Cozen O’Connor’s Miami office managing partner Susan Eisenberg hadn’t expected to change the firm’s long-scheduled return-to-office date, but amid “frightening” COVID-19 infection rates in South Florida spurred by the Delta variant, here she is.

“In the spring we were fairly confident, like the rest of the world, that this was going to get beat and we were going to all be back to some semblance of normalcy by the fall,” Eisenberg said. “We took it out to September, thinking that was plenty of time—one, to get as may people as possible vaccinated, and two, to give the vaccine a chance to start to control the virus and see the numbers come down. We just all expected that.”