According to an article published by The American Lawyer, big firms have no set plans to discontinue remote work policies applied during the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives for about a dozen big firms that were polled on the subject had set no target date for returning to U.S. offices. While some expect attendance to be required in 2021, others said the work-from-home option would continue “indefinitely.”
Bowman Brown, Chairman of Shutts & Bowen’s Executive Committee, stated that he does not anticipate requiring attorneys and staff to return to the office until a vaccine becomes available. Bowman stated that remote work has gone better than imagined, with a high level of efficiency and client responsiveness.
“I thought it was going to be a disaster and it’s been amazing,” he said. “Clients don’t seem to notice the difference or care.”
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About Bowman Brown
Bowman Brown is the Chairman of the Shutts & Bowen Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Financial Services Industry practice group. His practice focuses on the financial services industry and insurance regulatory matters. Bowman has served as Chairman of The Florida Bank Banking Law & Credit Regulation Committee and as General Counsel and member of the Executive Committee of the Florida International Bankers Association, Inc. Bowman has served two three-year terms as a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Banking Law Committee and as a Trustee of the Pan American Development Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based affiliate of the Organization of the American States.