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A CHANGE IN PERSPECTIVE: RE-EVALUATING COHEN V. LORD DAY & LORD (Rev. 2009)Ronald C. Minkoff1I first wrote this article back in 2002, drawn by a sense of outrage over the new New York prohibition on so-called “forfeiture for competition” clauses between law partners that was contained in former DR 2-108(a) (now N.Y. Rule 5.6(a)) and explicated in Cohen v. Lord Day & Lord (hereafter, “Cohen”).2 I explained in the article why this prohibition – which covers restrictive covenants that impose...

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