July 22nd Event on Non-Competes... New Blog... And Some Advice
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Speakers will include:
- State Rep. William N. Brownsberger, Esq., Sponsor of H. 1794 (bill to eliminate non-competes)
- Russell Beck, Esq., Foley & Lardner, LLP, Drafter of H. 1799 (bill to restrict non-competes)
- Stephen Y. Chow, Esq., Burns & Levinson LLP, Massachusetts Uniform Law Commission, Drafter of H. 87, Symposium organizer
- Michael L. Rosen, Esq., Foley Hoag LLP, Author of the Massachusetts Noncompete Law Blog, Speaking for the status quo
- Hon. Gordon L. Doerfer (Ret.), JAMS, Moderator
- Dr. Matthew Marx, MIT Sloan School, Investigator on longitudinal study of electrical engineer parties to non-compete agreements
- Foley & Lardner's Russell Beck, one of the speakers at the July 22nd event, has just launched a new blog dedicated to trade secret and non-compete issues.
- I was talking to an attorney last week who offered some good advice. Non-competes, unfortunately, are enforceable even if you are part of a lay-off at your company. This attorney said he has been involved in negotiating severance deals with several employees to make sure they're not targeted by their former employer if they want to go and work or start a company in the same field. In these negotiations, he has found that employees can often get released from their non-competes by giving up about 25 percent of their severance payment. Interesting...