Instead Of Conducting Layoffs, This Biglaw Firm Started A Coronavirus Support Fund For Its Lawyers And Staff


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The firm’s match is unlimited. We wanted that feeling of participation across our firm. Notwithstanding that this is a strong place to be now, people’s lives are complicated, they have husbands and wives and kids. Our strong performance allows us to help people individually and collectively.

— Paul Hastings chairman Seth Zachary, commenting on the firm’s decision to create a pandemic fund meant to benefit staff, associates, and any non-partner lawyers who have been harmed directly by COVID-19 or have suffered from its consequences. Paul Hastings will match all contributions to the fund made firmwide.


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