A new Massachusetts non-compete law went into effect Oct 1, 2018 setting forth a number of rules that now govern noncompetition covenants executed after that date. You will learn how to navigate the “noncompete” terrain in a way that will drive increased efficiencies and value for employees, your organization and its shareholders. Rather than just an exercise in legal compliance, a thoughtful approach can drive efficiencies and value for employees, your organization and its shareholders.
Lana Gladstein is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Officer of Brammer Bio. Prior to joining Brammer Bio in 2017, Lana was a partner at the law firms of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP and Pepper Hamilton LLP, where she represented biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies in IP litigation, contested matters at the USPTO, IP strategy, and licensing transactions. Lana received her B.A. degree in Biology from Brandeis University and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.
Co-Managing Partner at Hirsch Roberts Weinstein, LLP
Jeffrey L. Hirsch (“Jeff”) is an experienced attorney, author, and teacher who has practiced management labor and employment law for over 35 years. During that time, Jeff has advised and represented hundreds of employers in many diverse fields, including higher education, healthcare, human services, manufacturing, transportation, hospitality, retail, food processing, textile, and many service industries. Since 1990, Jeff has also been the author of the widely used book “Labor and Employment in Massachusetts”, and he has written similar books analyzing the laws of Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Jeff also wrote the “Occupational Safety and Health Handbook,” which was distributed nationally. Jeff’s books are relied upon by thousands of lawyers, executives, and human resources professionals around the United States. Jeff was inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2005 and has been listed in the “Best Lawyers in America” continuously since 2007. In addition, Jeff is a Fellow of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, a Life Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the Boston Bar Association Society of Fellows. Since 1983 Jeff has held an appointment as an Institute Fellow at the Human Resources Policy Institute at the Boston University School of Management. Jeff has served under six consecutive Massachusetts governors as a Member of the Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) from 1995 to present.
Director, Complex Business Litigation and Risk Management Lawyer, Kenney & Sams, P.C.
Lindsay M. Burke defends and asserts the rights of companies entangled in complex disputes. Her cases often involve non-competition agreements, trade secret litigation, questions regarding intellectual property ownership, business-to-business contract disputes, and business divorce. Lindsay has significant experience representing clients before the Business Litigation Session of the Massachusetts Superior Court, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and state and federal courts in New York. Lindsay is recognized as one of the “Top Women of Law” and an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly and a Rising Star/SuperLawyer by Super Lawyers. She is a Trustee of the Women’s Bar Foundation and co-chair of the Women’s Bar Association’s Women in the Courtroom Committee. Before joining Kenney & Sams, Lindsay worked at WilmerHale in Boston and Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City. She received her undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and her J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Jody has represented clients in a wide variety of disputes, including employment-related contract, tort, discrimination cases, and business litigation. Jody has extensive experience in civil litigation before state and federal courts and government agency forums. She has conducted jury and non-jury trials and appeals, and is also skilled in various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and collaborative law. She is a tenacious and passionate advocate for her clients.
Her background as plaintiff's counsel provides a valuable perspective to employment defense work. Jody brings this unique vantage to her effective legal strategies for resolving employment disputes. This viewpoint helps her bridge the gap between corporate views and a plaintiff's perspective, resulting in agreeable solutions. Beyond litigation, Jody is skilled at investigating high-risk claims in the workplace and on college campuses, with an emphasis in sexual harassment and sexual misconduct cases.
Jody is also skilled in a neutral role. She is a Massachusetts certified mediator who has conducted many successful mediations. She is also a trained arbitrator and a member of the American Arbitration Association's Employment Law Panel. She also trains workforces to avoid discrimination.
Jody began her career more than 35 years ago with Collora LLP, now Hogan Lovells' Boston office, serving as Managing Partner from 2007 to 2012. She also serves on the boards of the Lawyers for Civil Rights, the Women's Bar Association, and Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, devoting significant time to those nonprofit endeavors.