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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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December 14, 2017
HR Dive

Clifford Atlas Comments on Implications for Employers Utilizing Non-Compete Agreements

December 14, 2017

Clifford Atlas comments on implications for employers utilizing non-compete contracts and "Garden Leave" pay in "Non-compete agreements: Retention tool or liability landmine?" published by HR Dive. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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

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December 27, 2017

Massachusetts Non-Compete Legislation – A Walk Through the ‘Garden’ … Leave Provision

December 27, 2017

With the approaching New Year bringing the possible passage of non-compete legislation in Massachusetts, we examine here the “Garden Leave” provision included in several proposed bills. The proposed “Garden Leave Bills” attempt to limit the frequency of enforcement of non-compete agreements and require compensation to employees for any... Read More

December 6, 2017

New Jersey Restrictive Covenant Bill Aims to Change the Landscape

December 6, 2017

Providing a private right of action and barring judicial modification are just two features of a bill that aims to severely limit the use of non-compete agreements in New Jersey. Over the past few years, academic and media reports have claimed that employers are abusing the use of restrictive covenant agreements to the detriment of... Read More

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

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Compliant Non-Competes: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid

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Lead Antitrust Attorney Hints At Upcoming Prosecutions For No-Poach Agreements
January 25, 2018

The chief prosecutor in the U.S. Read More

A Protocol On Life Support – Financial Industry Assesses The Aftermath Of Major Defections From Broker Recruitment Pact
January 22, 2018

In the fourth quarter of 2017, two major financial firms dropped out of an industry-wide Protocol for Broker Recruiting (the “Protocol”), an agreement designed to reduce litigation surrounding the movement of stockbrokers between competing firms. Read More

In The Weeds: A Close Inspection Of The Massachusetts Legislature’s Garden Leave Push
December 28, 2017

The Massachusetts Legislature has spent the past several years seeking to regulate the use of restrictive covenant agreements in the Commonwealth. Read More