Peter Steinmeyer and I are pleased to announce that our guide, “Non-Compete Laws: Illinois,” written with Christie Tate, is now available in PDF format. See below for more information about this series of guides written and published by our firm, EpsteinBeckerGreen, and the Practical Law Company:

EpsteinBeckerGreen, in Conjunction with Practical Law Company, Wrote and Published Statewide Guides on Non-Compete and Trade Secret Laws

The national law firm of EpsteinBeckerGreen, in conjunction with the Practical Law Company, recently wrote and published statewide guides on the non-compete laws of Illinois, Massachusetts, and New Jersey and on the trade secret laws of the District of Columbia.

These guides, which were written by EpsteinBeckerGreen’s attorneys in a "question and answer" format, address non-compete agreements, or trade secret and confidentiality laws, between employers and employees. The three non-compete law guides focus on enforcement and drafting considerations for restrictive covenants, such as post-employment covenants not to compete and the non-solicitation of customers and employees. The trade secret law guide focuses on the legal requirements related to protecting trade secrets and confidential information.

Here is a list of the aforementioned guides:

• "Trade Secret Laws: District of Columbia" – written by Kara M. Maciel and George B. Breen

• "Non-Compete Laws: Illinois" – written by Peter A. Steinmeyer, David J. Clark, and Christie Tate

• "Non-Compete Laws: Massachusetts" – written by Barry A. Guryan

• "Non-Compete Laws: New Jersey" – written by James P. Flynn and Amy E. Hatcher

Guides for Connecticut, Maryland, and Virginia, as well as a guide regarding Illinois Trade Secrets, will be published soon.

Update: “Non-Compete Laws: Connecticut" – written by David S. Poppick – is now available.