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Advocate’s View: SEC gives teeth to whistleblower provision

The Securities and Exchange Commission issued a press release on June 16 warning of its intent to “continue to exercise [its] anti-retaliation authority.” This comes in the wake of the SEC’s finding that Paradigm Capital Management Inc. of Albany violated ...

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Advocate’s View: Employers’ ‘legitimate interests’ 15-years post-‘BDO Seidman’

BDO Seidman v. Hirshberg remains the leading New York authority on enforcing post-employment restrictive covenants — contracts that prevent an employee from competing with his employer after leaving his job, 93 N.Y.2d 382 (1999). Now approaching its 15th anniversary, BDO ...

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Advocate’s View: Mandatory arbitration: Pearl or peril?

Starting and formalizing a business relationship, be it a partnership, limited liability company or closely held corporation, often includes a discussion about an agreement to resolve disputes only by way of arbitration. At the beginning of the business relationship, when ...

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