As the coronavirus continues its global spread, another lawyer—and the first known Big Law partner to contract the illness in the U.S.—has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement Sunday from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. The firm plans to close its New York office this week as a precaution, and lawyers and staff will work remotely.
“Over the weekend, we got results showing that a partner in our New York office tested positive for the coronavirus,” a representative for the firm said in a statement. “His symptoms are minor, and he is resting at home, where he has been since March 2 because of reported infections in his religious community in Westchester County.”
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