Shaniqua M. Burke

Shaniqua M. Burke

Associate

(518) 640-1221

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Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Federal Employment Law
Practice Locations
  • Albany, NY

Shaniqua M. Burke is an attorney with Tully Rinckey PLLC where she focuses her practice on labor and employment law.

Prior to joining Tully Rinckey, Shaniqua started her legal career as a state government employee, working for five years as a Law Department Document Specialist with the New York State Office of the Attorney General.

While attending law school, Shaniqua worked as a Law Clerk for the Public Employees Federation (PEF), New York’s second largest state employee union, where she researched arbitration decisions and drafted legal memos involving disciplinary matters such as insubordination, time and attendance disputes, and employee misconduct allegations. She also drafted and reviewed contract proposals and handled employee grievances as part of their Contract Administration unit.

Shaniqua also worked as a clinical intern at both the Civil Rights & Disabilities Law Clinic and the Tax and Transactions Law Clinic. During her second year of law school, Shaniqua interned at Bond, Schoeneck & King (Bond), one of the largest labor & employment law firms. At Bond, Shaniqua researched cases on non-compete clauses and discrimination claims. She also researched issues that fell under the National Labor Relations Act.

After graduation, Shaniqua worked at several not-for-profit organizations, including the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York and Disability Rights New York. She also briefly worked at the Albany County Office of the Public Defender. She has a passion for helping vulnerable individuals and is an advocate at heart.

In 2017, Shaniqua worked as an Affirmative Action Administrator with the New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS). At OCFS, Shaniqua investigated internal complaints made by OCFS employees that involved discrimination and sexual harassment claims.

Most recently, Shaniqua worked as an Associate Counsel with the Public Employees Federation, where she handled contractual grievances on behalf of state members and presented grievances before an arbitrator during the triage or settlement conference process.

Shaniqua received her associate degree from Hudson Valley Community College. She also obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University at Albany, majoring in Africana Studies with a minor in English.

Court & Bar Admissions:

  • New York State Bar

Education:

  • AA: Hudson Valley Community College
  • BA: University at Albany
  • JD: Albany Law School

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