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Clifford R. Atlas

Principal
New York

P 212-545-4017
F 212-972-3213
AtlasC@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Clifford Atlas is a Principal in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is the Co-Leader of the Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition Practice Group.

Mr. Atlas works extensively with clients in developing and drafting employment contracts and restrictive covenant agreements, and developing programs to best protect clients’ confidential business information. He has significant experience in prosecuting as well as defending actions involving breach of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, employee raiding, misappropriation of confidential information, tortious interference with contract, unfair competition, and related business claims. Mr. Atlas also has assisted clients in employment issues arising from corporate transactions.

Additionally, Mr. Atlas handles all types of employment discrimination, harassment, disability, wrongful discharge, and related employment tort, contract, wage-hour and employee benefits claims. He has tried cases in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies. Mr. Atlas has argued numerous appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mr. Atlas joined Jackson Lewis in 1985.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Lawyer’s Alliance for New York, Cornerstone Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Services to Non-profits (2011)
Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • New York State Bar Association, Section on Labor and Employment Law

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August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

August 11, 2017
Law 360

Clifford Atlas Comments on New York City's Bill on Non-Compete Agreements

August 11, 2017

Clifford Atlas comments on a New York City bill that would prohibit non-compete agreements for low-wage workers in "5 New Non-compete Developments Attys Should Know About," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

September 9, 2016
SHRM

Clifford Atlas Comments on Recent Scrutiny of Non-Competition Agreements

September 9, 2016

Clifford Atlas comments on recent scrutiny of Non-Competition Agreements in "Overreaching Noncompetes Criticized in New York and Illinois," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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July 27, 2017

Proposed New York City Council Legislation Would Add Private Right of Action to Earned Sick Time Act and Prohibit Non-Competes for Low-Wage Employees

July 27, 2017

New legislation introduced in the New York City Council would add a private right of action to the Earned Sick Time Act (Introduction 1667) and prohibit employers from entering into a covenant not to compete with any low-wage employee of that employer (Introduction 1663). Introduction 1667 was sponsored by the Council’s Deputy Leader... Read More

November 9, 2016

New DOJ, FTC Antitrust Compliance Guidance for Human Resources Attacks No-Poaching Agreements

November 9, 2016

Criticizing non-solicitation of employees — or “no-poaching” — agreements as an alleged factor in holding back wage growth, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have issued antitrust guidance on human resources issues. This is consistent with and continues the White House’s recent... Read More

November 2, 2016

White House Continues Attack on Non-Compete Agreements

November 2, 2016

“State Call to Action on Non-Compete Agreements” is the White House’s latest in a series of Executive Branch missives decrying the purported misuse of non-competition agreements by employers across the country. Others in Series In March 2016, a Treasury Department report, “Non-Compete Contracts: Economic... Read More

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Federal Court Warns Companies – If You Don’t Protect Your Trade Secrets, Neither Will We
October 13, 2017

In 2016 Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act, creating a federal cause of action for the theft of trade secrets. Read More

Nevada’s All-New Non-Compete Statute
June 30, 2017

Once again, Nevada has re-written the landscape the law regarding enforcement of post-employment non-competition agreements.  Please see the article posted on our website, written by Elayna J. Youchah and Joshua A. Read More

White House Continues Attack on Non-Compete Agreements
November 2, 2016

The assault on non-compete agreements has continued in a significant way, as outlined in our web article, White House Continues Attack on Non-Compete Agreements.  The latest White House document, coupled with prior reports from the White House and Treasury Department, as well as actions initiated by the Attorney General of New York and Read More