ALBANY –The New York State Bar Association and its Labor and Employment Law Section will sponsor an intermediate-to-advanced level course focusing on strategies, procedures, discovery and litigation techniques for handling the growing number of workplace “non-compete” cases that result in litigation.
Program participants will receive an overview of the current law governing non-compete arrangements and faculty will address hands-on practical considerations from an employee and a company point of view that lawyers must know in handling “non-compete” cases. Other topics include recommended ways to prepare cases, the necessity of properly evaluating a case and counseling clients on the pros and cons of litigation. Real-world ethical pitfalls and dilemmas often encountered in drafting non-compete agreements, counseling clients and protecting trade secrets will be highlighted.
This seminar was created in response to the growing number of employment contracts that include ”non-compete” clauses, which prohibit employees from accepting positions with firms doing similar work for a specified amount of time after the termination of their current contracts.
Co-sponsored by the Association’s Committee on Continuing Legal Education, “Employment Law Litigation Institute: Litigating Non-Compete Cases in New York” will be presented December 2 at The Princeton Club of New York in Manhattan.
The session will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For information, contact the Association’s registrar at (800) 582-2452 or 518/463-3724.
Overall planning chairs for the seminar are Michael A. Curley of Manhattan (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP); Arnold H. Pedowitz of Manhattan (Law Offices of Arnold Pedowitz); Richard K. Zuckerman of Melville (Lamb & Barnosky LLP), chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section; and Alan M. Koral of Manhattan (Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, P.C.), chair of the CLE Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section.
Faculty includes Hon. Leonard B. Austin of Mineola (Justice of the state Supreme Court, 10th Judicial District); Ronald G. Dunn of Albany (Gleason, Dunn, Walsh & O’Shea); Robert D. Kraus of Manhattan (Kraus & Zuchlewski LLP); Laura S. Schnell of Manhattan (Eisenberg & Schnell LLP); and Jonathan A. Wexler of Manhattan (Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, P.C.).
The program has been approved for 7.5 MCLE credit, including 1.0 credit hour in ethics and 6.5 credit hours in skills, practice management and/or areas of professional practice for all attorneys, except those newly admitted to the bar. Because this is not a basic-level course, it cannot be used by recently admitted attorneys for New York MCLE credit.
Early registration received or postmarked 10 days prior to the session will be $190 for NYSBA members and $270 for non-members. Those who register within 10 days of the program should call (800) 582-2452 or 518/463-3724 to verify that the program is not sold out or that the date or location has not been changed.
NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION, ONE ELK STREET, ALBANY, NY 12207 PH: (518) 463-3200 SECURE FX: (518) 463-5993