Marc Rietvelt serves The Texas A&M University System and its member institutions and agencies in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. Marc’s practice focuses on litigation filed in federal and state courts throughout the state against the A&M System. Marc also represents the A&M System and its members in internal hearings and before federal agencies and regulatory bodies, like the Department of Education, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Texas Workforce Commission. In addition, Marc advises the A&M System and its member institutions on general employment matters. Marc serves as the liaison for Texas A&M University – San Antonio.
Marc joined the Office of General Counsel in 2022. Prior to joining OGC, Marc worked in private practice in Austin, where he represented clients in highly regulated industries including franchise systems and businesses engaged in the manufacture and distribution of alcoholic beverages. Marc previously served more than 10 years as an Assistant Attorney General in the General Litigation and Tort Litigation Divisions for the Office of the Texas Attorney General. In that position, Marc frequently represented Texas institutions of higher education and other state agencies before state and federal courts throughout Texas, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in labor and employment disputes, civil rights claims arising under federal and state law, and personal injury, premises defects, property damages and other claims under the Texas Tort Claims Act. Marc also represented public employers in workers’ compensation and contested case hearings before the Texas Department of Insurance, public information and other matters.
In addition, since 2017, Marc has served as adjunct faculty at Texas A&M University – Central Texas, where he has taught undergraduate courses in Employment Law and the Legal Environment of Business. Marc is also a frequent presenter on Texas Bar Continuing Legal Education (CLE) labor and employment matters, including recent presentations of two Texas Bar CLE presentations to the Austin Bar Association and the Office of the Attorney General on defending and prosecuting Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claims under Chapter 451 of the Texas Labor Code.
Marc is board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
J.D., magna cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law
M.B.A., 2003, Texas Tech University
B.A. in History with minors in Biology and Chemistry, cum laude, Abilene Christian University
State Bar of Texas – Labor and Employment Section
Austin Bar Association – Labor and Employment Section
National Association of College and University Attorneys
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