February 09, 2021 DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Non-Disclosure Agreements and the #MeToo Movement

Elizabeth C. Tippett

The #MeToo movement has turned a spotlight on confidential settlement agreements and how they might prevent victims from speaking out. Although media coverage has largely referred to “non-disclosure” provisions as a single thing, the phrase refers to several different contractual provisions that might restrict a party’s ability to speak. Understanding the ways these different provisions work can put dispute resolution professionals in a better position to help parties navigate the available options.

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