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Passengers wait in front of the desk of American airline company Delta, at the Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, north of Paris, Thursday, March 12, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic is already making its impact felt on the legal tech market. On Friday, a 30-day travel ban preventing foreign visitors out of Europe from entering the U.S. officially went into effect, which means that legal tech companies could find themselves pushing their own internal use of remote collaboration tools or communications platforms to the next level.

Chris DeConti, head of strategy at legal managed services business Factor, said that as of Monday all company employees were told to begin working at home, a total that amounts to about 500 people spread across locations like Belfast, Northern Ireland; London; and Wroclaw, Poland. It was one step on a broader business continuity plan that Factor has been ramping up over the last few weeks as the impact of the coronavirus continued to grow.

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Frank Ready

Frank Ready is a reporter on the tech desk at ALM Media. He can be reached at [email protected]

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