Morals clauses: the corporate ejection seat

Culhane Meadows’ partners Joe Bogdan and Jennifer Rodriguez recently co-authored a timely and insightful article for the International Bar Association about the use of “morals clauses” to protect an organization when a celebrity spokesperson goes off the rails. By including an escape clause (also known as a morals clause) in the endorsement contract, the organization reserves the right to immediately terminate the formal, contractual relationship and put distance between themselves and the media frenzy surrounding the individual offender. It’s like pulling the eject lever in a fighter plane and being blasted up and away from the crashing aircraft (the disgraced celebrity) and safely parachuting down to earth.

Read their whole article as published by the International Bar Association HERE.

Download a PDF of the article HERE.

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