In this program, employment attorney Jonathan Cooper provides an overview of the legal landscape concerning non-compete agreements. Over the last few years, a number of states, and even the White House, have weighed in on non-compete and non-solicit provisions, staking claims that overzealous employers have overreached by trying to hold low-income employees to restrictive covenants, and should therefore be banned. As a result, many employers—and employees—have been left wondering whether existing agreements are enforceable, and if so, to what extent a court will be willing to enforce that agreement.
Participants of this class are welcome to receive a free copy of “To Compete or Not to Compete: The Definitive Insider's Guide to Non-Compete Agreements in New York” by clicking on the hyperlink to the book and filling out the book order form.
Jonathan Cooper has practiced in the civil litigation context, representing small businesses and seriously injured individuals before New York’s trial and appellate courts for roughly 20 years, concentrating in the areas of non-competes, breach of contract and school and municipal liability and negligence.
Mr. Cooper is the author of six books, including "To Compete or Not to Compete: The Definitive Insider's Guide to Non-Compete Agreements in New York," and "When the Schools Fail to Protect Our Kids: A Parent's Guide to School & Daycare Negligence in New York."
After graduating cum laude from Yeshiva University (one of the Top 50 Universities in the United States) with a degree in English Literature, Mr. Cooper attended the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law as both a David Berg and Earle I. Mack Scholar. He is admitted to practice before all of New York's trial courts, the Federal courts in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as the United States Supreme Court.
He has also co-authored practice commentaries on these rules for one of the country's premier legal publishers. Mr. Cooper is privileged in that he is regularly engaged by other law firms in defective products and complex accident cases as their trial and appellate counsel.
Since childhood, Mr. Cooper has enjoyed playing tennis. While in college, he not only started for his varsity team, he even used to teach tennis to young children in the summers between semesters. Mr. Cooper lives in Far Rockaway, New York with his beautiful wife and 9 - that's right nine! - adorable and spunky children.
Very detailed and clear concerning the relevant issues and applications.
Excellent overview presentation
Very informative presentation by a thoroughly knowledgeable attorney.
This is good for NY lawyers. Would be better to have an intro course that covers more jurisdictions and variances in approaches to non-compete.
Very concise, thorough, and knowledgeable presenter.
speaker was very knowledgeable and presented very well nicely done
Great command of the subject matter. Very patiently explained precedents. Very clear and moved across the subject efficiently.
Very informative. Focused on NY law
Very helpful, wish was not so NY focused.
Mr. Cooper really knows his stuff!
It was an important refresher for me as my firm is dealing with more employment law matters as a result of COVID-19.
A bit more like a law school lecture than normal CLE courses but full of information and minute detail which seem to be inherent in the administration of issues related to this subject.
One of the most useful CLE
The offer at the end of the lecture for a free copy of his book was very generous.
very good knowledge and informative presentation
one of the best ever ........ as i commented during session thanks to Mr. Cooper and LL! jcc 3.19.20
Great Course and Materials - very well done
This is the best course I have ever taken with Lawline. The materials were outstanding. The presenter has great cadence, delivery and style. Very well prepared and presented.
This was one of the best courses I have viewed on Lawline. I would enjoy hearing more from Mr. Cooper. Thank you. Tim
Congratulations to Mr.Cooper. He has presented the most cogent explanation and complete explanation of employment restrictive covenants that I have seen in almost 50 years practicing commercial litigation in NYC. Please tell him that he did an outstanding job. Regards, Michael J. Levin
Very excellent! Highly qualified, wealth of experience, and good and clear presentation.
One of the best CLE presenters I have listened to. Clear, concise, precise and with copious case cites.
Very topical with relevant insights.
VERY INFORMATIVE, STRAIGHT TO ALL THE MOST RELEVANT POINTS YOU NEED YO UNDERSTAND THE BASICS YET ALOT OF INFORMATION ABOVE AND BEYOND BASICS. WELL ORGANIZED AND GREAT SPEAKER.....SPOKE TO ALL AUDIENCES FROM BEGINNER TO PRO IN UNDERSTANDABLE TERMS. Deborah F.
Mr. Cooper did an outstanding job in presenting this topic.
Very plainly laid out so that it was extremely understandable and easy to follow. The presented has a great "teaching" cadence.
Outstanding. Very informative and well presented; examples and cases were excellent. Thank you.
One of your best lecturers. Extremely helpful and comprehensive information on a critical topic for so many businesses.
Mr. Cooper was extremely knowledgeable and gave a great presentation.
Great lecture and overview. Appreciated the deep dive on some issues as well as case law.
Excellent clear presentation
Written materials are excellent!
Very good course on drafting and understanding the nuances of non compete contracts
A wealth of information presented.
I'd refer casework to him. He is VERY good.
AND a free book at the end! This guy is awesome!
Great presentation of the law and the concepts guiding the policies behind non-competes.
I tried a non compete/ trade secret case once...extremely interesting area of law...this presentation was quite comprehensive in scope!
As a government lawyer, this was a good course.
Very informative CLE on non-compete agreements, with some bonus topics at the end!
I liked the offer of a free book related to the subject matter.
Excellent straightforward presentation-thank you.
One of the more substantive "beginner" CLES.
Good overall presentation
Good program. Very helpful.
Attorney Cooper is highly knowledgeable and provided an outstanding, comprehensive overview of this important field. A+
Excellent class. Learned a lot.
Excellent and very informative speaker and presentation
Very good program start to finish. Well organized & delivered with comprehensive supporting slides.
Good program. Very thorough.
VERY THOROUGH AND INFORMATIVE
Very respectful and chock full of knowledge
Terrific presentation. Covers a lot of ground in a simple and concise manner.
excellent speaker and course
I appreciate this course very much. I selected it "on demand" because I am dealing with a non compete/non disclosure agreement right now and everything I needed to know to provide guidance to my client was included in this course. Thank you.
Lecture and materials both very thorough.
Good collection of major NY cases in this area.
Wow. He really knew his stuff!
The instructor demonstrated a mastery of the topic.
Outstanding course; very knowledgeable speaker.
Good instructor, precise and practical
Very well organized
Outstanding content. Deeply technical while tying back to organized principles. Thank you!
Very clear introduction
Excellent written materiuals. Thank you.
kind and generous presenter