Litigation: Is your new dream job a non-compete nightmare?

Here are your options if you’re stuck in with an unreasonable non-compete agreement with your soon-to-be-former firm

On your first day at new-hire orientation your company asked you, like they do all in-house lawyers, to sign a non-compete agreement with a non-disclosure clause, and a no-raid provision. It also includes financial penalties if you leave before a certain time. Without thinking much about it, you signed it along with all the health insurance, 401k and other paperwork they put in front of you. Now, out of nowhere, your company’s competitor recruited you to come over there for more money, a better title and a better quality of life.

Are you stuck? Can you make that move if you’ve signed a non-compete?

Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements

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Brian Esser

Brian Esser, associate at BakerHostetler LLP, focuses his practice on complex and general civil litigation and corporate investigations. He primarily works in the area of...

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