January 17, 2023

Munger, Tolles & Olson Partner Carolyn Luedtke Discusses FTC’s Proposal to Ban Non-Compete Clauses

Munger, Tolles & Olson partner Carolyn Hoecker Luedtke discussed the Federal Trade Commission’s recent proposal to ban non-compete clauses in NPR’s weekday podcast, Marketplace Morning Report. 

Ms. Luedtke provided insight into how employers use non-compete clauses, particularly when it comes to protecting sensitive information like trade secrets. The podcast episode focused on the FTC’s proposed ban on non-compete clauses, which if enacted would make nearly all existing non-compete clauses void and ban their future use. 

Listen to the episode.

About Munger, Tolles & Olson’s Trade Secret and Employee Mobility Practice 

Employees are telecommuting, working on tablet computers while traveling, file sharing through cloud-based storage providers, collaborating across offices and companies on wikis, and living life 24/7 on mobile devices. This has created complex challenges both for companies seeking to protect their trade secrets and for those seeking to avoid receiving or using other companies’ trade secrets.

Munger, Tolles & Olson has developed a strong emphasis in trade secret law and the related issues associated with employees who move from one competitor to the next. We represent companies and individuals across industries in a wide variety of trade secret and employee mobility cases. With a deep bench of attorneys experienced in these matters, Munger Tolles is at the forefront of protecting and defending the rights, intellectual property, and financial security of organizations embroiled in these complex legal situations.

Learn more about our Trade Secret and Employee Mobility Practice.