Timothy A. Rybacki represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law, with an emphasis on litigation involving:

  • Unfair competition
  • Theft of trade secrets
  • Duties of loyalty and confidentiality
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Traditional labor law matters
  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation

He practices in federal and state courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He also appears before the National Labor Relations Board and handles labor management relations.

Since joining Littler Mendelson, Timothy has served as a frequent author, editor and presenter on labor and employment matters.

In law school, he was the executive editor of the Emory International Law Review.


Recipient, Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law

American Bar Association and Bloomberg BNA

Recipient, W. Richard Smith Award for Excellence in Legal Writing and Research and Writing

Recipient, Dean's Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Wage and Hour Law

Speaking Engagements

2023 Houston Regional Employer Conference

Houston, TX

October 18, 2023

2022 Houston Regional Employer Conference

Houston, TX

October 6, 2022

2020 Year in Review and What to Expect in 2021 in Tennessee

February 18, 2021

Non-Competes and Trade Secret Protection: Strategies and Recent Developments

2017 Littler Houston Employer Conference

August 10, 2017

Forecasting 2016: Essential Insight on a New Year of Labor & Employment Law Developments

Nashville, TN

February 18, 2016

Addressing Human Resources Issues in Home Care

2015 Financial Management Conference - National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Nashville, TN

June 28, 2015

Noncompetes & Trade Secret Protection: An In-House Counsel’s Guide to a Big Year of Change

Houston, TX

April 8, 2015

The 2014 Houston Employer Conference

Houston, TX

August 14, 2014

The 2011 Houston Employer Conference

August 11, 2011

Hot Topics in Employee Law and Unfair Competition

61st Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference - Institute for Energy Law-Center for American and International Law


Navigating Non-Compete Agreements, Non-Solicitation Agreements, and Trade Secrets-Enforcement Side

Employment Law Institute - Houston Bar Association


Protecting Trade Secrets and Proprietary Information when Employees Leave

22nd Annual Technology Law Conference - The University of Texas School of Law


Effective Strategies to Prevent Unfair Competition

Annual Conference - Texas Banker's Association


Noncompetition Agreements: Latest Developments and Special Considerations for Technology Companies

20th Annual Technology Law Conference - The University of Texas School of Law


Covenants Not to Compete and Other Effective Strategies to Prevent Unfair Competition

Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute - Houston Intellectual Property Law Association/University of Houston Law Foundation



  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2006
  • B.B.A., University of Texas McCombs School of Business, 2001

Foro di appartenenza



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit