Is this a departure? To some degree yes. But, I think every firm now is trying to keep the wings on the plane while they’re flying it. There are a lot of attempts at innovation.
— Heidi Gardner, a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School who advises law firms, commenting on the fact that white-shoe Biglaw firms had used PPP funds to support their operations when the forgiveable loans were meant to support small businesses during the coronavirus crisis.
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