Why GCs Should Think Twice Before Signing A Noncompete

Law360, Chicago (September 16, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT) -- Most in-house attorneys believe noncompete agreements don't apply to them, but experts say there are plenty of circumstances that can limit the lawyers' freedom to take a new job.

Compared with most of corporate America, there are significant limits to the way employers can restrict in-house counsel's work, and those restrictions may come into play when company lawyers jump ship — an increasingly common scenario in a traditionally stable profession.

“You see a lot more mobility in the in-house arena than there used to be, as companies morph, merge, get sold and so on,” says Paul Starkman, leader of Pedersen &...

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