Our Firm’s rapid, comprehensive, and thoughtful response to the myriad of governmental issues related to the COVID 19 pandemic is the most recent example of our ability to act quickly and effectively on behalf of our local governments.
We convened our client managers and administrators for roundtable discussions prior to the stay-at-home orders to proactively plan for COVID-19 governmental responses and then held regular follow up meetings with key local government client officials. Within hours after Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker entered his statewide emergency declaration and related orders, we provided our clients with a thorough analysis of the issues, mandates, and requirements, and provided them with a playbook for compliance as well as options for additional measures.
Our response included drafting local policies on conducting virtual meetings and public hearings, implementing emergency purchasing procedures and employment agreements, and preparing mayoral emergency orders. We kept our local government clients fully informed throughout the crisis with written alerts, training sessions, and open forums for our village and city managers and administrators. We provided our clients with the comfort of having cutting-edge practices and thoughtful guidance throughout the crisis.