Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Yes – this is yet another email wishing you all a safe couple of weeks as the world confronts Covid-19.  But it’s also an email that’s trying to offer a bit more.  Inside this issue of THE INNOVATOR, we’re providing you with some practical tips and best practices for our new and hopefully temporary normal.  We have included pieces about data privacy for a remote workforce, interest free loans for small businesses in New York, and why some investors might see opportunities during this extraordinary time.  Our hope is that you read this issue and take away something useful.  In just a few short weeks, we have started helping our community navigate through never before seen issues in industries such as  aviation, luxury apparel, and healthcare.  With Employment Law and Data Privacy rising to the forefront of the national discussion affecting corporate America, we are experienced in several areas that you may find meaningful as you guide your teams through this public health crisis.

 

So many of the challenges we’re talking about today are the same obstacles people were talking about when I started this firm in 2009: customer retention, expense and payroll management, regulatory changes. However, this being the United States, there’s also a sense of opportunity in the air. How can we find success navigating a new market?  How do we provide our clients with strategies to address emerging issues?  How do we help build a new kind of economy? It’s this spirit that keeps us going during this extraordinary time.  Naturally, we are concerned for the health and safety of our friends, family, clients, staff, and network.  We are, however, simultaneously charged to solve novel and sensitive problems for our clients.  Operationally, we haven’t missed a beat.   Remote work has been integrated into our firm’s DNA for as long as I can remember.  The ability to pivot, flex, and improvise are characteristics we look for in all our hires. I am not surprised that our daylong stress test to take the entire firm out of any physical office this week went off without incident.  It’s business as usual at Jayaram Law.

 

We are eager to learn of the challenges you’re facing.  We are here to help you find answers to questions that we’ve never heard before.  And we are confident that the readers of this newsletter – some of the most creative and entrepreneurial people we have ever met – will be a major part of the solution for a new tomorrow.

 

Vivek Jayaram, Founder of Jayaram Law