Paul M. “Tad” O’Connor and Jennifer McDougall Co-Author “Who Pays When Contract Performance Is Excused Due to Covid-19?”
Kasowitz Benson Torres partners Paul M. “Tad” O’Connor and Jennifer McDougall have co-authored “Who Pays When Contract Performance Is Excused Due to Covid-19?” published in Bloomberg Law. In the article, the authors discuss how courts have approached allocation of losses in cases where a party’s contractual performance is excused due to external events beyond the party’s control, an area likely to be frequently litigated in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Paul M. “Tad” O’Connor, partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres, is a distinguished trial and appellate litigator focusing on complex commercial cases involving disputes for private equity firms, hedge funds, and major corporations. He also has significant experience representing major hotel owners and developers, real estate investment firms, and high-net-worth individuals in real estate disputes involving commercial and hotel properties around the country in federal and state courts and before arbitration tribunals in the United States and Europe. He has been recognized by Chambers USA and Legal 500 as one of the top litigators in the United States.
Jennifer McDougall, partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres, focuses her practice on commercial real estate, securities, and complex financial products litigation, where she represents both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitrations. She has been recognized as a Rising Star by Crain’s New York Business and Legal Media Group: Expert Guides.