Greg T. Rinckey is one of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s two founding partners. He worked with Founding Partner and fellow Hofstra University alum Mathew B. Tully in 2004 to build the firm from the ground up into the coast-to-coast, full service powerhouse that it is today. As Founding Partner, Greg collaborates with Mat in all areas of strategic planning and law practice management to develop and deploy innovative business solutions that continue to grow the firm.
As a practicing attorney, Greg focuses on military law; federal employment, EEO and discrimination litigation; and national security clearance representation. His representation in national security and security clearance cases range from high level military officers to covert operation officers of the CIA, NRO, FBI, DIA and various other intelligence agencies. Greg was commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army prior to transferring to the Army Judge Advocate General’s ( JAG) Corps. During his previous tenure as an attorney with the U.S. Army JAG Corps, Greg prosecuted and defended military personnel in over 100 felony cases, with charges ranging from drug possession to murder. He has represented federal and private sector employees in investigations and cases in front of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Special Counsel (OSC).
Greg has become a recognized leader in the military, federal employment law and security clearance representation sectors. Greg is frequently asked by local and national media outlets to offer his legal commentary on military and employment discrimination matters. Additionally, Greg co-authored the book “Strategies for Military Criminal Defense: Leading Lawyers on Understanding the Military Justice System, Constructing Effective Defense Strategies, and Navigating Complex Cases.” He is also author of the chapter Guidelines and Strategies for Obtaining and Protecting your Security Clearance within the book “Protecting the Homeland, Balancing National Security and Individual Privacy Interests,” published in 2016.
Greg is a member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Veterans. He also served two five-year terms on the Committee on Character and Fitness for the State of New York Appellate Division’s Third Judicial District. In this capacity, he personally interviewed prospective attorneys before they were allowed admission to the New York State Bar.
In addition to serving as an attorney in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG), Greg was selected to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. In that capacity, he prosecuted hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases arising on federal property in the Hampton Roads, Va. area.
Greg’s last military active duty assignment was at the Defense Appellate Division in Washington, D.C., where he wrote criminal appellate briefs and argued appeal cases. Greg was honorably discharged from the Army JAG Corps in April 2004.
In addition to his work in military law, federal employment law and security clearance representation, Greg is an experienced business law attorney. He advises businesses in a wide array of matters including formations, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations and human resources best practices. He also litigates commercial disputes and real estate deals, and he represents employers in employment law matters.
Before becoming an attorney, Greg retired from the East Meadow, N.Y. Fire Department, where he served as a firefighter/emergency medical technician. In 2011, he received his MBA from the State University of New York at Albany. Greg is also PADI certified as an open water scuba diver.
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