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Paul Greco, Counsel in the firm's Litigation section, authored practice notes about "Confidentiality Agreement Non-Solicitation Clause (PA)," published in Practical Law. This is the second of a three-part series.

This practice note addresses the use and enforceability of non-solicitation covenants in confidentiality agreements that support commercial transactions.  Parties to a commercial transaction often use confidentiality agreements to protect proprietary information and trade secrets that might be exchanged during the course of a commercial transaction. As part of such agreements, the parties often include a covenant that restricts the solicitation of employees, customers, and suppliers. This practice note addresses the enforceability of such covenants under Pennsylvania law and suggests practice points for drafting effective agreements.

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Missed Part I? Read it here.