Governance Watch Webcast: Focus on the Vaccine – Legal and Governance Challenges

February 22, 2021



Cleary Gottlieb partner Audry Casusol participated in the Governance Watch Webcast: Focus on the Vaccine - Legal and Governance Challenges.

The discussion focused on the legal and governance challenges of the COVID-19 vaccines. Panelist discussed the following topics:

  • The roles companies can play in providing information about the vaccines to employees, customers, and communities.
  • How companies stay on top of the varying vaccination regimes and regulations, while providing some degree of consistency of rules across the organization.
  • How companies are encouraging or requiring employees to become vaccinated, while understanding the costs and benefits of requiring vaccinations.
  • Emerging best practices by industry, location, and size of company.
  • The main litigation risks in this phase of the pandemic.
  • Who in management should be involved in key decisions.
  • What role, if any, the board of directors plays.


  • Mark Allen, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, FedEx Corporation
  • Audry Casusol, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb
  • Thomas M. Moriarty, Executive Vice President, Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer, and General Counsel, CVS Health
  • Paul Washington, Executive Director, The Conference Board ESG (Moderator)

The Governance Watch series is hosted by Cleary and The Conference Board ESG Center.

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