Lieff Cabraser Civil Justice Blog
Dean Harvey Moderates ABA Panel on Competition Torts in Employment Law

Dean Harvey Moderates ABA Panel on Competition Torts in Employment Law

Lieff Cabraser partner Dean M. Harvey will be moderating an American Bar Association (ABA) panel titled “The Law and Economics of Employee Non-Compete Agreements” on June 22, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm ET.

This panel will cover the legal and economic challenges revolving around agreements between employees and their employers. The matter in question is whether these non-compete economic agreements are a pro-competitive tool utilized for intellectual property and employee investments, or serve as anti-competitive restraints on competition and economic growth.

About Dean Harvey

A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Dean Harvey represents individuals and companies in antitrust, business tort, employment, and intellectual property litigation. His cases seek to remedy and prevent wrongful conduct by dominant firms. These precedent-setting lawsuits concern a wide variety of industries and markets. Remedies include reimbursing purchasers who have overpaid for price-fixed products; preventing monopolists from stifling innovation and eliminating competition; and obtaining damages for businesses, inventors, and copyright owners.

Mr. Harvey was a leader in the High-Tech Antitrust class action against Google, Apple, Intel and other tech giants for allegedly conspiring to suppress the mobility and compensation of their technical employees. This landmark case resulted in the largest recovery (by far) of any class action asserting antitrust claims in the employment context: $435 million. Mr. Harvey continues the fight to ensure that employees receive competitive compensation, currently representing a doctor in a class action alleging an unlawful no-hire agreement between the medical schools of Duke University and the University of North Carolina.