McGuireWoods managing companion Tracy Walker used to get on an airplane no less than as soon as per week earlier than the pandemic, touring from his base in Richmond, Virginia, to satisfy with shoppers, attend occasions or go to one of many agency’s 20-plus workplaces. Over the previous yr, he says, his journey has been a fraction of that—and the truth that he’s traveled in any respect makes him the exception amongst regulation agency leaders.
As enterprise journey practically vanished in response to the pandemic, companion retreats had been postponed, consumer visits glided by the wayside (no less than in particular person), and enterprise growth was pulled off the highway. However with the vaccine rollout continuing at a gentle clip and plenty of companies planning for a September return to the workplace, frequent flyers like Walker and his fellow agency leaders are slowly getting ready to renew touring for work. Simply don’t count on it to look fairly the identical.