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Allen Arthur Shoikhetbrod

Employment and labor Attorney at Albany, NY

4.9   35 reviews

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About Allen

Learn Allen’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    75%
    Provide quality legal representation to federal, state, and private employees, supervisors, managers, and executives, as well as to agencies, unions, contractors, and employee associations in virtually every aspect of employment and labor law.

    9 years

  2. Litigation
    10%
    Civil litigation practice includes federal and state courts involving breach of contract, landlord-tenant disputes, Section 1983, constitutional deprivations, and Privacy Act litigation.

    9 years

  3. Appeals
    5%
    Appellate law practice area focuses on a high level of advocacy which demands excellent research and writing skills. We are able to properly evaluate any case, and craft arguments to maximize each appellate client’s chance for success.

    9 years

  4. Employee benefits
    5%
    Employee benefits includes Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS), Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), CSRS-Offset, Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) application process, including disputes, reconsiderations and appeals.

    9 years

  5. Military law
    5%
    Military law practice includes litigation under the Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, including New York and New Jersey State laws protecting service members, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

    9 years

Allen is the Managing Partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Albany office, where he assists in the day-to-day operations of the firm, as well as provides input on the firm’s long-term strategic vision. Allen is also the Practice Chair of the New York State Labor and Employment Practice, as well as a Team Leader for the Federal Employment Practice.

Allen has extensive experience in federal, state and private employment law matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, qui tam and whistleblower actions, and disciplinary matters. He represents clients before federal and state courts, as well as before administrative tribunals and agencies to include the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Department of Veterans Affairs Disciplinary Appeals Board (DAB), New York State Department of Human Rights (DHR), New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL), New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR), the Foreign Service Grievance Board (FSGB), and matters before the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC). Allen also has comprehensive experience in civil litigation before state and federal courts, including Section 1983 actions consisting of constitutional deprivations, and actions involving landlord-tenant disputes, breach of contract and medical malpractice. He regularly appears before New York State Appellate Courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Federal Circuits. Allen also has assisted in drafting and filing briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Tully Rinckey PLLC, Allen served as a Special Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department’s Appeals Division. There, he handled cases involving discrimination, retaliation, employment termination, personal injury, juvenile delinquency and wrongful death. He submitted briefs and argued several appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Divisions, First and Second Judicial Departments.

While attending CUNY School of Law, Allen served as a legal intern in the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Litigation Bureau where he focused on professional discipline of medical providers. He also served as a judicial intern in the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, where he drafted a judicial opinion under the supervision of the Court that, on two occasions, received front-page coverage in the New York Law Journal. Allen was recognized as one of Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars’ from 2016 to 2021.

When not at work, Allen spends time with his family and friends, in addition to playing guitar, reading, watching movies, and traveling.

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Licensed for 9 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/23/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 09/18/2014

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Allen

Tully Rinckey PLLC
441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY, 12205

