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Mark Elected to Officer Position of the NH Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section

WLG is pleased to announce that Mark Whitney was recently elected to be the Clerk of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association.  Mark has been an active member of the NH Bar since 1995. … Continue reading

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Mark Recognized (Again) as SuperLawyer by Thompson Reuters

I am happy to announce that I have been selected by Thompson Reuters as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer.  This is my 11th year in a row to be selected for this recognition (either as a Rising Star® or SuperLawyer® by … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate Unanimously Approved Trade Secret Bill

On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Senate adopted the Defend Trade Secrets Act.  As a clear indication of the strong bi-partisan support the bill enjoyed, the vote was unanimous (87-0). For prior posts which examined the DTSA in more depth, … Continue reading

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Recorded Webinar on Restrictive Covenant Strategies Available For Free Download

I recently presented a restrictive covenants strategies seminar entitled “Cutting-Edge Developments in Restrictive Covenants and Other Legal Tools for Protecting Competitive Advantages” live on 3/10/16 and via Webinar on 4/1/16.  If you missed both and are still interested in seeing … Continue reading

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Senate to Vote on Federal Trade Secret Bill on April 4, 2016

As I previously reported in this blog, the U.S. Senate is considering a bill that will create a uniform standard for trade secret misappropriation claims across the United States.  The bill, called the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, was … Continue reading

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Encore Webinar 4/1/16 – Cutting-Edge Developments in Restrictive Covenants and Other Legal Tools for Protecting Competitive Advantages

Did you miss Mark’s March 10, 2016 seminar entitled, “Cutting-Edge Developments in Restrictive Covenants and Other Legal Tools for Protecting Competitive Advantages,” presented as part of Morgan, Brown & Joy’s breakfast seminar series?  Due to demand and to accommodate our … Continue reading

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Mass. House Speaker Pushes for Compromise on Noncompete Reform Legislation

In a somewhat surprising shift from his prior position, Mass. House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo today told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce that he supports implementing specific limitations on noncompete agreements.  This clear support for a compromise from House … Continue reading

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Mark Quoted in the Boston Business Journal about EMC/Dell Merger

Mark was recently quoted in the Boston Business Journal about the impact of the EMC/Dell acquisition on EMC’s noncompete program.  The article, entitled EMC-Dell deal a wild card in renewed debate over noncompetes can be found here.

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Speculation about Noncompete Law Reform in Massachusetts Continues

Several bills designed to reform the law governing employers’ use of noncompete agreements in Massachusetts have been pending in the Massachusetts legislature for many months, with little news or activity to report.  As the reform efforts continue to percolate, speculation … Continue reading

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Mark presents Developments in the Law of Noncompetes and Other Post-Employment Restrictions

On Tuesday, September 10, 2015, Mark presented a seminar covering Developments in the Law of Noncompetes and Other Post-Employment Restrictions to the monthly meeting of the Greater Merrimack Valley chapter of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management). Among the topics … Continue reading

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