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Noah Fiedler Featured in Law360 on Issue of Whether Law Firms Should Institute Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

January 25, 2021

Hinshaw attorney Noah Fiedler was quoted extensively in Law360 on how U.S. law firms are approaching the issue of whether to require lawyers and staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Fiedler is a member of Hinshaw's Lawyers for the Profession group, which represents and advises lawyers and law firms on all aspects of the "law governing lawyers."

Fiedler said that while most firms do not yet have a policy in place, many have been thinking about how they want to proceed and have at least identified their options: namely, whether to include a policy mandating the vaccine, a policy encouraging it, or no policy on the vaccine at all. However, he added that most firms have not made a final decision on the issue.

Fiedler cautioned that law firms need to be careful of the fact that the vaccine can be a polarizing issue for some people. He also noted that many of the larger firms he's working with are conducting surveys to figure out what their employees and attorneys are thinking about a vaccination policy.

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"Why Law Firms May Not Require Vaccine for Attys and Staff" was published by Law360, January 21, 2021.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices nationwide and in London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the financial services sector, and other highly regulated industries. Hinshaw also serves as counsel to the professional services sector, and provides business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes.