In Part I of this Financial Services curriculum, members of Epstein Becker’s financial services strategic industry group discuss suggestions for drafting legally enforceable restrictive covenants, including non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements and related protections, as well as the contractual remedies for breaching such provisions.
They provide practical advice on important provisions to include in employment agreements, and tailoring restrictive covenants to the needs of the business and the activities of the employee concerned.
I. Identify important considerations with respect to the movement of employees in the financial services industry
II. Gain practical knowledge in drafting restrictive covenant agreements
III. Understand best practices and pitfalls
JOHN F. FULLERTON III is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. He has substantial experience serving clients in the financial, health care, sports, real estate, and building service industries.
Since 2004, Mr. Fullerton has been an adjunct professor of law at Pace University School of Law, where he has taught classes in labor law and advanced appellate advocacy and served for nine years as the faculty advisor to the law school's National Moot Court team. A frequent lecturer, Mr. Fullerton has authored numerous articles on labor and employment topics for various publications, including The National Law Journal, The New York Law Journal, The Labor Lawyer, Employment Law360, Real Estate Weekly, Corporate Counsel, and Dispute Resolution Journal. He has also authored the book Employment Separation Agreements Line by Line: A Detailed Look at Employment Separation Agreements and How to Change Them to Meet Your Clients' Needs, published by Thomson West in 2011. He edits and contributes to the Financial Services Employment Law Blog and serves as coeditor of the firm's Act Now Advisories.
Mr. Fullerton is a graduate of Brown University and New York University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Moot Court Casebook and a recipient of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers' Norman Ostrow Scholarship. Following graduation, he clerked for the Hon. Allyne R. Ross of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Mr. Fullerton has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2007 to 2014) and New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition (2007 to 2013). He is described as an "expert in labor union law" in the 2006 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
J.D., New York University School of Law, 1994
B.A., Brown University, magna cum laude, 1988
William J. Milani is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice of Epstein Becker Green. Based in New York, he heads the firm's International Employment Law group and is the Vice Chair of the firm's Board of Directors.
Mr. Milani is actively engaged in the private practice of labor and employment law exclusively on behalf of multinational and domestic corporations, with particular experience representing clients in the financial services industry. He has received an "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of professional excellence, and, in 2013, he was cited by Martindale-Hubbell and The American Lawyer as a "Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment." He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2009 to 2015) in the fields of Employment Law—Management and Labor Law—Management, named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list (2011 to 2014) in the areas of Employment & Labor, and listed in PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook (2008 to 2012).
Lauri F. Rasnick is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice in the firm's New York office.
Ms. Rasnick has significant experience representing employers in labor and employment matters. She regularly advises clients in many aspects of the employment relationship, including avoidance of litigation, employee terminations, disability and religious accommodation issues, wage and hour compliance, internal investigations, labor relations, and compliance with federal, state and local statutes. Ms. Rasnick frequently advises clients on the enforcement and drafting of restrictive covenants and employment agreements, and defends claims for bonuses and other compensation and litigates claims involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets.
Ms. Rasnick has also represented employers in a full spectrum of employment law matters in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. She has also engaged in the mediation and arbitration of employment claims, both in the traditional labor and employment contexts.
Ms. Rasnick writes and speaks on a variety of employment issues, including sexual harassment and respect in the workplace, wage and hour practices, the Family and Medical Leave Act, preventing and dealing with employment discrimination claims and charges, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, E-mail and Internet usage, creating appropriate employment policies, union avoidance, and trade secrets.
I thought the presentation was excellent.
Excellent presentation. I especially liked the interactive portions where one presenter asked some very relevant follow up questions.
Good overview of general issues in restrictive covenant arena
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