Facebook Deputy GC Paul Grewal is working from a spare bedroom—and drinking a lot of coffee.

Kelsi Corkran, an appellate litigator at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, says she’s focused on brief writing—after her March 30 argument in the U.S. Supreme Court was postponed. 

“The dog has been the biggest challenge” on conference calls, says Stroock & Stroock & Lavan partner Kim Pagotto. “You’ve got to know where your mute button is really, really fast. You’ve got to be quick on the draw.”

This is working life in the age of COVID-19 when major U.S. law firms and companies have largely shuttered, encouraging—or mandating—that lawyers and most support staff work remotely.

On this Legal Speak podcast, we check in with Grewal, Corkran and Pagotto to ask how they’re adjusting and getting by in the new reality.

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