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Touro Law Center's Office of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications is proud to announce that Greg Rinckey ’98 has been selected as the alum of the month for April 2012. Mr. Rinckey is a leader in his profession, is very committed to his clients and the community, was a member of Moot Court while in law school and remains engaged with the law center through the Alumni-Student Mentor Program. His accomplished career is highlighted in the bio below. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to Greg Rinckey.
Greg Rinckey is managing partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC., a full-service law firm with 30 plus attorneys and more than $7 million dollars in revenue in 2011. The firm is headquartered in Albany, and has offices in Washington D.C and Arlington, Va. In 2011, Greg guided the company as it achieved its highest INC 5000 ranking, coming in at No. 906 on the list of America’s 5,000 fastest growing companies. Under Greg’s watch, the firm’s expansion in 2011 led to the hiring of a former federal presidential appointee and a former New York congressman. He also celebrated another achievement in receiving the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a peer review-rated list of nationally recognized attorneys. In 2012, Tully Rinckey PLLC, under Greg’s leadership, will open its fourth office - it’s second in New York State - in Syracuse. In addition to running the firm’s day to day operations, Greg has and continues to win many landmark cases in the fields of military and employment law. Greg’s landmark cases include Garcia v Dept of State, Savage v Savage and Weiberg v Dept. of Justice.
In 2011, Greg received his MBA from SUNY’s executive MBA program. He is an adjunct professor. Greg teaches Law Practice Management at Albany Law School. Greg currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Business Recognition and Award
In 2011, Albany Business Review recognized Tully Rinckey PLLC, under Greg’s leadership, as the second-fastest growing company in the Capital Region with a 452% increase in revenue as well as a 277% staff growth rate.
Greg is also featured in ‘The Invisible War’, a documentary that debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Three years running now, Greg has been selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers List, an accolade that only 5 percent of attorneys in the region are awarded even once.
Greg has also been appointed to the Committee on Character and Fitness for the State of New York Appellate Division’s Third Judicial District. In this capacity, Greg personally interviews prospective attorneys before they are allowed admission to the New York State Bar.
Greg is routinely seen as an expert by national and local media outlets. His commentary and legal analysis has routinely been featured in stories that have been published throughout the country in outlets such as MSNBC, Army Times, Albany Times Union and all local broadcasts news outlets.
Greg has dedicated his career and personal life to protecting the rights of veterans. The passion for veterans he brings to the courtroom is amplified in the community. For the third straight year, Greg in November 2011 supplied free turkey gift certificates to area veterans to help them out during the Thanksgiving holiday.
In December 2011, Greg personally organized and handed out winter coats for veterans in need, a tradition and commitment that he makes a top priority every year. Last year was an extra special year when Greg presented the Veteran Community Services Center in Albany with a donation to help the organization continue its efforts to assist veterans.
Greg also donates hundreds of hours each year to veterans’ rights initiatives and is requested to speak often at attorney ‘Continuing Legal Education’ (CLE) seminars on the topics of Veterans law and Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).
As managing partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, Greg routinely donates the company’s Times Union Center suite tickets to charitable groups whose patrons could use an entertaining distraction. Greg once said “It’s amazing to see how a three-hour event can make a sick child, their parents or even a veteran in need forget their worries even if it is just for a short time.”
Greg also serves as deputy chief for the Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a non-profit organization consisting of volunteers who assist and handle animal cruelty and neglect cases.