The New Face of Government Relations & Law


John L. Cordo, Esq.

Called an “influential lobbyist,” “key player,” and an advocate who can “deliver for a wide range of clients spanning business and labor,” by City & State, John Cordo is Principal of Cordo & Company.



John has spent over 25 years shaping public policy and political results in Albany, from both the public and private sector. John’s expertise has achieved outstanding results for his clients, and C&C has thrived in effectively working with administrations and legislative leaders of all political stripes. John’s understanding of Albany is informed by his unique experience at all levels of the process including time spent inside and outside the Capitol, as well as directing public relations and media campaigns.

Since establishing C&C, John has worked on numerous successful advocacy and procurement projects, including Genting New York’s winning bid to build and operate Resorts World New York Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack, the merger of Amerigroup Community Care and Heath Plus, and 1199 SEIU’s success in securing homecare workers in New York City a living wage. John has recently featured on the Albany “Power 100” List.

John established the firm in 2007, following a successful tenure as partner at the law and lobbying firm Featherstonhaugh, Wiley, Clyne & Cordo. Prior to his time at FWCC, John served as Special Counsel to the State Senate Majority where he played an integral role in the development and implementation of labor and pension policy, as well as shaping education, transportation, and health policy.

A native of New York City, John earned his B.S. and J.D. from Cornell University, and holds an M.A. from Rockefeller College. He is admitted to practice in the New York State and Federal Courts and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.