Practice Areas

Employment and Severance Agreements

Outside the litigation context, LLFW routinely counsels corporations on their standard executive employment agreements, particularly non-competition provisions restricting post-employment work for competitors and provisions prohibiting the post-employment solicitation of a company's clients, customers or employees. We both advise companies on such issues as the enforceability of restrictive covenants under the law in particular jurisdictions, and draft or rewrite such provisions in their employment agreements applicable to senior executives.

LLFW also from time to time represents corporations and senior executives in the negotiation and implementation of individual employment or severance agreements. As a recent example, LLFW negotiated a severance agreement, foreclosing possible litigation, on behalf of the general counsel of a division of one of the major American broadcast networks.