Vanessa Biondo

Vanessa Biondo is an accomplished commercial and intellectual property litigator known for bringing a pragmatic approach to business disputes.  Vanessa’s clients rely on her extensive experience in all aspects of litigation and arbitration, including evaluating liability, advising on strategy, negotiating settlements, defeating damages claims and obtaining jury verdicts (including one of the highest awards on record in New York for a trade secret litigation).

Vanessa has litigated trade secret cases, trademark and copyright claims, data security and privacy issues, contract disputes and employment matters for both plaintiffs and defendants.  She has advised clients on compliance with their privacy and security obligations, assisting with the implementation of tools and protocols to protect intellectual property and sensitive information, and has counseled them on minimizing threats to their business and reputation.  Her work spans various industries, including healthcare, real estate, banking, transportation, electronics, music, video games and publishing.  Vanessa has also led internal, international and government investigations.

 Vanessa graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center.  Prior to joining Cyrulnik Fattaruso, Vanessa was a partner at Mayer Brown LLP and a boutique litigation firm.  She is admitted to the bar of the State of New York, and of the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

The matters discussed above include representations at previous employers.





  • Won a U.S. arbitration for a global pharmaceutical company in an intellectual property licensing dispute in which the claimant sought over $100 million in damages; following a four-week hearing, the tribunal awarded no damages.


  • Won jury verdict on behalf of railway industry client in the prosecution of claims for trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and unjust enrichment against the competitor.
  • Represented semiconductor technology clients in patent, trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement, and antitrust action related to electronic devices used in cell phones.
  • Represented a U.S. designer of solar-powered lights against Chinese-based manufacturers that were marketing and selling counterfeit versions.