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Once again, we have resounding unanimity on the issues and recommendations to the FTC and DOJ, as they consider whether to regulate (and if so, how) noncompetes, nondisclosure agreements, and other restrictive covenants. 70 lawyers who practice extensively in the area of trade secret and restrictive covenant law agree: federal regulation is likely inappropriate, definitely premature, and, in any event, should be limited.
Over the past several years, there have been changes to the noncompete laws in 24 states — plus D.C. In some states (such as Illinois, Oregon, and Nevada), there were even multiple changes to the law over the last few years.

To keep track of it all, we’ve prepared a map as a visual supplement to our Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws page.
About twice a year, I update my chart of reported noncompete and trade secrets decisions. As regular readers of this blog know, a little over a decade ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret and noncompete decisions were issued each year in all of the federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the envelope” calculation. I have performed similar calculations every year since. Here is the latest.