Thoughts for Boards of Directors in the COVID-19 Crisis

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance

Kenton J. King Allison R. Schneirov Peter A. Atkins

Partners Peter Atkins, Ken King and Allison Schneirov review key considerations for boards of directors in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Boards should be engaging in a discussion with their management teams about a wide range of issues, both financial and operational, including liquidity issues, employees, customer and supply chain threats and impacts, increased cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and activism and takeover preparedness.