Not Just Non-Competes: How Proposed Non-Compete Bans Could Affect NDAs, Trade Secrets, and More


  • Name
    DJ Healey
    Person title
    Senior Principal
    Headshot of DJ Healey

​In February, the Workforce Mobility Act was reintroduced in the U.S. Congress with bipartisan support, which would limit the use of non-compete clauses in employment contracts. This proposed legislation comes on the heels of a proposed rule by the Federal Trade Commission that would classify non-compete agreements as unfair methods of competition, as well as raise scrutiny on other types of agreements the FTC asserts could function as de facto non-compete agreements, including non-disclosure agreements. Given that NDAs are a common first line of defense in many trade secret protection strategies, these proposals could have implications beyond non-compete clauses for trade secret holders.

On March 29, please join Senior Principal DJ Healey for a discussion of the proposed legislation and rule, including:

  • An overview of the proposed reforms
  • Changes in the FTC's enforcement approach
  • Potential limits on NDAs that could result from the FTC rule
  • How to assess and modify your NDAs
  • What to do now to protect your trade secrets

Download a copy of the webinar slides.

If you have any questions, please contact eventsteam@fr.com.