The DOJ’s “No-Poach” Agreements: Navigating Implications to the Year Ahead and Beyond
Regulatory uptakes on anti-competitive restrictions in labor markets is expected to ramp up with the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the lead. Recently, the DOJ filed Statement of Interest on several pending cases to provide courts with significant guidance on the analysis of “no-poach” agreements and clarified that alleged cases of “no-poach” agreements do not automatically warrant per se review.
With several regulatory developments, heightened enforcement stance, and notable case decisions, the future of the antitrust landscape in the labor market remains uncertain. Businesses become more vulnerable to potential antitrust violations. Thus, it is essential for employers to thoroughly understand the risks of naked no-poach agreements and to ensure compliance to avoid criminal liabilities.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and antitrust practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with a comprehensive discussion of the critical issues surrounding “no-poach” agreements. Speakers will tackle significant implications in light of the current and emerging regulatory and enforcement trends. They will also provide compliance tips and strategies in this evolving area of law.
Key topics include:
- No-Poach Agreements: Enforcement Trends and Updates
- Emerging and Current Developments in Antitrust Law
- The ‘Rule of Reason’ Standard
- Notable Cases
- Best Compliance Practices
- What Lies Ahead?
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Jeff Martino brings an in-depth understanding of a wide variety of white collar and fraud related matters to his antitrust litigation and investigations practice. He represents multinational corporations and their boards and executives in high-stakes criminal and civil investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and other federal and state agencies. Having spent nearly two decades at the DOJ and his last 7 years as a senior leader in two different DOJ components, he has extensive experience as “first chair” on trials and investigations in the most complex areas of criminal antitrust. Jeff's work at DOJ included providing technical assistance to competition agencies in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe and overseeing matters that included international corruption and antitrust cartel offenses that entangled the largest global banks and their key executives.
Jeff Martino brings an in-depth understanding of a wide variety of white collar and fraud related matters to his antitrust …
Kenina Lee is an antitrust associate in Axinn’s Washington, DC office. Kenina litigates major class action and multi-district antitrust cases in federal courts throughout the United States. She also provides antitrust counseling and represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ).
Prior to joining the firm, Kenina worked in both the Anticompetitive Practices and Mergers I division at the Federal Trade Commission as a legal extern and law clerk. At the FTC, she aided in merger investigations in the pharmaceutical and medical data-analytics industries.
Kenina Lee is an antitrust associate in Axinn’s Washington, DC office. Kenina litigates major class action and multi-district antitrust cases …
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Axinn combines the skills, experience and dedication of the world's largest firms with the focus, responsiveness, efficiency and attention to client needs of the best boutiques. The firm was established in the late 1990s by lawyers from premier Wall Street firms with a common vision: provide the highest level of service and strategic acumen in antitrust, intellectual property and high-stakes litigation. Axinn’s lawyers have served as lead or co-lead counsel on nearly half a trillion dollars in transactions and, in the last 10 years alone, have handled more than 250 litigations.