Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico on Sept. 20 with a force unseen on the island since 1928. The Category 4 storm made landfall with winds around 155 miles per hour, leaving the U.S. territory without power and many residents scrambling for access to cash, gasoline and water.

Almost a week after such devastation and destruction was wrought on the economically-challenged island, lawyers at large law firms in Puerto Rico’s capital of San Juan are pressing on, joining their Big Law colleagues in HoustonFlorida and Mexico City in trying to return to some sense of normalcy in the aftermath of a natural disaster.