About the Book

Revised Sixth Edition

The 2018 Edition of Executive Employment Law: Protecting Executives, Entrepreneurs and Employees is now available! The 2018 Edition is updated to include:

  • A revised chapter on non-compete agreements, including the interplay between binding arbitration and California law which makes most employment-based non-compete agreements illegal; and
  • Many new cases and research that have been reported since the first five editions.

For lawyers, executives, entrepreneurs and employees alike, the new edition of Executive Employment Law provides insight into the most recent changes in the field of executive employment law and how those changes will impact you.

About the Book

For lawyers and the executives they represent, as well as in-house counsel responsible for advising their employer or executive compensation committee on executive hiring, retention or termination matters; Executive Employment Law: Protecting Executives, Entrepreneurs and Employees serves as an invaluable tool for navigating executive employment-related negotiations and the laws governing executive employment. The text chronicles myriad issues encompassing executive employment law including the documents and contracts that may affect the executive during or at the end of employment, negotiating the separation agreement, representing management teams during acquisitions, the ability of the executive to compete against his or her former employer and more. With “real life” stories demonstrating potential outcomes in the various scenarios outlined in the book, Executive Employment Law: Protecting Executives, Entrepreneurs and Employees is both accessible and thought provoking.

How is this book different from other legal books about executive compensation?
Executive Employment Law: Protecting Executives, Entrepreneurs and Employees fills a critical gap for practitioners and the executives they represent. While there are a variety of books about executive compensation, few, if any, address the dynamics of negotiating contracts and compensation from the perspective of the executive or entrepreneur. One involved in these complex negotiations will benefit from the information presented in this book.

Who is this book written for?
This book is for the lawyer looking to zealously advocate for an executive or entrepreneur. This book is also for company, board, in-house, or investor counsel because it will give them a thorough understanding of what the “other side” may be thinking throughout the negotiation process. Entrepreneurs, executives, or would-be entrepreneurs or executives will also benefit from the book. Although the text is written from the perspective of the attorney, this book is as much about the executive and the entrepreneur as it is about the attorneys representing them.