USD School of Law Professor Orly Lobel Quoted in Washington Examiner Article about Restricting Noncompete Agreements

Professor Orly Lobel Quoted in Washington Examiner Article about Restricting Noncompete Agreements

Warren Distinguished Professor of Law Orly Lobel

SAN DIEGO (January 28, 2020) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Warren Distinguished Professor of Law Orly Lobel was quoted in the article “FTC weighs restricting noncompete agreements to boost worker job prospects” in the Washington Examiner on January 14.

The article examined the possible restriction of noncompete agreements and its impact on low-income workers. In the article, Lobel commented on the negative effects of these agreements. “Noncompetes have expanded in recent years, and they are empirically known to reduce labor market competition, suppress mobility, and decrease wages,” Lobel said.

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About Professor Orly Lobel

 Warren Distinguished Professor of  Law Orly Lobel’s areas of expertise include Intellectual Property, Employment and Labor Law, Government Agencies, Employment Discrimination, and Regulation. She has received numerous awards in recent years including the Thorsnes Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship and the Irving Oberman Memorial Award. Her two latest books have won several prestigious awards.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world.  The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates.  The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949

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