Last year I shared the list of industries where we saw the use of non-compete agreements. The list was amazingly diverse – all industries, all areas, all levels of employment.

Here is the 2010 list and it is just as crazy!

  • Medicine – Physicians
  • Medicine – Nurses / Physical Therapists
  • Retail (you name it)
  • Financial Advisers
  • Government Contractors
  • Technology Sector / IT / Software developers
  • Energy Traders
  • Home Decorators
  • Franchisers
  • Sales / Online sales
  • Engineers
  • Building Contractors  / Architects / Engineers
  • Electricians / Plumbers
  • Writers
  • Media personalities (News anchors, etc)
  • Security Guards
  • Veterinarians
  • Instructors of all kinds — horse back riding, fitness and personal trainers, etc.
  • Marketing companies and commercial designers

They are literally everywhere – except in the practice of law…

Watch out Virginians. Non-competes are coming to a profession near you.

Lauren Ellerman
Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at