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Andrew Vail

is a partner at Jenner and Block. He is a litigator who has significant litigation experience in both federal and state courts, representing individuals, privately held, public and Fortune 500 companies as both plaintiff and defense counsel. Mr. Vail counsels clients on complex business litigation matters, providing sophisticated, creative and passionate representation at all stages. He also has extensive experience representing clients in internal corporate and government investigations. He speaks and/or testifies nationally on issues relating to reforms in the justice system and legal ethics.

Recent Articles by Andrew Vail

Employment Agreements: Employers Need To Pay Attention to Growing Government Activism

In the past, employers typically only needed to be concerned that confidentiality and non-compete clauses in their employment agreements may be challenged either by departing employees who want to work for a competitor or by a competing company attempting to hire an employee or former employee. That tide is changing as an increasing level of government scrutiny has been directed at these employee restrictive covenants. Recently, federal and state agencies have been challenging the enforceability of confidentiality provisions and non-competes that the agencies claim are not supported by legitimate business interests. Given this change-in-tide and the New Year, now is the perfect time for employers to engage counsel to review their confidentiality and non-compete provisions.