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Davis Brown Law Firm COVID-19 Update - March 18, 2020

Davis Brown Law Firm has been closely monitoring COVID-19 and its impact. To keep our clients, community, employees, and families safe, we have followed the Iowa Department of Public Health and CDC guidance for our business operations. To help “flatten the curve” and slow the spread, we canceled/postponed non-essential travel, canceled conference attendance, moved meetings virtual, and increased social distancing.


Our priority is to keep people safe, and this week we encouraged all attorneys and staff to begin working remotely. Davis Brown has a business continuity plan prepared for this eventuality, and attorneys and staff will continue to support and serve our clients during this rapidly changing situation.


It’s important to note that we are not aware of any active COVID-19 cases in our offices, among firm members, or their families, but we are taking these actions to protect everyone and, as a matter of public health, to slow the spread of the virus.


What this means for you

Your daily interactions with Davis Brown should change very little. Our Firm is prepared to handle unexpected and disruptive events. Our business continuity team meets daily to review processes, workflows, and technology to ensure we continue to deliver exceptional client service.


Contacting your Davis Brown team

You should contact your attorney as you always have, by email, office phone (515.288.2500 or direct attorney number), or cell phone. You can also complete the Contact Us form on our website and a team member will connect you.


Davis Brown staff have or will shortly contact all clients who have upcoming in-person meetings to coordinate alternatives, either a virtual meeting or postponement.


Judicial Branch

Courts and administrative offices are also impacted; your attorney will communicate with you if there are changes to upcoming deadlines or appointments because of Coronavirus/COVID-19.  


Live client seminar canceled

We have canceled the in-person component of our April 22 Spring Client Seminar. We will move forward with a virtual conference and will communicate webinar registration instructions soon.


Coronavirus/COVID-19 Legal Resource Center

Guidance from the CDC, public health officials, government, and regulators changes rapidly. Please contact your attorneys if you need help developing policies, procedures, communication pieces, and/or action plans to address Coronavirus/COVID-19 in your business.


Clients can visit https://www.davisbrownlaw.com/coronavirus-resources for the most up-to-date legal content, including checklists, blogs, and webinar recordings:

  • Employers - OSHA, ADA, FMLA, travel and PTO policies from legal and practical standpoints
  • Healthcare and community providers - staffing, supply inventory, funding, and CMS guidance
  • Immigration - how to handle stringent compliance requirements under unusual circumstances
  • Schools and universities - what to consider for the remaining school year and what to do if COVID-19 is identified on campus
  • Construction industry - recommendations including warranty checks, worksites, inspections
  • Landlords - recommendations on business operations using CDC recommended guidance

We are also doing our best to email clients each piece of content that goes online. If you would like to receive these updates, please let your attorney know and we will add you to our distribution lists.