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  35 customer reviews
Posted by H.W. | December 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Warrior
Unfortunately, I had EEOC issues that I could not resolve with my employer. After several weeks of searching for a law firm with the knowledge, ability and resources to take on an EEOC case against a large agency, I heard about Tully Rinckey, PLLC., Allen Shoikhetbrod, my attorney at Tully Rinckey, is phenomenal. Allen is extremely knowledgeable about EEOC and government agency issues. Experienced, honest, professional, detail-oriented, empathetic and warrior are words I would use to describe him. Tully Rinckey is a professional law firm that cares about the individual, not just the numbers. There were no surprise or hidden fees, phone calls and emails were promptly answered. The legal representation and advice provided during my case was well worth the cost. I would definitely recommend Tully Rinckey to family and friends.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2022
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FAST & FURIOUS
I was close to receiving a probationary dismissal from a supervisor with negative re-hire codes as a reprisal for an EEO complaint. Although his behavior was unlawful, I had next to no options and was repeatedly harassed by the legal office to sign a vague resignation contract with an NDA clause that I was not comfortable with. I was referred to Mr. Allen Shoikhetbrod by a friend (who is also an attorney but unable to take the case). Allen immediately took action by contacting the legal office and rewriting the resignation contract to be completely in my favor. I never felt pressured and knew the firm had my best interests at heart. My family and I received the outcome we needed/desired in a period of two weeks! I could not be happier. Thank you!
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Posted by Jacquelyn | May 23, 2020
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Compassionate Warrior Against Injustice
Mr. Shoikhtbrod stood with me against a federal agency in an EEO case. He was supportive and understanding in my situation as well as very knowledgeable of the legal status and the potential comebacks of the agency. His diplomacy was able to win a reasonable settlement, which has enabled me to put those retaliative years behind me. Tulley Rinkey has an asset in Mr. Shoikhetbrod.
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Posted by Eric | May 16, 2020
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The Agency didn't stand a chance
Only one way to describe Allen Shoikhetbrods' work, " Pure Genius". I cannot express enough the confidence that I felt being defended my Allen. While the agency played checkers, he was playing chess. Thank you Allen for restoring my dignity and giving me my life back.
Posted by Andrew | March 25, 2020
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Allen Shoikhetbrod
I cannot rate or recommend Allen enough to reflect on the absolutely phenomenal representation he provided me. He was professional, thorough, and always patiently answered my many, many questions. I have nothing but good things to say about Allen and his representation...it was exceptional. I have recommended Allen to both family and friends which is about as strong an endorsement as I can give.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2020
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Exceptional Litigator
Allen represented me in a very lengthy and gruelling MSPB case. He was exceptionally professional, caring, compassionate to me throughout the duration of the case. He was a reassured me it was going to be ok and that he understood what I was going through emotionally. He always had time to respond to my ongoing questions and concerns and was consistently patient with me. I give my highest recommendation to Allen as an employment law attorney.
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Posted by Wayne | September 19, 2019
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EEOC Case
Allen Shoikhetbrod represented me in my EEOC case against the United States Air Force on a perceived disability case. He kept me up to date through all the twists and turns that my case took. I found Allen to be extremely knowledgeable and confident on all aspects of Federal Law. I am very grateful for his expertise and experience. TulleyRinkey is a top notch law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2019
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Satisfied Client
Mr. Shoitkhetbrod provided exceptional services as my attorney for an EEOC case against the U.S. Marines. He was able to step in and provide representation one year before the pre-hearing conference. In my opinion, Mr. Shoikhetbrod enjoys his chosen profession, he took time to explain the legal jargon, and he provided solid advice based on his background and experience. Mr. Shoikhetbrod worked in the New York Office and my case was in Washington, DC. and the process was seamless. Mr. Shoikhetbrod did not “sugarcoat” the risks and gave me time to feel comfortable with my decisions. Overall I am very satisfied and would highly recommend Mr. Shoikhetbrod for reasonable accommodation and retaliation claims.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2019
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Great advocate
What impressed me the most is he answered himself and I didn't have the usual run around. I discussed the problem I was having and he addressed it right away. I felt comfortable with him as my advocate and would hire him again in a heart beat. All my questions and concerns were addressed quickly and efficiently and produced results. If you need the "GUY" Allen is it.
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Posted by Robert | February 13, 2019
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The BEST
Tully Rinckey - Albany, specifically, Allen and his team were professional, intelligent, and persistent in my case of discrimination under the EEOC rules against the FDIC. We settled to an amount that was most satisfactory and even when the Agency did not meet their obligations of payment on time under the legal signed agreement, Allen pushed to make right the payment of settlement. he never waivered, he never gave up, he understood the position the agency put us in, and most importantly, doggedly followed up with this agency to ensure that they did the right thing. If you find yourself in the position to need an attorney for a discrimination case as a Federal employee against an agency and you think they are too big or its not worth it, please reconsider. This law firm and specifically - Allen and his team -are the best course of action any one can take in this situation.
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Posted by Linda | January 6, 2019
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OUTSTANDING EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY - BEST IN THE BUSINESS
