Vanessa E.

New York State Regulatory & Government Relations

Government Relations Director


T: 518-313-1407

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About Vanessa

Vanessa E. Bongiorno is a non-attorney professional who represents clients before the executive and legislative branches of New York state government, primarily in the areas of healthcare, mental health, insurance, human services, professional licensure, higher education and public safety.

Vanessa has assisted in the creation and development of key legislative initiatives, political strategies, issue-based coalitions, and grassroots advocacy campaigns to advance client interests, and has extensive experience in the legislative and budgetary analysis as well as policy advocacy. She is known and respected by policymakers throughout New York state, and brings her deep knowledge of state government to bear for clients to ensure they are aware of policy trends impacting their business, and that their issues receive the attention they deserve from key decision makers.


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  • Marist College
  • State University of New York at Albany (BS)

Affiliations & Appointments

  • Children's Place at the Plaza, Board Member

Articles & Advisories

New York State COVID-19 and Legislative Update – May 29, 2020

This week marked seventy days since the inception of New York on PAUSE (Policies to Assure Uniform Safety for Everyone).…

June 02, 2020

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State & Federal Responses to Coronavirus

In an effort to provide a day-to-day update onthe State and Federal actions in response to the coronavirus, we have…

March 21, 2020

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Vanessa Bongiorno Named in City & State New York’s 2023 Who’ Who in Government Relations

Vanessa E. Bongiorno, Government Relations Director based in Albany, NY, was recently named to City & State New York‘s Who’s Who…

July 27, 2023

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Healthcare Industry Transformation Drives Need for a Place at the Regulatory Table

The past decade has seen a radical reimagining of the health care industry in New York and around the nation—a…

June 29, 2018

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Farrell Fritz opens Albany office just steps from the Capitol

Law firm expands with focus on regulatory and government relations. Farrell Fritz, the law firm headquartered in Uniondale, has launched…

May 02, 2018

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Press Releases

Farrell Fritz Launches Regulatory & Government Relations Practice Group; New Albany Office Highlights Firm’s Expansion to Capital District Market

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that it has launched a New York State Regulatory & Government Relations Practice Group,…

March 19, 2018

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City & State New York

2023 Who's Who in Government Relations

Community Work

Vanessa currently serves on the board of directors of the Children’s Place at the Plaza as Co-secretary.