What General Counsel Need to Know Before Drafting & Negotiating Non-Compete Agreements

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Format 60 Minute Lesson
Chapters 11
Skill Level New to Topic
Audience General Counsel
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Course Description

In this lesson, ExecSense and expert, Marc Katz (Labor & Employment Chair – Andrews Kurth LLP), examine the most up-to-date best practices for dealing with such agreements, how non-compete agreements should be structured differently and the best tips and techniques from other leading General Counsel.

In this 60-minute session, you will learn:

  • Everything you need to know regarding best practices for updating the way you draft and negotiate non-compete agreements that will best protect your company
  • Easy-to-implement tips and techniques that other leading General Counsel have found to be most successful when negotiating and drafting non-compete agreements, including tips for avoiding an overly inclusive approach, the benefits of imposing shorter time restrictions, how to define the industry and geographic scope where employment will be restricted, the importance of being precise, and more
  • The 10 questions most asked by General Counsel with respect to negotiating and drafting non-compete agreements and how to avoid any legal pitfalls that could hamper their ability to withstand legal scrutiny
  • Case studies of other General Counsel who have had recent success negotiating and drafting enforceable and airtight non-compete agreements, as well as examples of agreements that did not incorporate new language and state-specific precedents, and therefore were not upheld

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Marc Katz
Labor & Employment Chair – Andrews Kurth LLP
Labor & Employment Law

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Mr. Katz is a trial attorney and Chair of the Firm’s Labor & Employment Section. Mr. Katz represents corporate clients in management-side labor and employment litigation, and counsels on best labor and employment practices.

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His experience includes drafting, negotiating and litigating non-competition and confidentiality agreements, trade secret litigation, state and federal employment discrimination cases, wage and hour issues, medical leave, FMLA and ADA compliance issues, class action employment cases, wrongful discharge, and defamation litigation.

In 2015, Mr. Katz was recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in Texas, as well as in Dallas/Fort Worth, by Super Lawyers and profiled as one of the leading Labor & Employment lawyers by Chambers & Partners USA: Leading Business Lawyers. Mr. Katz also has been recognized as a top lawyer in his field by Texas Monthly, D Magazine and other peer driven reviews. Mr. Katz is a frequent speaker and author, and is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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