COVID-19 threatens the health and safety of people across the globe and causes intense disruption and distress to the world economy. Ramifications from this pandemic will surely be felt for years to come.
The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a significant number of litigation filings that range from single-plaintiff employment suits to multi-billion dollar breach of contract cases. However, WIT knows that these represent only the tip of the iceberg; COVID-related litigation will increase drastically and be with us for years to come. Based on our involvement in decades of crisis-driven litigation spanning the dot-com bust of the late 90s, the financial crisis of 2008, and several consumer product crises including the Opioid crisis, WIT understands the types of expertise that will be required in litigation emanating from the COVID crisis.
WIT anticipates that the most prevalent and significant legal disputes requiring world-class experts will fall into the following categories, and has developed teams of consulting and testifying experts to support lawyers and their clients who will be most impacted by these actions.
- Breach of Contract/Force Majeure Claims
- Consumer Class Actions
- Discrimination & Wrongful Termination Suits
- Drug & Vaccine Patent Disputes
- Failed Mergers & Acquisition Litigation
- Insurance Coverage Litigation
- International Arbitration
- Shareholder Class Actions
COVID-19 has proven once again that our environment can change rapidly and in detrimental ways. At WIT, we stay at the forefront of real-time crises and affiliate with experts who have extensively studied pandemics or have first-hand experience dealing in industries devastated by downturns and disasters.
WIT’s COVID-19 expert team includes academics and industry professionals with vast knowledge and experience in fields affected by the pandemic. Along with experts with unparalleled experience in the financial, scientific, medical, technical, legal, regulatory, and crisis management fields, our teams include experts from the industries that have and will feel the greatest impact from the crisis. These industries include the hospitality, entertainment, airline, cruise, oil & gas, financial services, insurance, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing industries.
Our COVID-19 experts have the expertise required to address the critical needs of parties most impacted by litigation emanating from the COVID pandemic. Their expertise includes, but is not limited to:
- C-Level Executive Management
- Corporate Law and Governance
- Crisis Management
- Forensic Psychology
- Human Resources
- Industry Standards
- Insurance Coverage
- Research & Development
- Regulatory (CDC, FDA, WHO) Policies & Procedures
- Supply Chain Management
- Tax (Corporate & Real Estate)