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The FTC’s Rule Banning Noncompetes is Final: What Do We Do Now?


Tuesday, May 7, 2024

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PT
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

Complimentary Program via Webinar

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On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission issued a Final Rule that will ban employers from entering into new noncompete agreements with workers and making nearly all types of existing noncompete agreements unenforceable, with a few exceptions, when (and now if) it goes into effect.  

The FTC’s ban represents a massive sea change that will impact employers and workers across industries, from healthcare to technology. Employers who seek to protect trade secrets or other confidential information will have to rely on alternative methods. 

Challenges to the rule are mounting, leaving us all with more questions than certainty. 

Please join our cross-practice Sheppard Mullin team for a webinar discussing the implications of the rule, current legal challenges to the rule, and its impact on ongoing enforcement and litigation of non-competes. We will also answer your pressing questions and provide practical advice on what employers can do to prepare and protect their proprietary information.

Presented by

  • John Carroll, Partner, Antitrust & Competition, Sheppard Mullin
  • Ann O’Brien, Partner, Antitrust & Competition, Sheppard Mullin
  • Bevin Newman, Partner, Antitrust & Competition, Sheppard Mullin
  • Jonathan Clark, Partner, Labor and Employment, Sheppard Mullin
  • Lindsay StonePartnerLabor and Employment, Sheppard Mullin
  • Mikela SutrinaPartnerLabor and Employment, Sheppard Mullin

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This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1 credit hour which may be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement, and is suitable for both transitional and non-transitional attorneys.

This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1 credit hour of Accredited General.       

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*You must attend the full webinar to receive credit.

Questions? Please contact Felicia M. Cammock.

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