Regulating Business in the Age of COVID-19

A Regulatory Transparency Project Teleforum

COVID-19 presents unique challenges for state lawmakers as they attempt to address both public health and economic concerns. The crisis also raises significant questions about whether states should reform existing regulatory regimes, and about the propriety of adding further regulatory burdens during an ongoing pandemic. Join us for a live podcast on these issues featuring Brian Kabateck of Kabateck LLP, Luke Wake of Pacific Legal Foundation, and moderator Clark Neily of the Cato Institute.

The speakers will address vital questions raised by the virus, including how states should balance public health and economic concerns, whether states should change their enforcement priorities during the crisis, and whether this is the right time for states to liberalize economic regulations more generally. The discussion will be centered around several proposals from the Regulatory Transparency Project’s State & Local Working Group, which recently published a white paper entitled “Ten Reforms to Spur Coronavirus Recovery.”


  • Brian Kabateck, Founding and Managing Partner, Kabateck LLP
  • Luke Wake, Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
  • [Moderator] Clark Neily, Vice President for Criminal Justice, Cato Institute

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