EMP represented an employee who worked for a major financial institution. The employee had signed a very restrictive covenant not to compete. The employee was unhappy in her current employment and wished to leave her job without being bound by the covenant not to compete.
The employee worked in sales and had developed long-term relationships with corporate clients throughout much of North Carolina. EMP negotiated on her behalf and was able to greatly modify the terms of the covenant not to compete.
At the conclusion of the negotiations, the employee agreed not to call upon or sell to approximately seven current customers of the financial institution. However, in her new job she was released from the terms of the covenant not to compete, except for the seven specifically designated customers.