Jacob Gibson represents employers before the EEOC, the Merit Systems Protection Board, other federal and state agencies, and in federal and state courts. He defends against allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, and other charges, and advises employers on topics such as discipline, leave, drug testing, and handbooks and policies. Jacob also has significant experience litigating claims arising from restrictive covenants, including non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and claims for unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Before joining Littler, Jacob was an associate at an AmLaw 100 firm in Tennessee, where his practice was focused on management-side employment law as well as general commercial litigation. He was named the office's Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year in 2018.

During law school, Jacob served as judicial intern to Justice Sharon G. Lee of the Tennessee Supreme Court and as an editor for the Boston University Law Review. He competed in the Homer Albers Invitation Moot Court Competition, the Edward Stone Moot Court Competition, and mock trial.

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Bar Association


Knoxville Bar Association


Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®

2021, 2023

Speaking Engagements

Employee Handbooks and Policies in the 21st Century

Chattanooga Convention Center

November 2019

Wage and Benefit Issues

Chattanooga Convention Center

November 2019

The FLSA Master Class

American Payroll Association, Knoxville, Tennessee

October 2018

The FMLA – ADA Master Class

American Payroll Association, Knoxville, Tennessee

July 2018


  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2016
  • B.A., University of Tennessee, 2013summa cum laude

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee