Emil Sadykhov concentrates his commercial litigation practice on labor and employment issues, including wage and hour, the contingent workforce, discrimination, wrongful termination, trade secrets, and restrictive covenants—in other words, disputes involving independent contractors or the employer-employee relationship.

Emil represents clients ranging from major corporations to small, family-owned businesses in both federal and state courts, arbitrations, and before administrative agencies. Emil also advises clients on labor and employment matters with an eye towards preventing disputes before they arise, including counseling on pay practices, independent contractor and employee agreements, and ultimate employment decisions.

In addition to his labor and employment work, Emil’s experience includes a wide variety of general and commercial litigation matters such as contract disputes, real property and landlord-tenant issues, and eminent domain. He has also managed every stage of written and e-discovery in both single-plaintiff and class/collective actions; taken and defended corporate representative, expert, and fact witness depositions; drafted various motions and participated in oral argument regarding discovery, dismissal, and summary judgment; and handled all resulting appeals and appellate briefing.



J.D., University of Houston Law Center, cum laude, 2018

Phi Kappa Phi
Houston Law Review

B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business, 2015



U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma


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