John L. Cordo, Esq.John Cordo established Cordo & Company, LLC in 2007. Most recently as the principal of C & C John represented Genting New York in its successful bid to build the extremely successful Resorts World New York Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack, the merger of Amerigroup Community Care and Health Plus and 1199 SEIU’s successful effort to pay homecare workers in New York City a living wage. He was recently named to the City and State's 2013 Albany Power 100 List.
Prior to the founding of Cordo & Co, John was a partner at the law and lobbying firm, Featherstonhaugh, Wiley, Clyne & Cordo. In his capacity as partner John provided legal and legislative representation to a large and diverse cross section of clients from all industries and walks of life including Goldman Sachs, Pepsi, 1199/SEIU, New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty, and the New York City District Council of Carpenters just to name a few.
In addition, John worked to ensure client’s interests were served using both traditional legal and legislative methods, as well as public relations and media services. For example, John helped oversee the successful 2005 New York State Transportation Infrastructure Bond Act. Additionally, he is also part of the team that produces the health care advocacy and New York State budget campaign on behalf of the 1199/SEIU-Greater New York Health Care Education Project.
Prior to joining FWCC as a partner, John was Special Counsel to the State Senate Majority where he played an integral role in the design and implementation of public and private sector labor and pension policy, as well as education, transportation and health policy. John has spent almost twenty years affecting public policy and political results in both the public and private sectors. He gained a thorough knowledge of the general business law, administrative law, legislative law, executive and political process by serving two Majority Leaders and as an associate and lobbyist with FWCC from 1992 through 1996.
John was an appointed member of the Governor’s Task Force on Public Pension Systems. A native of New York City, John earned both his B.A. and Law degrees from Cornell University and masters degree from Rockefeller College. He is admitted to practice in New York State and the Federal courts and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.