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Kimberly G. Finnigan

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Associate
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Albany, New York
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518-449-3900
888-352-3751
518-618-4082
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Kimberly G. Finnigan is a bilingual attorney who focuses her practice on immigration, employment and labor law, and civil rights litigation. Ms. Finnigan is a graduate of William and Mary Law School, where she was a Jessup International Moot Court Team member, served as President of the International Law Society, and co-founded the LL.M. Student Assistance Program. Ms. Finnigan received honors in Appellate Brief Writing and was acknowledged as a Mary Siegrist Hinz Leadership Fellow and recipient of the Gambrell Professionalism Award. Ms. Finnigan was awarded her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Education, magna cum laude, from Middlebury College.

Ms. Finnigan's prior experience includes the Clinton County Office of the District Attorney, the New York State Supreme Court, and Baker & McKenzie in Madrid, Spain. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Finnigan was employed as a human resources professional for a worldwide organization and wrote for the Chilean newspaper, El Mercurio.

Ms. Finnigan is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (Upstate New York Chapter New Members Division Co-chair), National Employment Lawyers Association, Capital District Women's Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and Albany County Bar Association. She serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for Equinox Inc. and is a member of the Governance and Human Resources Committees. Ms. Finnigan is a lecturer on immigration and employment law topics.

Ms. Finnigan is an honoree of the Capital District Business Review's 40 Under Forty Award, which recognizes young professionals and leaders under the age of forty who exemplify leadership in their business accomplishments and community involvement. She was also honored with the Captial District Women's Bar Association Sweet Success Award for her professional accomplishments and received the Gemini Friend of Equinox Award for extensive volunteer commitment and leadership. Ms. Finnigan was also selected to participate in the Leadership Tech Valley program class of 2011. View Representative Cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration
  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Litigation
  • Civil Rights

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2007
  • New Jersey, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2007

Education

  • William and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: Mary Siegrist Hinz Leadership Fellow
    • Honors: Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society
    • Honors: Jessup International Moot Court Team
    • Honors: ABA Alternative Dispute Resolution Team
  • Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1998
    • Honors: Sigma Delta Pi
    • Major: Spanish
    • Minor: Education

Classes/Seminars

  • Employee Handbooks and Personnel Policies, North Country Chamber of Commerce, 2006
  • Immigration Compliance in the Workplace, North Country Chamber of Commerce, 2007
  • Law as a Career, Russell Sage College, 2007
  • Legal Aspects of Human Trafficking, Troy Mental Health Collaborative Group, Albany Law School, 2007 - 2009
  • Issues Affecting Your Workplace, Chief Executives Network for Manufacturing, 2008
  • Local Government Efficiency Program Grants, Local Government Council, 2008
  • Building a Law Practice, New York State Bar Association, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Capital District Business Review's 40 Under Forty Award, 2011
  • Capital District Women's Bar Association Sweet Success Award, 2011
  • Gemini Friend of Equinox Award, 2008
  • Empire State Counsel Award, 2008
  • Junior Olympian, Alpine Skiing, 1989 - 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Capital District Women's Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Immigrant Juvenile Representation
  • Senior Services of Albany (Board of Directors), 2007 - 2010
  • Hispanic Outreach Services (Board of Directors-Vice President 2008-09, Secretary 2007), 2007 - 2009
  • Equinox Inc. (Secretary, Board of Directors), 2009 - Present

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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