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FTC Update With Simon Willman, JD and What It Means for Anesthesia Providers

June 25, 2024 Season 6 Episode 10
FTC Update With Simon Willman, JD and What It Means for Anesthesia Providers
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FTC Update With Simon Willman, JD and What It Means for Anesthesia Providers
Jun 25, 2024 Season 6 Episode 10

Episode Summary: In this episode, Joe Rodriguez welcomes back Simon Willman, Esq., former in-house counsel for one of the largest orthopedic groups in the country. They discuss the Federal Trade Commission's recent vote to ban non-compete agreements and its implications for healthcare professionals and practice owners.

Key Topics Covered:

Pre-Session: State-Level Updates from Louisiana, Maryland, and Pennsylvania 

  1. Introduction:
    • Welcome and introduction of Simon Willman, Esq.
    • Background on Simon's experience with Health Outcomes Performance Company and Core Orthopedics.
  2. FTC's Vote to Ban Non-Competes:
    • Overview of the FTC's recent vote to ban non-compete agreements.
    • The timeline for the ban going into effect (120 days post-publication).
    • Legal challenges from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, the Texas Association of Business, and the Longview Chamber of Commerce.
  3. Implications for Healthcare Professionals:
    • Simon's insights on how the ban might affect providers and practice owners.
    • Potential benefits for healthcare providers who can move freely between employers.
    • Concerns for business owners regarding the impact on enterprise value and capital investments.
  4. Details of the FTC's Final Rule:
    • Summary of the key points of the final rule.
    • Explanation of the difference between non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.
    • Potential legal interpretations and challenges ahead.
  5. Non-Competes vs. Non-Solicitation:
    • Breakdown of how non-solicitation agreements differ from non-competes.
    • Discussion on whether non-solicitation agreements might serve as a backdoor to enforce non-competes.
  6. Legal Considerations and Advice:
    • Practical advice for healthcare providers dealing with non-competes.
    • The importance of understanding the legal landscape and potential court interpretations.
    • The potential costs and implications of legal challenges.
  7. Federal vs. State Jurisdiction:
    • Explanation of how the jurisdiction might shift from state to federal courts.
    • The impact of this shift on enforcement and legal proceedings.
  8. Sale of Business Exception:
    • Discussion on the exception for bona fide sales of businesses.
    • How this exception might apply to equity owners and business transactions.
  9. Final Thoughts and Advice:
    • Simon's final comments on the significance of the FTC's rule.
    • Advice for healthcare providers and practice owners navigating this evolving legal environment.
  10. Outro:
    • Joe and Simon wrap up the discussion.
    • Teaser for the next episode.

Key Quotes:

  • "If I'm in your audience's shoes as providers and as practice owners, I think this is significant and I don't think this is just pure speculation." - Simon Willman
  • "Everyone should have a right to earn a living, I think." - Joe Rodriguez

Resources Mentioned:

  • Becker's Healthcare article on the FTC vote.
  • The FTC's final rule on non-competes.

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Show Notes

Episode Summary: In this episode, Joe Rodriguez welcomes back Simon Willman, Esq., former in-house counsel for one of the largest orthopedic groups in the country. They discuss the Federal Trade Commission's recent vote to ban non-compete agreements and its implications for healthcare professionals and practice owners.

Key Topics Covered:

Pre-Session: State-Level Updates from Louisiana, Maryland, and Pennsylvania 

  1. Introduction:
    • Welcome and introduction of Simon Willman, Esq.
    • Background on Simon's experience with Health Outcomes Performance Company and Core Orthopedics.
  2. FTC's Vote to Ban Non-Competes:
    • Overview of the FTC's recent vote to ban non-compete agreements.
    • The timeline for the ban going into effect (120 days post-publication).
    • Legal challenges from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, the Texas Association of Business, and the Longview Chamber of Commerce.
  3. Implications for Healthcare Professionals:
    • Simon's insights on how the ban might affect providers and practice owners.
    • Potential benefits for healthcare providers who can move freely between employers.
    • Concerns for business owners regarding the impact on enterprise value and capital investments.
  4. Details of the FTC's Final Rule:
    • Summary of the key points of the final rule.
    • Explanation of the difference between non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.
    • Potential legal interpretations and challenges ahead.
  5. Non-Competes vs. Non-Solicitation:
    • Breakdown of how non-solicitation agreements differ from non-competes.
    • Discussion on whether non-solicitation agreements might serve as a backdoor to enforce non-competes.
  6. Legal Considerations and Advice:
    • Practical advice for healthcare providers dealing with non-competes.
    • The importance of understanding the legal landscape and potential court interpretations.
    • The potential costs and implications of legal challenges.
  7. Federal vs. State Jurisdiction:
    • Explanation of how the jurisdiction might shift from state to federal courts.
    • The impact of this shift on enforcement and legal proceedings.
  8. Sale of Business Exception:
    • Discussion on the exception for bona fide sales of businesses.
    • How this exception might apply to equity owners and business transactions.
  9. Final Thoughts and Advice:
    • Simon's final comments on the significance of the FTC's rule.
    • Advice for healthcare providers and practice owners navigating this evolving legal environment.
  10. Outro:
    • Joe and Simon wrap up the discussion.
    • Teaser for the next episode.

Key Quotes:

  • "If I'm in your audience's shoes as providers and as practice owners, I think this is significant and I don't think this is just pure speculation." - Simon Willman
  • "Everyone should have a right to earn a living, I think." - Joe Rodriguez

Resources Mentioned:

  • Becker's Healthcare article on the FTC vote.
  • The FTC's final rule on non-competes.

Connect with Us:

Disclaimer: The content of this podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Listeners should consult their own legal advisors for specific guidance related to their circumstances.

Send us a Text Message.

Follow us at:

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