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The “No-Poach” Approach: Antitrust Enforcement of Employment Agreements

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Webinar

After years of foreshadowing, the DOJ’s Antitrust Division made true on its promise to criminally prosecute “no-poach” agreements, announcing the agency’s first criminal indictment in January 2021, on the heels of its first criminal indictment for wage-fixing agreements in December 2020. While it took several years for the DOJ to bring its first criminal charges, the new administration and new acting FTC chairwoman promise continued enforcement in the coming years.

This webinar will discuss how companies can best protect themselves from both criminal and civil antitrust liability in the current landscape, with a focus on recent enforcement trends and key issues that companies should consider as they evaluate "no-poach" and other employment agreements, including:

  • Review of the current enforcement landscape, including under the Biden administration and new leadership at the antitrust agencies
  • Key takeaways based on DOJ’s recent criminal indictments  
  • Issue-spotting for companies in current employment agreements
  • Best practices for drafting non-competes and other employment agreements
  • Benefits of developing an antitrust compliance policy

Cooley lawyers Dee Bansal, Jacqueline Grise, Beatriz Mejia and Julia Brinton are featured speakers. 

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For more information, please email Rebecca Lanz

Related Contacts
Dee Bansal  Partner Washington, DC
Jacqueline Grise  Partner Washington, DC
Beatriz Mejia  Partner San Francisco
Julia R. Brinton  Associate Washington, DC