Allen, I want everyone to know that is looking for an employment attorney that you are the best in the business. Your hard work and knowing my case at the level of detail assisted me in prevailing. Your dedication to my case and conservative legal advice helped me get through the day-to-day painful litigation process. You worked tirelessly to ensure I was provided sound legal advice. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for all the care and concern you provided to me. I want you to know that I personally thank you for taking my case and assisting me in a successful outcome. I would recommend you to anyone and personally use your services in the future. Thank you!
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Posted by Brian | November 16, 2018
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Extremely Satisfied Client
Allen is patient and understanding and because of his expertise my case was successfully resolved in my favor. I have been a client for about 2 years. My matter involved a discrimination accusation against my civilian employer while I was on Title 10 orders with the Air National Guard. I have referred my brother to him for a possible USSERA issue
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Posted by Kevin | August 1, 2018
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Professional and Knowledgable
No-nonsense, straight to the point and very professional is how I would describe Mr. Shoikhetbrod. He is forthright and adept at handling a variety of legal matters. His attention to detail, knowledge, and willingness to go the extra mile for a client left me feeling very confident in his representation of my interests. He is the type of lawyer that you should want to keep on speed dial. I would recommend him to friends and family.
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Posted by Pamela | June 11, 2018
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Defend and Serve
Allen was very compassionate with handling my case. At all times he kept me abreast of strategies which resulted in positive results. I would highly recommend Allen to any federal employee for representation.
Posted by James | March 21, 2018
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Master Negotiator
Allen was professional while pressing hard with my case. The work he brought to the process was nothing but amazing. I would certainly hire him again should the opportunity arise. Thank you Allen for your hard work and professionalism. James
Posted by CARLOS | February 24, 2018
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FERS Disablility Retirement
Mr. Shoikhetbrod and his staff did an excellent job in helping me file for FERS Disability Retirement. The FERS Disability Retirement process is complex and would have been very difficult to do on my own. I am so glad I hired Mr. Shoikhetbrod. He and his team did a great job of gathering my extensive medical record and preparing a very detailed incredibly written letter to OPM. He helped me throughout the whole process, I could reach him or his staff at all times. With such a complex and lengthy process, it was great to have his leadership at my side at all times and I got a favorable outcome the first time. 100% pleased.
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Posted by Bill from Hawaii | February 6, 2018
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Great pickup from other Lawyer
I was glad to get Allen working on my case after my initial lawyer moved on. I wasn't to impressed by my first lawyer but since Allen took over everything has run very smoothly. He was available practically any time which is a big deal for those of us that live in Hawaii. The 6 hour time difference typically turns off others that may provide assistance but for Allen it was not a problem at all. And his staff is awesome! I would definitely use Allen and his team again and again!
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Posted by Sean | January 25, 2018
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USERRA Resolution
Mr. Shoikhetbrod assisted me with a complex USERRA matter against a very powerful accounting firm and their subcontractor. Obtaining resolution was a tedious process but Allen always kept the lines of communication open and did his best to resolve my concerns. In the end, Allen was able to secure a six figure settlement and I am able to move on with my life and career. Thanks again Allen!
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Posted by Linda | September 26, 2017
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Attorney
I am very pleased with the representation I have received so far from Mr. Shoikhetbrod. I have found him to be a very skilled and experienced litigator and was extremely well prepared and organized. He follows through to meet deadlines and communicates as much as necessary, explaining legal issues and strategies I may not be aware of. He represented me in an appeal case this summer and I just found out we won. However if we had not, I still would maintain that he did his job thouroly. I would highly recommend him, especially in litigation cases, however I'm sure he is as competent in other types of law he practices.
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Posted by Demetrius | July 14, 2017
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Department of Navy/ SPAWAR LANT Personnel
Allen is an excellent attorney as it pertains to federal law. He and his firm negotiated a settlement agreement with the department of the navy and myself with regards to discrimination based on disability and race among many other claims. My situation was not the best going against the Department of Defense specifically the Navy. Allen and his law firm immediately stop the intimidation and disrespect of the Navy leadership. Allen and his firm understands the law and aggressively defended me and the results were positive. Allen is the real deal make no mistake or you could by not hiring him. I'm glad I did.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Tully Rinckey, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Special Assistant Corporation Counsel, Appeals Division
  • New York City Law Department
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Teaching Assistant
  • City University of New York School of Law
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Attorney General of New York
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Judicial Intern
  • N.Y.S. Surpreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • City University of New York (CUNY), Brooklyn College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Ted L. v. Department of Agriculture (Forest Service), EEOC Appeal No. 0120171862 (Jan. 24, 2018)
  • Remand regarding breach of settlement agreement
  • Sherman K. v. General Services Administration, EEOC Petition No. 0320180014 (Nov. 30, 2017)
  • Remand regarding mixed complaint before EEOC
  • Whited v. Department of the Army, DC-4324-15-1077-I-1 (MSPB 2016)
  • Prevailed in our client's favor.
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Associations

