On Demand Audio

An Attorney's Guide to Non-Competition Agreements in Virginia

(398 reviews)

Produced on October 28, 2019

Taught by
$ 89 Labor & Employment In Stock
Get started now

$299 / year - Access to this Course and 1,500+ Lawline courses


Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Labor & Employment

Course Description

Non-competition agreements and clauses continue to be a popular vehicle among employers seeking to retain talent and protect their resources. While restraints on trade are generally not favored in Virginia, the law on this topic continues to evolve, and employers and employees should be aware of the current trends when entering into a non-compete.

This course, presented by Rees Broome attorney Roya Vasseghi, will walk you through the evolution of law on non-competition agreements in Virginia and discuss trends in Virginia law on enforceability of non-competes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the history of enforceability of non-competition agreements in Virginia
  2. Identify how these agreements are viewed by Virginia courts today
  3. Examine strategies for defending a non-competition agreement
  4. Challenge a non-competition agreement under Virginia law
  5. Apply best practices for drafting a non-competition clause that are likely to survive attack in Virginia courts

Credit Information

After completing this course, Lawline will report your attendance information to {{ accredMasterState.state.name }}. Please ensure your license number is filled out in your profile to ensure timely reporting. For more information, see our {{ accredMasterState.state.name }} CLE Requirements page . After completing this course, {{ accredMasterState.state.name }} attorneys self-report their attendance and CLE compliance. For more information on how to report your CLE courses, see our {{ accredMasterState.state.name }} CLE Requirements FAQ .


Roya Vasseghi

Rees Broome

Roya Vasseghi focuses her practice on civil litigation and employment matters. Roya’s experience ranges from representing clients in corporate and employment disputes to litigating environmental and professional liability matters. Prior to joining Rees Broome, Roya worked at a national law firm where she represented physicians, hospitals, and other health care professionals in professional liability matters as well as litigating employment and general liability claims. Roya’s litigation experience allows her to zealously advocate for her clients and also work with her clients to minimize risk and exposure to avoid costly litigation. Roya appreciates the needs of her clients and works diligently to find the most effective solutions to their problems. 

Roya’s experience includes:

  • Serving as first chair in multiple Circuit Court and General District Court trials in Virginia

  • Successfully defended client against claim under the Virginia Uniform Trade Secrets Act for alleged misappropriation of confidential company information, including customer list

  • Obtained dismissal of premises liability claim against commercial property and management defendants in the District of Columbia

  • Obtained dismissal of claim for injunctive relief on behalf of commercial landlord in the District of Columbia

  • Regularly representing defendants in mediation and obtaining favorable results for the client, often resulting in the client paying significantly less than the damages claimed by plaintiff

  • Representing clients in discrimination and retaliation disputes before federal and state agencies

  • Counseling clients on compliance with employment laws and risk mitigation and management

  • Counseling clients regarding covenants not to compete

  • Drafting employee handbooks and policies

  • Representing healthcare providers before licensing boards

Roya received her J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. Throughout law school, she gained valuable experience working for public-interest organizations and frequently represented clients in administrative hearings. Roya was presented with the Pro Bono Leadership Award and a Public Service Certificate for her involvement with public service organizations and pro bono work throughout her time in law school. Roya has continued her commitment to helping underserved populations by maintaining an active pro bono practice.

Roya currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia and Co-Chair of the D.C. Bar’s Law Practice Management Community.


Richard S.

Well done.


At first I didn't love this presentation, but the hypotheticals she went through towards the end made a world of difference. I found that a highly effective means of cementing the information.

Daniel W.


Job H.


Chris B.


Scott R.


Lawrence A.

Very well done.

charles l.

Excellent speaker

Thomas S.

Number One!

Bhavik P.

Good coverage of Virginia Non-Compete Clauses and caselaw.

Matthew J. B.

Hypos were helpful.

Rob M.

Great job. Loved it

Geoffrey D.

Good overview, nice practicals.

Load More