Joshua Vinciguerra

Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel

Joshua Vinciguerra was appointed Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel in February 2023.

Mr. Vinciguerra serves as the Chief Legal Officer of DMV and provides legal advice to the Commissioner, the Governor’s Executive Chamber, and DMV’s Executive team.

He also provides guidance to all program areas within DMV and is responsible for over 120 attorneys and staff in the Legal Division.  He oversees all aspects of administrative law at DMV, including the Safety Hearings Unit and the Administrative Adjudication Section of the Traffic Violations Bureau.  As part of DMV’s Executive team, he participates in setting the strategic direction for the agency.

Before coming to DMV, Mr. Vinciguerra served as Director of the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement at the New York State Department of Health.  He is a former Assistant United States Attorney, Assistant Attorney General, and Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Vinciguerra is a graduate of Cornell University and Albany Law School.