Emil M. Sadykhov

Associate

Houston
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Overview

Emil Sadykhov concentrates his commercial litigation practice on labor and employment issues and the contingent workforce. Representing clients that range from major corporations to start-up companies, his experience includes a wide variety of federal and state litigation, including Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions to eminent domain and breach of contract lawsuits. Emil has managed every stage of written and e-discovery, participated in oral argument and drafted motions related to discovery disputes, pleadings, dispositive motions and resulting appellate briefing. 

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  • Represented commercial, municipal, individual and pro-bono clients in a variety of federal and state litigation, ranging from Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions to eminent domain and breach of contract lawsuits.
  • Deposed corporate representatives, experts and fact witnesses; defended clients at depositions; drafted pleadings, dispositive motions, written discovery and memoranda; and assisted with trial preparation in multiple Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions covering two states.
  • Successfully drafted and argued motion to dismiss lawsuit against a municipality in state district court and, after plaintiffs appealed, drafted appellate briefing to the First Court of Appeals—which later affirmed the trial court’s judgment entirely.
  • Represented local oil and gas services company in trade secret litigation involving extensive research and briefing on the Texas Citizens Participation Act at motion to dismiss stage.
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Experience

  • Represented commercial, municipal, individual and pro-bono clients in a variety of federal and state litigation, ranging from Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions to eminent domain and breach of contract lawsuits.
  • Deposed corporate representatives, experts and fact witnesses; defended clients at depositions; drafted pleadings, dispositive motions, written discovery and memoranda; and assisted with trial preparation in multiple Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions covering two states.
  • Successfully drafted and argued motion to dismiss lawsuit against a municipality in state district court and, after plaintiffs appealed, drafted appellate briefing to the First Court of Appeals—which later affirmed the trial court’s judgment entirely.
  • Represented local oil and gas services company in trade secret litigation involving extensive research and briefing on the Texas Citizens Participation Act at motion to dismiss stage.
  • Managed every stage of written and e-discovery in federal and state court, including drafting motions related to discovery disputes and leading discovery conferences, and participated in document review involving extensive trade-secret and privilege review and redaction on behalf of two large energy retailers in class action litigation.
  • Successfully drafted and argued motion to dismiss lawsuit against a municipality in state district court and, after plaintiffs appealed, drafted appellate briefing to the First Court of Appeals, which later affirmed the trial court’s judgment entirely.
  • Represented local oil and gas services company in trade secret litigation involving extensive research and briefing on the Texas Citizens Participation Act at motion to dismiss stage.

Recognitions and Memberships

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Texas

Education

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2018, cum laude; Articles Editor, Houston Law Review
  • B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, 2015

Languages

  • Russian