outstanding shares of any public company as long as Employee has no other role with such company.
(c)In addition, in consideration of the foregoing, Employee agrees that during his employment by the Company and for a period of twelve (12) months following termination of employment for any reason, Employee shall not, directly or indirectly, through another person or entity (i) induce, attempt to induce, or solicit any employee of the Company to terminate his employment with the Company, or in any way interfere with the relationship between the Company, on the one hand, and any employee thereof, on the other hand, (ii) employ, hire, induce, attempt to induce, or solicit the employment of any former employee of the Company until six (6) months after such employee’s employment relationship with the Company has been terminated, (iii) call on, solicit, service, divert or take away or attempt to call on, solicit, service, divert or take away any current or prospective customer, supplier, contractor, designer, licensee, distributor, developer, service provider or other business relation of the Company with respect to products or services related to the Business or induce any of such parties to cease doing business with the Company, or in any way interfere with the relationship between any such current or prospective customer, supplier, contractor, designer, licensee, distributor, developer, service provider or business relation, on the one hand, and the Company, on the other hand, or (iv) make any statement or do any act to impair, prejudice or destroy the goodwill of the Company, to prejudice or impair the relationship or dealing between the Company and any of its customers, suppliers, contractors, designers, licensees, employees, distributors, developers, service providers or other business relations, or to cause existing or potential customers of the Company to make use of the services or purchase the services or products of any competitive business.
(d)Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, as this Agreement could, in part relate to Employee’s future practice of law, the Company and Employee understand and agree that this Agreement shall be interpreted consistent with the Rules of Professional Conduct that are actually applicable to Employee in relevant jurisdictions (the “Rules”), and that, to the extent of any conflict between Employee’s obligations under the Rules and this Agreement, the Rules shall control and the conflicting provision(s) in this Agreement (i) that can be more narrowly drawn so as not to be conflicting, shall be so narrowly drawn, or (ii) or that cannot be more narrowly drawn, shall be ineffective, in either case, without invalidating the remaining provisions of this Agreement.
7.Nondisclosure and Nonuse of Confidential Information; Nondisparagement.
(a)Employee acknowledges and agrees that he will be afforded access to Confidential Information which could have an adverse effect on the Company and the Business if it is used in an unauthorized manner and/or disclosed. Employee will not, at any time, either during the Employment Period or thereafter, disclose or use any