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ORLY LOBEL

AUTHOR | SPEAKER

Orly Lobel is the award-winning author of several books and numerous articles. She is a prolific scholar, commentator, and speaker who travels around the world with an impact on policy and industry. She is the Don Weckstein Professor of Law at the University of San Diego and received her doctoral and law degrees from Harvard University. Her book Talent Wants to Be Free (Yale University Press) is the winner of several prestigious awards, including Gold Medal Axiom Best Business Books, Gold Medal Independent Publisher’s Award, the Gold Medal of Next Generation Indie Books and Winner of the International Book Awards for Best Business Book. Publishers Weekly describes Talent Wants to be Free as ”A compelling argument for a new set of attitudes toward human capital that will sharpen our competitive edge and fuel the creative sparks in any environment.” Lobel has taught at Yale Law School, UC San Diego, Tel-Aviv University and Harvard University and lectures regularly at top institutions around the globe. Lobel is the recipient of prestigious research grants, a member of the American Law Institute and serves on numerous advisory boards. a frequent speaker at universities. She was recently named one of The Marker Magazine's 50 sharpest minds. In 2016 Lobel was invited to Washington DC to present Talent Wants to be Free at the White House, a meeting which resulted in a presidential call for action. Lobel lives in La Jolla, California.

Lobel has published numerous articles in prestigious journals on behavioral law and economics, innovation policy, intellectual property, human capital, the sharing economy and the rise of the digital platform, regulation and governance.

 Lobel’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Financial Times, The Sunday Times, Globe and Mail, Marketplace, Huffington Post, CNBC, and CNN Money. Her scholarship and research has received significant grants and awards, including from the ABA, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Fulbright, and the Searle-Kauffman Foundation.

She is a member of the American Law Institute and served as a fellow at Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions, the Kennedy School of Government, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Lobel’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, The Sunday Times, Globe and Mail, Marketplace, Huffington Post, CNBC, and CNN Money. Her scholarship and research has received significant grants and awards, including from the ABA, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Fulbright, and the Searle-Kauffman Foundation.

 

Lobel is a member of the American Law Institute and served as a fellow at Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions, the Kennedy School of Government, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She serves on the advisory boards of the San Diego Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the Employee Rights Center, and the Oxford Handbook on Governance.

A world traveler, Lobel is a frequent speaker at top research institutions, industry, and government forums throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. A celebrated author and scholar, Lobel’s writing has won important awards, fellowships and research grants. Lobel is regularly interviewed featured in the nation’s leading media outlets, journals and radio, such as the New York Times, BusinessWeek, and NPR’s Marketplace. She is a sought after public speaker and is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review. She is invited to speak and/or consult at leading associations and companies.

FEATURED TALKS AND ARTICLES

LIST OF FEATURED SPEAKER AND WRITING ROLES

Speaking Topics:

 

Corporate Innovation
Leadership and Organization
Inventions and Creativity
Motivating Yours Employees
Human Capital Management
Recruitment, Job Incentives, and Retention of the Best Talent
Global Talent Wars
Behavioral Psychology and Corporate Design
Market Competition & Economic Espionage
Intellectual Property – Patents, Copyright, Trade Secrets
Employment and Labor Law
Law and Economics
Women & Work
Diversity in Employment
Regions and Industrial Success
Sharing Economy and Platform Start-ups

 

Recent Articles by Lobel in the Popular Press:

 

Wall Street Journal:

Orly Lobel, Use Internships to Enhance Your Company’s Footprint

Orly Lobel, Compensation Should Be Guided by Merit

 

BusinessWeek:

Orly Lobel, The Benefits of Talent Mobility

 

Fortune:

Orly Lobel, The Prisoner’s Dilemma in Airing Fox’s Corporate Culture

Orly Lobel, America's hypocritical approach to economic espionage

 

New York Times:

Orly Lobel, My Ideas, My Boss’s Property

Orly Lobel, By Suppressing Mobility, Noncompete Pacts Suppress Innovation

Orly Lobel, Should Couples Get Prenups for their Ideas?

