Shovels, Not Gavels, in Snowy Boston


Mark Pearlstein, as partner-in-charge of McDermott’s Boston office, explained that because three weeks of heavy snow in the city caused delays and closures for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, the office closed because “we weren’t about to ask [our people] to risk life and limb to get in.” Mr. Pearlstein added that the office’s lawyers worked “reasonably productively from their homes,” and other firm offices helped with document review, document production and legal research.