  • Schenectady County SPCA
  • Volunteer
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Assoication
  • N/A
  • Jewish Law Students Association
  • Co-Treasurer, Co-Secretary
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Phi Alpha Delta, International, Murray Chapter
  • Clerk
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Moot Court
  • Team Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • International Law Society Digest
  • Contributing Editor
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Bar Association
  • 2010 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Tully Rinckey PLLC
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • July 2017 Employee of the Month
  • Tully Rinckey PLLC
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Cum Laude
  • City University of New York, Brooklyn College
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute
  • New York Employment Law
  • 2019
  • Fox News Alaska
  • Fox News Interview Regarding Alaska National Guard
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (32)
Given (28)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Allen is a phenomenal, client-centric attorney. He goes above and beyond in not only representing his clients zealously, but ensuring they understand their legal matter completely. I recommend Allen without reservation to those looking for an employment and labor law attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Shoikhetbrod is a brilliant attorney. He is well considered and regularly secures outstanding outcomes for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Allen is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. I regularly talk through legal issues with Allen and get his assistance with difficult issues. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Allen is dedicated to his clients and the practice of law. He is diligent in his practice and is very curious, always getting to the bottom of thorny issues of law and doing his best to be creative for his clients. I highly endorse him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tremendous attorney and Tully Rinckey's Attorney of the Year for 2017. Would recommend he work on any matter regardless of practice area."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Allen is one of our best Labor and Employment Attorneys in the firm, he is highly knowledgable and skilled in obtaining results for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allen is an excellent lawyer and I strongly endorse him. His calm demeanor, substantial experience, and significant subject matter expertise, in all facets of employment law, make him one of the top in the field. I highly recommend Allen."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend Allen Shoikhetbrod. He is incredibly knowledgeable about labor and employment law and of the litigation process in general. HIs knowledge, experience and professionalism would be an asset to any client."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Allen is a very passionate attorney who uses his legal acumen to reap the most positive results for his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Allen is very knowledgeable in federal employment matters. He is an excellent researcher. In addition, he is able to provide quick and understandable answers to tough legal questions."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Allen is a skilled attorney and a subject matter expert. He is ready with timely and sage advice, and is always willing to take the time to strategize with his fellow attorneys. Allen is an asset to any organization and a client's finest supporter and advocate."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Allen is smart, aggressive and ambitious. He is clever beyond his years and his wise advice has been instrumental into strategic decisions to obtain excellent results for his various clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Allen is a dedicated, professional attorney focused on Client results!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Allen is zealous advocate for his client's rights. When presented with tough legal or factual issues, he does not give up until he can resolve those issues as best as possible for the client. Allen has a great bed-side manner with clients and is an outstanding attorney to work with."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Allen is an advocate to be admired and trusted, especially in employment law matters. His knowledge and dedication to his craft is unparalleled. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Allen is the consummate professional. He is highly respected by his peers at the local, state, and national levels. He is a leader in numerous Bar Associations. He is highly ethical, tenacious, and a brilliant attorney.."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Allen is a very dedicated and hard-working attorney. He has a very deep knowledge of labor and employment law, particularly in the federal sector. He has an amazing attention to detail, and it seems that the more complex your case, the better he performs. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Allen is knowledgable in a range of employment issues."
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Albany Employment and labor Lawyer Allen Arthur Shoikhetbrod
Allen Arthur Shoikhetbrod
Employment and labor Attorney
Albany, NY
Licensed for 9 years