Most executives think that non-compete clauses are not enforceable in Georgia. That is wrong. They are – you just have to draft them properly. Learn how to draft enforceable clauses and when you should consider using them for your business. Changes to non-competes may be coming to make application broader – learn how.
Jeffrey D. Mokotoff, Partner Ford & Harrison, LLP
Jeff Mokotoff has a broad employment law practice and routinely counsels clients n a myriad of employment issues, drafts and reviews employment agreemnts, conducts management training, and litigates employment cases in state and federal court. He has extensive experience in representing clients cncnerning cass involving non-compete agreements, misappropriateion of trade secrts, employment/business torts, and wage and hour litigation.
Jeff is the co-editor of the “Wage & Hour – Fair Labor Standards Act” chapter of Ford & Harrison’s annual Sourcebook and the editor of Ford & Harrison’s Noncompete News newsletter. Jeff joined Ford & Harrison in 1996 and has published numerous publications related to non-solicits, non-competes and restrictive covenants in various environments.
Brian P. McGowan, Managing Partner Aquinas Search Partners
With over two decades of consumer goods and executive search experience, Brian McGowan’s approach to consulting consists of helping clients think through solution alternative to achieving their vision and delivering the leadership teams capable of making an immediate and sustainable impact. Mr. McGowan’s clients range from Fortune 50 market leaders to equity-back growth companies. He has completed over 250 executive search assignments.
Prior to leading Aquinas Search Partners, Mr. McGowan was a partner and consultant with two other global executive search firms. He has led search projects on a global basis and offers well developed senior management expertise across consumer oriented businesses, healthcare, and industrial markets. Before entering executive search, Brian acquired his marketing and business development expertise in both corporate and entrepreneurial settings. He spent 14 years in the consumer packaged goods industry at The Coca-Cola Company and Campbell Soup Company, where he developed a strong reputation for identifying and creating new business ventures, products, and channels. Additionally, he has built and commercialized two successful start-up companies.
Mr. McGowan is an active author and contributing speaker focusing his topics towards the needs of aspiring career minded executives. He has a M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor’s degree from Grove City College.