 

Harvard Business Review:

Orly Lobel, Why California is Such a Talent Magnet

Orly Lobel, Aereo Isn’t Illegal Just Because It Threatens Broadcasters

Orly Lobel, Aggressive Talent Wars are Good for Cities

Orly Lobel, Understanding the Copyright Wars: Aereo, Google, and GoldieBlox

On Amir and Orly Lobel, How Noncompetes Stifle Performance

Orly Lobel and Jim Bessen, Stop Trying to Control How Ex-Employees Use Their Knowledge

Orly Lobel, Filing for a Phatent Versus Keeping Your Invention a Trade Secret

 

Chief Executive:

Orly Lobel, Choose Your Battles to Win the Talent War

Inc. Book interview:

http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/non-competes-could-cause-the-death-of-your-business.html

 

Reuters:

Q&A: Law professor Orly Lobel on how non-competes quash innovation

 

The Freeman

Lobel, Free Your Talent and the Rest Will Follow

 

Strategy + Business

Lobel, Turnover Alchemy: Converting Employee Losses into Gains

 

800-CEO Read

Lobel, Change This - Talent: Raid It, Own It, Set It Free!

 

Globe and Mail

If you love your most talented employees, set them free

 

TV and Radio Interviews:

Bloomberg Radio 2016

Oral Argument Jan 2015

The Brett Winterble podcast

Lobel on HuffPost Live TV October 2012 on Unemployment Insurance Policy

LDRLB: Leadership Innovation & Strategy

Orly Lobel | KPCW

10-3-13 Financial Spectrum Orly Lobel - WKXLWKXL

Prof. Orly Lobel - Hearsay Culture Show #206 - KZSU-FM

NBC San Diego

11 Alive WXIA-TV

Interview on Marketplace 2014

KUSI April 2014

 

Features and Interviews in Popular Media:

Lobel Impacts White House Call for Action 2016

Lobel - Women of Impact Award 2016

Lobel quoted in Bloomberg 2016

Lobel quoted in Bloomberg 2016

Lobel quoted in the Chicago Tribune 2016

Lobel quoted by Associate Press on Hiring Biases in Silicon Valley 2016

Lobel quoted in Vox 2016

Lobel quoted in Bloomberg July 2015

Lobel quoted in Fortune June 2015

Lobel quoted in the SF Chronicle May 2015

Lobel quoted in the Verge, March 2015

Lobel Interviewed in Mercury News Feb 2015

Kiplinger Magazine Feature Sept 2014

Lobel featured in Human Capital Magazine (Australia), Oct 2013

Jerusalem Post Features Lobel's Work and the Question of Brain Drain

The Economist Calls Talent Wants to be Free "Powerful"

Talent Wants to be Free Discussed in the Financial Times, Feb 2014

Professor Lobel and other Leading Authors Pick the Best Books of 2013

Inside USD: Meet the Professor - Orly Lobel

Talent Wants to be Free Selected as One of the 10 Best Biz Book Everyone Should Read

Lobel Quoted in Bloomberg on Anti-poaching Settlement, Aug 2014

Lobel Quoted in Bloomberg on Anti-poaching Class Action, Sept 2014

Lobel Quoted NYT on Anti-poaching Case, May 5, 2014

Lobel Quoted NYT on Anti-poaching Settlement Aug 2014

Lobel Quoted Biz Journal on Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Class Action 2014

Talent Wants Be Free Featured in Pando

Lobel Quoted San Jose Mercury News on Apple-Google-Intel Class Action

Lobel Quoted in The Recorder

 Chronicle of Higher Education

Human Capitalist, Don't Be a Control Freak at the Office: Q&A with Orly Lobel

NerdWallet Book Club: Orly Lobel, 'Talent Wants to Be Free ...

http://thelearnedfangirl.com/2013/11/talent-wants-to-be-free-book-review/

The Page 99 Test: Orly Lobel's "Talent Wants to Be Free"

Orly Lobel | The Rational Argumentator

The Sunday Times Interview Feb 2014

Tampa Tribune, Copyright and the Mormon Church

Aspen Times To compete or Non-Compete

Washington Post, How Bold was Tesla’s Move? June 2014

Pacific Standard, Your Knowledge is Nothing if No One Else Knows You Know It

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