Mark Sloan Quoted in Texas Lawyer on the Firm’s Reopening Status

“As Texas Reopens, Most Law Firms Stick With Remote Work”

As Texas slowly reopens for business beginning Friday under guidance from Gov. Greg Abbott, many firms in the Lone Star state have chosen to wait a bit longer to move their remote workforces back into offices.

…Mark Sloan, managing partner of Thompson & Knight, is planning a “soft opening” for its Texas offices tentatively on May 18, which would entail some staff returning to the offices and lawyers working from the office on a voluntary basis.

“For now, if people can get their job done at home, there’s no reason for them to come in,” Sloan said. The timetable to reopen offices elsewhere, such as in New York or Mexico, is uncertain because of local conditions, he said.