Upcoming Event on Noncompetes in Massachusetts

The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at Harvard’s Kennedy School next week is holding what promises to be an interesting event on the continuing debate about noncompete agreements and economic development in Massachusetts. The event, part of an ongoing lecture series, is entitled “Using Non-Compete Laws to Spur Economic Development in Massachusetts.” The panelists include Prof. Lee Fleming and Matt Marx, academics who have focused on attempting to quantify the effect of noncompetes on business innovation; State Representative William Brownsberger, who has sponsored legislation which would prohibits noncompetes in Massachusetts in most instances; Bijan Sabet, a venture capitalist at Spark Capital who has spearheaded recent efforts to limit non-competition covenants; and my partner, Robert Fisher, who has a great deal of experience litigating these issues on all sides. (Unfortunately, yours truly will be out of town for this event.) The event will be at the Kennedy School Campus on April 21 at 5:30. More information can be found here.