The coronavirus pandemic is positioned to unearth and magnify an “unmitigated disaster” that has been building just below the surface at many corporate legal departments, according to an open letter to in-house leaders. 

Hundreds of thousands of contracts are “about to come under immense pressure, inspiring a tidal wave of urgent requests and questions,” Mark Harris and Alec Guettel, co-founders of Axiom and Knowable, warned Wednesday in their letter, “An Unsolicited Intervention for General Counsel.”