About Matthew Modell

Matt Modell is an associate in the Global Antitrust & Disputes Practice Group in Shearman & Sterling’s Washington, DC office. He focuses on antitrust and other complex litigation at the trial level in federal and state courts throughout the country. He has represented clients in various industries including defense, oil and gas, financial services, retail, and technology. Matt’s practice covers a broad range of litigation and internal investigation matters, including trade secret, fraud, unjust enrichment, and false claims matters. He has also represented corporate and individual clients in Department of Justice criminal and civil antitrust investigations, including handling plea negotiations in matters involving automobile parts.

Previously, Matt clerked for Judge Terrance W. Boyle in the Eastern District of North Carolina.

About Shearman & Sterling

Shearman & Sterling has a long and distinguished history of supporting clients wherever they do business, from major financial centers to emerging and growth markets. Shearman & Sterling represents many of the world’s leading corporations and major financial institutions, as well as emerging growth companies, governments and state-owned enterprises, often working on ground-breaking, precedent-setting matters. With a deep understanding of clients’ businesses and the industries they operate in, Shearman & Sterling’s work is driven by their need for outstanding legal and commercial advice.

Shearman & Sterling has more than 850 lawyers around the world speaking more than 60 languages and practicing U.S., English, French, German, Italian, Hong Kong, OHADA and Saudi law.


In 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its Joint Guidance for Human Resources Professionals on no-poach agreements. Since then, the Antitrust Division has continuously emphasized its initiatives in scrutinizing potential anticompetitive employment agreements.

With the heightened regulatory investigation on no-poach agreements, companies are confronted with a myriad of challenges including exposure to lawsuits and enforcement actions. To manage these risks, businesses must revisit their practices and policies on employment agreements as well as keep themselves abreast with emerging developments in antitrust law.

In a LIVE CLE program, The Knowledge Group has brought together a distinguished panel of thought leaders and practitioners to provide the audience with a comprehensive discussion of the DOJ’s recent enforcement initiatives on no-poach agreements. Speakers will also present emerging regulatory trends and developments in antitrust law and offer the best compliance practices as well as tips in drafting standard employment agreements to avoid legal liabilities.

This course will discuss the following key provisions:

• No-Poach Agreements: Enforcement Trends and Statistics

• Regulatory Updates in Antitrust Law

• Notable Cases and Court Rulings

• Risk Mitigation Strategies

• Drafting Standard Employment Agreements

• Best Compliance Practices

About The Knowledge Group

Founded in November 2006, The Knowledge Group has been at the forefront of providing quality continuing education programs for lawyers, accountants, financial executives, risk and compliance specialists, human resources professionals, technology officers, and business consultants in a wide range of industries.

The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education by bringing forth relevant content you can’t get anywhere else.