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Lawyers and their clients worldwide are responding to the coronavirus outbreak that, since December, has killed more than 33,250 people and infected more than 697,240. Law.com’s reporters around the world are covering the virus’ impact on law firm operations, client business, law schools, and lawyer and staffer safety. Here’s a collection of our coverage, which we’re continuously updating.

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(L-R) David Newman, with Morrison & Foerster. Jena Valdetero co-leads the data privacy and security team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and heads up the firm’s data breach response team.

With more and more organizations responding to growing COVID-19 disruptions by allowing employees and students to work from home via the internet, the surge in inexperienced remote workers is creating a host of potential cybersecurity threats that in-house counsel need to quickly address, expert lawyers said.

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