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Restrictive Covenants: The Good, the Bad and What the Future Holds (Webinar)

Restrictive Covenants: The Good, the Bad and What the Future Holds (Webinar)


Presented by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section

Moderator:   Jonathan B. Fellows

Hon. Elizabeth Emerson

Hon. Donald Greenwood

Daniel S. Jonas, Esq.

Kevin Schlosser, Esq.

Michael Cardello, Esq.

I. Basic points of New York law on the enforceability of restrictive covenants (Michael Cardello and Kevin Schlosser)

  1. BDO Seidman v. Hirshberg
  2. Elements of enforceable restrictive covenants
  3. Temporal and geographic restrictions
  4. Status of current law

II. Best practices in the preparation of restrictive covenants on behalf of employers (Kevin Schlosser and Michael Cardello)

III. What are the legitimate interests of the employer (Daniel S. Jonas)

  1. Changing expectation of workforce
  2. Globalization / Remote Workplace
  3. Standard language v. customized language
  4. Methods of resolution

IV. Key issues in adjudicating requests for temporary and preliminary relief

  1. When should the employer seek interim relief (Daniel S. Jonas);
  2. What are courts looking for in order to adjudicate temporary relief (Judge Emerson and Judge Greenwood)
  3. Present a hypothetical and seek audience participation (Judge Emerson and Judge Greenwood)
  4. Blue Pencil — will New York Courts modify the terms of a Restrictive Covenant rather than strike the Covenant (Judge Emerson and Judge Greenwood).

V. What is the future of restrictive covenants in the changing workplace of the 21st Century? (All panelists/Audience)

Start Date:
  • June 17, 2020
Start Time:
  • 4:00 PM
End Time:
  • 5:15 PM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Skills Credit(s):
  • 0.5
Total Credit(s):
  • 1.5
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0HV31
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Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Commercial & Federal Litigation Section