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Executive Employment Perspectives Blog

The Basics of Non-Disparagement Clauses

Up until several years ago, we consistently argued that including a so-called “non-disparagement” clause in an executive employment agreement or an executive’s separation and severance agreement was not only a potential breeding ground for further controversy between the parties, but was unnecessary... Read More

Benefits for Presidential Spouses

We recently were successful in obtaining a tangible and well-deserved reward for the spouse of a university president, a concept also applicable to potential CEO spousal benefits in commercial sectors such as finance and media as well as the academic sphere.

Any... Read More

One Size Does Not Fit All

Employment Agreements In Different Industries,
Or Why the Employment Contract of a Wealth
Management Advisor Looks Very Different
From That of a University President

 

In past “Perspectives” as well as blogs on our firm’s website, I have written... Read More

When An Executive Is Fired

What is the American executive who just has been terminated without Cause entitled to receive, if anything?

The detailed answer varies according to the executive’s particular situation, but the general answer is:  whatever the executive is entitled to receive either Read More

The Importance of Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege

Executive compensation and employment attorneys deal with C-suite executives who are smart, knowledgeable about their own businesses and areas of expertise, and generally quite sophisticated. As a result, it is easy to assume that these same executives have extensive experience with lawyers... Read More

A Lesson From A Revered Mentor

My mentor, the legendary trial lawyer Louis Nizer, was keenly sensitive to the power of language. In the 1970’s, Mr. Nizer constantly inveighed against the names of certain widespread practices in the distribution of motion pictures -- “block booking” and “blind bidding”... Read More

The New York City Human Rights Law – Expanded Protections

Employment lawyers and executive compensation attorneys have long been aware that in terms of protecting employees from discrimination, the New York City Human Rights Law has a far broader reach than any single Federal statute or, indeed, any combination of Federal statutes.... Read More

You’re Fired! (No, Really)

Having represented hundreds of executives whose employment was being terminated, I could never understand the audience appeal in watching our current Chief Executive wield the axe over aspiring “Apprentices” on TV. I understand that it was “just a show,” but anyone who... Read More