How to Navigate the Regulatory Trend to Ban and Criminalize Noncompetes

On the heels of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) January 5, 2023 proposed rule banning noncompetes, Manatt’s antitrust and employment law attorneys will provide a comprehensive overview of the stepped-up efforts to tamp down the use of noncompetes and review other restrictions that limit employee mobility. Our discussion will include:

  • The current noncompete law state of play
  • Recent Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal enforcement of “no poach” agreements
  • How the proposed FTC rule could change the regulatory landscape
  • Cutting-edge best practices to keep your company out of hot water


Esra Hudson, Partner, Employment and Labor
Stephen Libowsky, Partner, Antitrust and Competition
David Reichenberg, Partner, Antitrust and Competition

Date and Time:

Tuesday, February 7


This program has been approved for 1.0 NY CLE Professional Practice (transitional and non-transitional), 1.0 CA MCLE General credit and 1.0 IL MCLE General credit.

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