December 1, 2020

Volume X, Number 336

Everything Life Sciences Companies Need to Know to Navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic

Join Mintz and ML Strategies for a webinar on a spectrum of legal issues companies in the life sciences industry are facing during this complicated period. The program will cover issues of:

Employment Law

  • Defining “essential” businesses

  • What to do if an employee in your essential business chooses not to work

  • How/what to communicate when an employee tests positive

  • Communications regarding a positive test


  • Emergency use authorizations (EUAs) and enforcement discretion policies

  • Program setup for developers of potential COVID-19 therapeutics

  • Actions to help alleviate regulatory burdens on existing product sponsors in the life sciences industry

Clinical Trials

  • Regulatory authority accommodations for ongoing clinical trials that may be affected by COVID-19 and regional restrictions

  • Key considerations for sponsors and sites regarding ongoing and planned clinical trials


  • State of the M&A deal market

  • Impacts on deal processes and associated timeline

  • Allocating pandemic risk (MAC clauses come into focus)

Capital Markets

  • State of the public capital markets

  • Recent SEC developments related to COVID-19

  • Impacts on financing options for life sciences companies

Federal Legislation

  • Accessing funds for businesses creating COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics or vaccines

  • Financial assistance for businesses provided by CARES Act and other legislation




Joshua D. Fox 
Member, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice, Mintz



Dianne Bourque 
Member, Health Law Practice / Clinical Trials & Research, Mintz


Joanne S. Hawana
Member, Health Law Practice / FDA Regulatory, Mintz


Aaron L. Josephson 
Senior Director, ML Strategies


Marc D. Mantell 
Member, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Mintz


H. Andrew Matzkin 
Member, Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice, Mintz


John T. Rudy
Member, Securities & Capital Markets Practice, Mintz


Benjamin M. Zegarelli
Associate, Health Law Practice / Clinical Trials & Research, Mintz

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