Modern Issues in Virginia Contract Law

(292 Ratings)

Produced on: October 31, 2016

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Course Description

Time 91 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Business litigation almost always involves a contract dispute component. As the economy evolves, so do the issues involved in contract litigation. This course will review some hot topics in Virginia contract law, such as when a defendant may be held liable for failing to be a team player, when restrictive covenants are enforceable, and whether clients’ disclosure of material to their attorney violates confidentiality agreements.

Join Jesse R. Binnall for a discussion of these issues. Mr. Binnall is a partner at Harvey & Binnall, PLLC, an Alexandria, Virginia based litigation law firm. He litigates business disputes and white collar criminal cases throughout the country, and often appears in Virginia’s fact-paced courts like the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (the “Rocket Docket”) and Fairfax Circuit Court.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Determine when teaming agreements, common in the government contracting space, are enforceable
  2. Identify what factors are most likely to invalidate a restrictive covenant, like covenants not to compete
  3. Analyze if an employee can be held liable for breaching a confidentiality agreement by sharing information with his or her lawyer
  4. Assess when the statute of limitations begins to accrue in a services contract


Jesse Binnall

Harvey & Binnall, PLLC

Jesse R. Binnall is a partner at Harvey & Binnall, PLLC. He has tried cases in state and federal courts in various jurisdictions throughout the United States. Mr. Binnall’s practice focuses on civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, international disputes, business and non-profit law, appellate litigation, election law, virtual currencies (i.e. Bitcoin), parliamentary law and procedure, and alternative dispute resolution (i.e. arbitration and mediation). He also is proud to help companies develop innovative legal strategies to combat overregulation and government cyber-snooping. Many of Mr. Binnall’s clients use his knowledge to take active steps to avoid the courtroom entirely. He advises entrepreneurs on business formation, contractors on complex construction negotiations, and political candidates and committees on election law matters. He also is proud of his accomplishments working as a productive and collaborative member of civil and criminal joint defense teams.

Mr. Binnall has been a featured guest, discussing law and technology issues, on various new and traditional media outlets, including the Huffington Post, the New York Times, Wired, Forbes, DemocracyNow, the Ron Paul Channel, and Lawyer2Laywer. He has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. Only 2% of Virginia lawyers are selected to receive this honor. He is also rated as “Excellent” by

Before starting his career as an attorney, Mr. Binnall was a professional parliamentarian and public relations consultant. He continues to advise organizations large and small on meeting procedure (including Robert’s Rules of Order), bylaw drafting and interpretation, and other parliamentary matters. Mr. Binnall is an avid private pilot. He also enjoys sailing, and SCUBA diving.


Michelle F.

speaker started off slow but got much better as the program progressed

Stephen L.

well done

Barent F.

Good Information

Dan O.

One of the most informative presentations I've done through Lawline. Written materials and case law information are both very well done.

Sarah B.

simple and effective.

Frank B.

Well done on some important issues in my practice areas.

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