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STOCKING UP – If the lateral market were a Costco, contracts and bankruptcy lawyers would be the Lysol wipes and hand sanitizer. OK, bad comparison—but what we’re trying to say is that they’re in high demand thanks to COVID-19. As Patrick Smith reports, Paul Weiss, O’Melveny & Myers, Faegre Drinker and Ropes & Gray have all added restructuring and bankruptcy lawyers in the past week, gearing up for a boom in work as the American economy reopens. Meanwhile, Samantha Stokes reports that Jenner & Block has brought on David Robbins from Crowell & Moring to co-chair its government contracts practice with an eye toward helping government contractors at all levels recover from stay-at-home orders and terminated contracts.

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