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COVID-19 and Other Pandemics: Business and Legal Challenges

 
Author(s): James T. O'Reilly, Philip Hagan
Practice Area: Employment, Health Care, Insurance, Litigation
Date: Oct 2020
ISBN: 9781402436864
PLI Item #: 302281

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The dramatic rise in client questions about the fallout from COVID-19 - on workplace risks, liability, health insurance, contracts and force majeure clauses, testing and tracing and more - presents a real-time challenge: Lawyers need clear answers now to navigate the regulatory and medical challenges.

This book, from public health and safety regulation experts James O’Reilly and Philip Hagan, provides background and analysis of legal and scientific issues that clients will need to understand in order to manage the new “normal” they are facing as they try to conduct business amidst a global pandemic. This results-oriented book combines practical advice, the latest scientific research and guidance from key government agencies to provide readers with the answers they need and the questions they didn’t know to ask.

Professor James O’Reilly has taught courses in Food, Drug, & Safety Laws for twenty-eight years at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Since 1974, he has worked on numerous projects involving the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and chaired programs and committees dealing with consumer product safety. He has also served as in-house counsel to a large manufacturer, as-counsel to a law firm, and as an expert witness for defendants and plaintiffs. His earlier works include the leading references on food and drug law and federal records disclosure. He is co-editor of the Accident Prevention Manual for the National Safety Council, and Assistant Chief Reporter of the ABA Project on European Union Administrative Law. Prof. O’Reilly also serves as Vice Mayor of an Ohio city and trustee of the regional council of governments serving the Cincinnati region. He is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Virginia School of Law.


Philip Hagan, JD, MBA, MPH, ARM, CIH, is an author, consultant, practicing attorney and past professor at Georgetown University. He has also lectured at The George Washington University, Peking University, George Mason University, Trinity Washington University and East Carolina University on subjects ranging from health impacts of the environment to toxic exposures to emergency management. He has a lifetime achievement award from ABSA International, The Association for Biosafety and Biosecurity. Currently he is a consultant with Atlas Technical Consultants, which offers professional testing, inspection, engineering and consulting services from more than 100 locations nationwide. As a principal at International Risk Management, LLC, he does management consulting both in the United States and internationally in India, China, Qatar, Italy, Turkey and Mexico. With an MPH from George Washington University, MBA from Georgetown University and law degree from George Mason University, he has also studied law at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing.