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Seminar Details

April 28, 2010

MB&J Breakfast Seminar Series: Developments in the Law of Noncompete Agreements and Other Post-employment Restrictions

Location: Offices of Morgan, Brown & Joy -- 200 State Street, 11th floor, Boston

Time: 8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (registration); 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (seminar)

Please note - this seminar is limited to 25 participants.  There is no fee for this seminar.

Your VP of Business Development quit unexpectedly last week and you just learned that she joined your main competitor.  You are excited about hiring a top-producing salesman, but you learn that he is subject to a noncompete agreement with his former employer.  You just received a letter from your competitor threatening suit unless you discharge a software engineer that you recently hired.  What should you do next?

In today's highly mobile economy, protecting your customer relationships, proprietary information and trade secrets from misappropriation by former employees is a critical aspect of business operations.  Agreements that restrict post-employment conduct are a vital tool for protecting your company, but only if they are handled properly.  Are your organization’s noncompete agreements likely to be enforced?  Has your organization taken the necessary steps to maximize the protection that it can expect from its restrictive covenant program?  Have you reviewed your noncompete agreements to ensure that they reflect recent, significant changes in the law?

Hosted by Mark Whitney, an expert in the field of noncompetition law, this seminar will:

  • examine employer strategies for implementing an effective restrictive covenant program;
  • review two proposed bills that are currently pending before the Massachusetts Legislature, both of which would substantially alter the law governing noncompete agreements;
  • review recent developments in noncompete law and evaluate how they impact your organization; and
  • discuss drafting and contract language tips.