Tips on Drafting Restrictive Covenants in Illinois and Litigating Restrictive Covenant Claims

(160 Ratings)

Produced on: June 14, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Restrictive covenants, such as non-compete, non-solicitation, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, can be a valuable tool for businesses to protect their interests when an employee leaves the company.  

This program, presented by Shawn Fabian of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, discusses the key considerations involved in drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants in Illinois, as well as trade secret misappropriation claims, which are often related to restrictive covenant disputes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide a general overview of restrictive covenant law in Illinois and some developments in other states
  2. Discuss requirements and tips for drafting enforceable restrictive covenants
  3. Acquire a general overview of trade secret misappropriation claims
  4. Gain practical tips for non-compete litigation


Shawn Fabian

Sheppard Mullin

Shawn D. Fabian is a senior associate in the Labor and Employment practice group at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton, based in the firm’s Chicago office. He has significant experience analyzing the enforceability of restrictive covenants and structuring enforceable restrictive covenants to protect his clients’ business interests, and he prosecutes and defends actions across the country involving the enforcement of non-compete, non-solicit, and other restrictive covenants, as well as misappropriation of trade secrets claims under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act. Mr. Fabian previously served as in-house labor and employment counsel at a nationally recognized teaching hospital in New York City.


Emily N.

Good course!

Robert S.

very good

Edward B.

Very thoughtful presentation and framing of issues through recent case was very interesting

Amanda G.

Great course!

holly m.

The presenter had very practical advice on ways for clients to avoid problems.

Peter C.

Very good and useful presentation, especially for the Illinois practitioner. Irritating problem with video sound.

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