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Hon. Shirley Werner Kornreich

Supreme Court of the State of New York, Commercial Division

New York, NY, USA

The Honorable Shirley Werner Kornreich is a Justice of the Supreme Court of New York County and sits in the Commercial Division of that court. Previously, she sat in an Individual Assignment Part, where she oversaw and tried a diverse case load. She also was assigned to Complex Litigation where she oversaw and tried asbestos cases and coordinated all of the Bextra/Celebrex New York State cases with the federal MDL (Judge Charles Breyer) and the Bausch & Lomb Renu cases with that federal MDL (Judge David Norton). Prior to presiding in Supreme Court, Justice Kornreich sat In Civil Court, New York County.

Justice Kornreich is a 1975 graduate of New York University School of Law and began her career as an appellate and, then, trial attorney with The Legal Aid Society. She has lectured at The New York City Bar Association, The New York State Bar Association, The New York County Lawyers Association, The New York State Judicial College and The Practicing Law Institute and has participated in moot court and other programs at N.Y.U., Columbia, Brooklyn and Cardozo Law Schools. She has been a speaker at the Commercial Litigation Academy, sponsored by the State Bar, at the State Bar’s Labor and Employment annual meeting, and on the business court panel at a conference focusing on the Delaware Chancery Court, sponsored by Columbia University, as well as lectured on criminal identification testimony with New Jersey Chief Justice Stuart Rabner at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Moreover, she is a member of the Committee On Pattern Jury Instructions of the Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York and has contributed to West Publication’s Third Edition of “Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts” and the report on “Faster-Cheaper-Smarter Litigation” of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the State Bar.  She is also a member of the American Law Institute.

Justice Kornreich is a past co-president of Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert, is on its Board of Directors, has been both a panel member of its Annual Symposium and co-chair of that Symposium, has participated in JALBCA’s former hotline and is a participant in its present hotline, has been involved in organizing the Harlem mammography van and has co-captained the JALBCA team in the Koman Race for the Cure since the mid-1990's.


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