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Compilation of Cases Involving Restrictive Covenants Among Law Partners (MR 5.6/DR 2-108) By: Ronald C. Minkoff1 The ethical rules prohibiting lawyers from entering into restrictive covenants – Model Rule 5.6 and its predecessor, DR 2-108 of the Code of Professional Responsibility – are not as simple as they appear. For those lawyers, schooled under Cohen v. Lord Day & Lord, 75 N.Y.2d 95 (1989), the prohibition appears absolute: lawyers may not enter into agreements with their law partners that...