Kevin J. Shehan

Kevin J. Shehan

Senior Counsel

(518) 640-3662


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

Kevin J. Shehan is a labor and employment attorney at Tully Rinckey PLLC who represents private sector employers and federal government employees.

In his private sector practice, Kevin defends employers against claims of discrimination and harassment, wage and hour claims, including collective and class actions, unfair labor practice charges, WARN Act claims and other employment-related claims.  Kevin also advises employers on day-to-day workplace issues and drafts employment agreements and policies.

Apart from his private sector practice, Kevin fights for the rights of federal employees facing discrimination and harassment, prohibited personnel practices, allegations of unethical conduct, and those in need of whistleblower and other protections.

Kevin has extensive litigation experience. He regularly represents clients before New York federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and in arbitration and mediation.

Before he joined Tully Rinckey PLLC, Kevin practiced at a New York City law firm representing employers in labor and employment matters. He served previously as a law clerk to the Honorable Monique J. Roberts, Administrative Judge, at the New York District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He also served previously as an in-house counsel to the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., working primarily on employment matters.

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. From 2007 to 2012, Kevin was an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law, where he taught appellate and trial writing and lectured on selected topics, including damages and injunctions. Kevin received his law degree from George Mason University School of Law, where he was an editor of the George Mason Law Review. 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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