Above the Law, The American Lawyer, and Law360 highlight Lowenstein’s plan to gradually transition lawyers and staff back to the office in phases. Above the Law notes that the firm will maintain safety protocols regarding masks, reduced capacities, and social distancing. The piece concludes by congratulating “Lowenstein … on creating what looks like a well-planned and safe reopening plan for all employees” and adds, “We suspect that this may be one that other firms may wish to model due to its flexibility.”
The American Lawyer notes: "[T]he firm is welcoming all personnel to get reacquainted with working in the office again. Beginning July 6, teams are encouraged to return to the office on a voluntary basis a day or two each week—or more, if they wish—with a general expectation that, after Labor Day, people will be working regularly in the office at least three days per week." The article cites Lowenstein Chair and Managing Partner Gary M. Wingens' statement that "'[o]ur collective challenge is to chart a course forward that allows us to continue to provide exemplary client service, ensure great career development opportunities for our people, and maintain our strong cultural bonds informed by our core values, while providing our people with greater flexibility to work in environments where they believe they can be most productive.'"
Law360 notes: "On April 30 all personnel were welcomed to get reacquainted with working in the office again. Beginning July 6, teams are encouraged to return to the office on a voluntary basis at least a day or two each week. After Labor Day, people will generally be expected to work in the office at least three days per week." (subscription required to access certain content)