The Boston Bar Association has organized an event — open to the public (and free) — on the various bills that would significantly alter the law governing non-competition agreements in Massachusetts. The panel of speakers will include yours truly (speaking in this setting for the “status quo”) as well as the following:
- State Rep. William N. Brownsberger, Esq., Sponsor of H. 1794 (bill to eliminate non-competes)
- Russell Beck, Esq. Foley & Lardner, LLP, Drafter of H. 1799 (bill to restrict non-competes)
- Stephen Y. Chow, Burns & Levinson LLP, Massachusetts Uniform Law Commission, Drafter of H. 87, Symposium organizer
- Gordon L. Doerfer, a retired Massachusetts judge and mediator, who will moderate
- Dr. Matthew Marx, MIT Sloan School, who has studied the economic effects of noncompetes
- Scott Kirsner, Boston Globe columnist, author of the Innovation Economy Blog, and noncompete skeptic
More information about the event and a link for registration are here.