Here’s the intro from this Client Update by Jason Elliott: “In Ryan v. Federal Trade Commission, Federal District Court Judge Ada Brown released a much-anticipated preliminary injunction decision against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding its pending “Non-Compete Ban.” Case No. 3:24-CV-00986 (N.D. Tex. July 3, 2024).

The decision is a mixed one for businesses using noncompete agreements. The judge’s findings will be encouraging news to businesses that have argued that the FTC does not have the authority to ban noncompete agreements affecting millions of workers. However, because the ruling is specifically limited to the plaintiffs before the court, it will be disappointing to many employers who had hoped for clear direction on a national level before the ban takes effect.”

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As a strategist for the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice, Broc Romanek has a deep understanding of the regulatory and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) marketplace. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Broc served as editor at TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, and DealLawyers.com, where he oversaw…

As a strategist for the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice, Broc Romanek has a deep understanding of the regulatory and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) marketplace. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Broc served as editor at TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, and DealLawyers.com, where he oversaw and managed coverage on issues related to ESG, corporate governance, executive pay, deals, and market trends and analysis.

In addition to his nearly two decades of working as a journalist and publisher, Broc served as assistant general counsel at a Fortune 50 company, worked in the Office of Chief Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance, was a counselor to former SEC Commissioner Laura Unger, and worked in private practice. He also is the author, or co-author, of four legal treatises, and has authored several books focused on the legal industry.