Our client base includes public and private companies, hospitals and health care organizations, charitable and not-for-profit organizations, certified minority/woman-owned small businesses, government agencies, professional associations, sports and entertainment companies, public and private sector labor organizations and both institutional and individual clients.

Government Relations Representation

Pitta Bishop effectively represents client interests at both the State and City levels of government – New York State, New York City, and in the individual boroughs. Our services include client representation before State and City agencies, including but not limited to the Governor’s Office; the New York State Department of Labor; the New York State and New York City Departments of Health; State Division of the Budget; State Attorney General; State and City Comptroller’s Office; Public Advocate; NYC Corporation Counsel; NYC Buildings Department; and the Borough Presidents’ Offices.

We have recently built upon our proven government relations practice capabilities with the inclusion of a full service media relations and communications practice group. Pitta Bishop offers our clients the ability to design and implement targeted media and public relations strategies and initiatives to advance client issues and goals, as well as blunt any opposition media and public relation initiatives.

Client Engagement, Management and Administration

Pitta Bishop maintains a partnership approach to client representation, readily drawing upon its resources in New York City and Albany depending upon the scope and parameters of the initiative. To this end, we closely collaborate and work in concert with our clients to develop a proactive, yet cost-effective legislative agenda that “makes sense” in both the governmental and business environments. At the outset of representation, we help our clients identify important initiatives and goals, and together develop a strategy and tactics to achieve these goals. Periodically, we assess the effectiveness of our strategy and tactics and revise or redirect them as developing circumstances dictate.

Generally, our representation on the State level is led by Robert Bishop and at the City and Borough levels by Jon Del Giorno. Our efforts are supported by Cesar Cardenas, Theresa Cosgrove, Gordon Forbes, Bradford Gonzalez-Sussman, Nadya Stevens, Matthew Mataraso, Vito R. Pitta, and Tina Ward. Former Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro and former New York City Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano are Managing Diretors and anchor the Ststen Island office in St. George. William Farrell is Pitta Bishop’s Communication Director.

Pitta Bishop’s day-to-day client contact centers around the activities of the State Legislature and the City Council. Each year over 10,000 pieces of legislation are introduced in the State Legislature and over 1,000 bills during the City Council’s four year session. Pitta Bishop has developed a legislative tracking system for both the State Legislature and the City Council. We identify, research, and track all client-related legislation from introduction to Executive action at both the State and the City levels.

In addition to our legislative tracking and monitoring system, Pitta Bishop strives to maintain direct and constant communication with its clients. Periodic status reports and conference calls may be provided on a weekly or monthly basis depending upon client needs. Although we rely heavily on email communication for client contact — taking advantage of its immediacy to address the challenges of the ever-changing government relations environment — we do not hesitate to “pick up the phone” and we encourage our clients to do likewise.

Pitta Bishop maintains full service offices in Albany and New York City. Representatives are available for consultation and action on a 24 hour per day, 7 days per week basis, as necessary. While the firm observes traditional business hours and most New York State and New York City government/legal holidays, its staff members are always available by phone and/or e-mail. Additionally, Pitta Bishop representatives are personally available when the New York State legislature and New York City Council is in session.

Our Clients

Pitta Bishop is currently engaged to provide government relations and consulting services to the following clients:

Arab American Family Support Center
A.T.U.-Division 1181-1061 AFL-CIO
Brooklyn Legal A
Bio-Reference Laboratories
Care for the Homeless
Corrections Officers’ Benevolent Association, Inc.
Communications Workers of America, Local 1182, NYPD Traffic Enforcement Agents
Community Health Center of Richmond
Council of School Supervisors and Administrators
Detectives’ Endowment Association, Inc.
District Council No. 4, International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, AFL-CIO
District Council No. 9, International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, AFL-CIO
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice
Eger Lutheran Homes & Services, Inc.
Hotel, Restaurant & Club Employees & Bartenders Union Local 6, AFL-CIO
Local 14-14B, International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO
Local 153, Office & Professional Employees International Union, AFL-CIO
Local 420, AFSCME, AFL-CIO
Local 94-94A-94B, International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO

MagnaCare Administrative Services
New York and New Jersey Sandy Hook Pilots Association
New York Black Car Operators
New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO
New York City Coalition of Operating Engineers, Inc.
New York State Court Clerks Association
Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights
Office and Professional Employees International Union, AFL-CIO
Plumbers Local Union No. 1
Public Employees Federation
Public Health Solutions
Richmond University Medical Center
Simon Wiesenthal Center
Spring Studios New York, LLC
Staten Island Historic Society/ Historic Richmond Town
Teamsters Local 237
The Transport Workers Union of Greater New York Local 100
Transport Workers Union, Local 106, TSO
Uniformed Sanitationmens’ Association Local 831, I.B.T.
US Coachways, Inc.
VERA Institute of Justice

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New York, NY

120 Broadway, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10271
Phone: 212-652-3890
Fax: 212-652-3891

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Albany, NY

111 Washington Avenue, Suite 401
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: 518-449-3320
Fax: 518-449-5812

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Staten Island, NY

25 Hyatt Street, Suite 202
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: 718-943-1050
Fax: 718-943-1051

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