course of actions in Israel and abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Urgent letter sent to Israeli PM

Haim Ravia, Senior Partner, Chair of the Internet, Cyber & Copyright Group was among the authors of the letter addressed to the Israeli Prime Minister.

Please click here (article in Hebrew) to read about  the urgent letter sent to the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netenyahu  used to track down Corona patients in Israel.

 

Coronavirus and Its Impact on Israeli Public Companies

Article written by Ilan Gerzi, Senior Partner & Chair of the Capital Markets and Securities Group, and Adv. Eden Amnon.

Please click here to read an article on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Israeli Public Companies.

 

Latest Updates from US Resources

Click here to receive the latest updates from US resources:

US Government: https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus

Click here to read the US Government Statement’s on the Call to Action on New Machine Readable COVID-19 Dataset

New York State: https://www.health.ny.gov/

New York City: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/coronavirus.page

Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

California: https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

 

Latest updates from the USPTO

Click here for updates from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Click here for a statement regarding the closure of USPTO facilities.