Kevin J. Shehan

Kevin J. Shehan


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Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Federal Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Appellate Law
Practice Locations
  • Manhattan, NY

Kevin Shehan is a Partner in Tully Rinckey’s Manhattan office where he chairs the firm’s New York Labor and Employment practice and leads a team of seven (7) attorneys.  Kevin works on behalf of employers and employees, and his practice is dedicated to labor and employment counseling and litigation.

Specifically, Kevin defends and asserts claims of discrimination, wage and hour claims, including collective and class actions, and other employment-related disputes before New York federal and state courts and administrative agencies, and in mediations.  Also, Kevin provides advice regarding day-to-day workplace issues, including family and medical leave, reasonable accommodations, performance, investigations, discipline, grievances, wage and hour compliance, demotions, and terminations, among other issues in labor and employment law.  In addition, Kevin drafts employee handbooks, independent contractor agreements, severance and settlement agreements, and position descriptions.

Before he joined Tully Rinckey, Kevin practiced labor and employment law at New York law firms where he represented employers and executives.  In addition, Kevin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Monique J. Roberts-Draper, Administrative Judge, at the New York District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Kevin began practicing labor and employment law in Washington, D.C., where he served as an in-house counsel in the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Energy.

Kevin is a member of the American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, and a member of the New York State Bar Association.  Kevin received his law degree from George Mason University School of Law, where he was an editor of the George Mason Law Review, and later taught legal writing and remedies as an adjunct professor.  He received his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Albion College.

Representative Matters:

  • Defended French restaurant in New York City in a wage and hour collective and class action in federal court.
  • Defended corporate governance and proxy services firm in New York City in a WARN Act class action in federal court.
  • Defended Times Square area hotel in multiple discrimination and harassment actions in state court.
  • Defended hospital against unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
  • Defended dermatology practice in state court action to enforce an unsigned settlement agreement.
  • Defended obstetrics and gynecology practice against charges of discrimination before the New York State Division of Human Rights (NYSDHRL).
  • Represented general contractor in wage and hour audit by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).
  • Represented landscaping company in wage and hour audit by the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL).
  • Defended dental practice in enforcement action by the New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) relating to the employer’s hiring practices.
  • Represented electrical sub-contractor in New York City with respect to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citation after an employee was electrocuted.
  • Defended cabinet-level federal agency at administrative trial in decade-long harassment litigation before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
  • Represented cabinet-level federal agency in appeal before the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) of an employee’s suspension.
  • Represented chief executive in review and negotiation of employment agreement.
  • Represented federal employee in removal from civil service.
  • Represented federal employee in discrimination action against agency for non-selection.
  • Represented attorney in a fee dispute with co-counsel with respect to their work in obtaining multi-million dollar judgments against a foreign government for state-sponsored terrorism.

Court & Bar Admissions

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia


  • JD: George Mason University School of Law
  • BA: Albion College (magna cum laude)


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