Representing Physicians With Non-Competition Pacts: Is The Law Changing?

Outten & Golden Partner Wendi S. Lazar’s article reviews the history of courts’ treatment of physician non-competition agreements. Lazar documents the evolution of the law from upholding restrictive covenants that prohibited physicians from working in certain geographical areas to more recent opinions recognizing the public’s interest in having a choice of physicians and the American Medical Association’s ethical guideline against restricting where physicians practice. Lazar also offers tips for attorneys involved in physician non-competition cases.


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