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As the coronavirus continues its global spread, another lawyer—and the first known Big Law partner to contract the illness in the U.S.—has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement Sunday from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. The firm plans to close its New York office this week as a precaution, and lawyers and staff will work remotely.

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David Bario

David Bario, based in New York, is a senior editor covering the business of law for ALM's global newsroom.

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Christine Simmons writes about the New York legal community and the business of law. Email her at [email protected] and find her on Twitter @chlsimmons

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