Vanessa Donatello Associate




Vanessa Donatello represents clients in a wide variety of litigation matters, including but not limited to general liability, bad faith claims, subrogation claims, property damage, entertainment liability, construction accidents and motor vehicle accidents. She has participated in all aspects of civil litigation, including drafting pleadings, conducting and defending depositions, attending court conferences, and drafting and arguing substantive motions and appellate briefs. Vanessa also evaluates coverage and drafts opinions for high-profile claims under contingency and special risk policies, including high-limit disability for professional athletes, entertainers and wealthy individuals.

Vanessa returned to Wilson Elser after working at a high-profile brokerage firm and, most recently, five years at the New York City Law Department, which is responsible for all legal affairs of the City. She has volunteered at the Women Who Care Young Professionals Committee of United Cerebral Palsy New York City (now ADAPT Community Network) since 2010.