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Arthur J. Ciampi

As most lawyers know, restrictive covenants concerning lawyers, with the exception of bona fide retirement plans, are generally unenforceable pursuant to New York law. New York Rules of Professional Conduct 5.6. In New York, a client’s choice of counsel is preeminent, and, as restrictive covenants limit that choice of counsel, they are, generally speaking, unenforceable.

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