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Why You Should Attend

Restrictive covenant law is undergoing fundamental changes at an exponentially increasing pace. Just last year, California expanded its 150-year-old ban and Minnesota banned noncompetes entirely. And, for the first time in over two centuries, the federal government has gotten involved. How can your clients stay ahead of the changes and continue to protect themselves? How will you advise them? Don’t miss your chance to attend this unique full-day program, to learn how through a deep dive discussion with experts who will explain how to manage through these changes.

Imagine that one of your client’s key employees just left to go to a competitor in violation of a noncompete. Or your client is that competitor and has just received a cease and desist letter demanding that it fire the employee. Or your client is that employee. Or it is not just one key employee, but a group of employees in a mass lift-out. What do you do?

Noncompete agreements and similar restrictive covenants help companies protect their trade secrets, customer relationships, and other recognized legitimate business interests. But noncompete laws vary state by state, ranging from bans in California, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Oklahoma to strong, pro-enforcement policies in Florida. And, while public opinion, evolving state legislation, emerging federal regulation, and trends in judicial review and enforcement are moving toward greater limitations on the use of these agreements, the risks posed by employees who are not subject to restrictive covenants is increasing.

Understanding the changing landscape and its complications and implications is nothing short of critical – particularly for companies engaged in business across state lines.

Bringing together experts and thought leaders from around the country, the program delves into nuanced and advanced issues from the perspectives of the employee, the former employer, and the new employer.

What You Will Learn

  • Hear about the latest legislative developments regarding noncompete agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and other restrictive covenants, as well as best practices from practitioners
  • Find out what the protectable business interests are and how to protect them, particularly with a remote workforce and during employee departures and on-boarding
  • Learn advanced practices for seeking and defending against temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, and related preliminary orders
  • Gain insight into the practical aspects of enforcing and defending against noncompetes and other restrictive covenants
  • Understand the key issues and what to do when a key employee leaves, and how the strategy changes when there is a group lift-out
  • Discover how to spot and avoid the ethical traps common in restrictive covenant matters

Who Should Attend

PLI’s Noncompetes and Restrictive Covenants 2024 is designed to help those responsible for assisting clients in drafting, negotiating, enforcing, and defending against noncompetes and other restrictive covenants. It will benefit in-house counsel, corporate counsel, commercial and trade secrets litigation counsel, employment lawyers, human resources professionals, and other allied key strategic personnel.

Special Features

  • Learn how to avoid potential ethical traps for the unwary in noncompete disputes, and earn up to 1 hour of Ethics credit
  • Transitional credit available; satisfy your Professional Skills credit requirements

Program Level: Overview

Prerequisites: A fundamental understanding of noncompete agreements and similar restrictive covenants and the law. Attending PLI’s Fundamentals of Noncompetes 2024 or general knowledge of the subject matter is recommended.

Advanced Preparation: None

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