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In brief

In this Quick Chat video, Baker McKenzie’s Labor and Employment, Trade Secrets and Antitrust lawyers explore the impact on employers of the severe limitations on post-employment noncompete restrictions outlined in President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy and the supporting Fact Sheet

Speakers: JT CharronJeff MartinoKatelyn Sprague and Billie Wenter.

To learn more about this Executive Order which announces 72 initiatives to increase antitrust enforcement, read our recent client alerts: 

Additionally, watch a 5-minute video overview of the key developments included in the Executive Order, presented by Baker McKenzie’s Global Antitrust Chair Mark Hamer and North America Antitrust Chair Creighton Macy.

Our Labor and Employment blog, The Employer Report, complements our video series, providing written legal updates on reopening and other hot topics. Past video chats are also linked in the blog sidebar for easy access to topics including remote working from outside of the employment jurisdiction, mandatory vaccinations in the workplace, employee testing and screening, inclusion and diversity, and much more.  


Jeff Martino brings an in-depth understanding of a wide variety of white collar and fraud related matters to his antitrust litigation and investigations practice. Jeff is co-lead of the Firm's Global Cartel Task Force and represents multinational corporations and their boards and executives in high-stakes criminal and civil investigations by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and other federal and state agencies Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Jeff spent nearly two decades at the DOJ and his last 7 years as a senior leader in two different DOJ components. He has extensive experience as “first chair” on trials and investigations in the most complex areas of criminal antitrust. Jeff's work at the DOJ included providing technical assistance to competition agencies in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe and overseeing matters that included international corruption and antitrust cartel offenses that entangled the largest global banks and their key executives.


Billie’s practice includes all aspects of employment compliance and litigation under federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Before specializing in employment law, Billie focused on complex business litigation and class action defense. She also has extensive experience in a variety of substantive areas, including business disputes, white collar criminal defense, consumer protection, intellectual property, and products liability. Prior to entering private practice, Billie served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard C. Tallman, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and to the Honorable Alicemarie H. Stotler, U.S. District Judge, Central District of California.


JT Charron is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Chicago office and a member of the Firm’s Employment and Compensation Practice Group. Prior to joining the Firm, JT was an associate attorney with other leading law firms. Additionally, in 2015 JT advocated for disadvantaged children’s educational rights and interests at the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri's Children’s Legal Alliance and worked as Student Clinician at the Boesche Legal Clinic’s Immigrants Rights Project in 2014, where he represented refugees seeking asylum in the US.


Katelyn is an Associate in the Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group assisting clients in complex civil litigation and government enforcement matters. Prior to joining the firm, Katelyn worked at a litigation firm where she focused on restrictive covenant, products liability, and shareholder dispute litigation.

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