California Law Firms Plan To Be 'Guided by the Science' on Office Reopenings

May 12, 2020Media Mention
The Recorder

Greenberg Glusker's managing partner, Bob Baradaran, was interviewed by The Recorder for his thoughts on the reopening of the firm's offices amid the continuing COVID-19 concerns.


Another important consideration is the size of a law firm’s office building and how people commute to their jobs, said Bob Baradaran, managing partner of Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger.

“Frankly I think anybody that ‘offices’ in any office building of any size can’t expect to eliminate the risk of exposure to zero. You have to go through the parking areas, and corridors, and lobby areas,” he said. The majority of the firm’s people drive to and from work, he noted, but for those who use public transit, that’s another potential way of being exposed to the virus.

Baradaran said the firm is actively holding internal discussions about the timing and shape of a return, guided by public health officials. Any change will be gradual, he said.

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