McGuireWoods chairman Jonathan Harmon is used to working in courtrooms across the country, but since mid-March he’s been working at home like so many in the legal industry. And he’s been doing it in a full house whose eight members include his four children plus two of their girlfriends. In this interview, he discusses the challenging decision-making process firms are facing right now, an anticipated “avalanche” of litigation, and how his firm has responded to getting punched in the mouth by the pandemic, so to speak.

Ben Seal: What has surprised you most about the way the coronavirus has affected your firm and the legal industry thus far?