Non-Compete Clauses and Restrictive Covenants Panel 2020

At the 2020 Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates on Friday, January 24, 2020, LSMS hosted a panel discussion on non-compete clauses and restrictive covenants. Our panel included two distinguished attorneys who have extensive knowledge of contracting and health care as well as a physician to provide real-world experience on the topic. The panel members discussed the importance of understanding what you are bound to within the terms of your employment contract as well as what is generally enforceable.


Brent Hicks is the co-chair of McGlinchey Stafford's Government Contracting and Construction practice group. With more than 20 years of experience, he is recognized as an authority in construction, government contracting, and commercial litigation. An accomplished litigator, he utilizes a business-oriented approach to litigation, frequently relying upon the skills he acquired as a Certified Public Accountant. Brent has led teams in significant matters before federal and state courts, as well as arbitral proceedings pending in Louisiana and throughout the country. Brent has also argued major cases before multiple state appellate courts, the U.S. Fifth Circuit.


W. Scott Keaty of Butler Snow has a commercial litigation and a commercial transaction practice. Scott has broad experience in representing clients involved in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including contract and business tort litigation and health care litigation. Scott concentrates much of his practice on the representation of hospitals, pharmacies, physicians groups, and other health care providers, and has represented such varied health care providers in complex commercial transactions involving the merger and acquisition of health care providers, provider contractual and operational issues, licensure, fraud and abuse, and other regulatory matters.


Randy Roig, M.D., is the co-chair of the Louisiana State Medical Society and Louisiana Bar Association Medical/Legal Interprofessional Committee, on which he has served since 2000. He is a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation.  He has certificates of added qualification in pain medicine and spinal cord injury medicine.  After 15 years of private practice in Hammond, he currently works at the VA in New Orleans and works academically with LSU, Tulane, and Emory.  He has extensive experience in expert witness testimony, independent medical evaluations, medical review panels, medical organization politics, and governmental lobbying.