K. Elizabeth Sieg and
John Thompson were quoted in a March 17, 2020, Debtwire story on how the
coronavirus pandemic is affecting U.S. bankruptcy courts. Both are partners
in the firm’s
Restructuring & Insolvency Department.
The article explains how bankruptcy courts throughout the country are
allowing more remote access for lawyers and other participants in
“The judges are all trying to make it business as usual as much as
possible,” Sieg said.
Thompson, who along with Sieg is a member of the firm’s
COVID-19 Response Team, said bankruptcy lawyers already are familiar with having to move cases
through the courts rapidly and having to be adaptable.
“I think all the parties are going to have to end up being more flexible,”
he said. “We have become accustomed to flexibility. . . . I do think people
will continue in that spirit.”