Biography

Justice Saliann Scarpulla is a graduate of Boston University and Brooklyn Law School, cum laude.

After law school, Justice Scarpulla became Principal Court Attorney to the Hon.

Alvin F. Klein. After her clerkship concluded in December, 1987, Justice Scarpulla joined Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn as a litigation associate.

In 1993, Justice Scarpulla joined the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as Senior Counsel in the New York Legal Services Office. While there, she represented the FDIC as receiver for numerous failed banks. Justice Scarpulla then became Senior Vice President and Bank Counsel to Hudson United Bank, where she was responsible for all litigation involving the bank, and also oversaw the banks’ compliance with state and federal banking regulations.

Justice Scarpulla returned to the New York State court system in 1999, as  Principal Court Attorney to the Hon. Eileen Bransten. She was elected to the Civil Court in 2001. While in Civil Court Justice Scarpulla presided over civil, commercial landlord- tenant, and no-fault insurance actions.

In 2009, Justice Scarpulla was appointed an Acting Justice of the Supreme Court, and initially handled civil litigation involving the City of New York as a party. In 2010, Justice Scarpulla was assigned to a general IAS Part.

Justice Scarpulla was elected to the Supreme Court in 2012, and was assigned to an IAS part with an emphasis on complex asbestos litigation. In February, 2014, Justice Scarpulla was assigned to the Supreme Court, New York County Commercial Division.

Justice Scarpulla is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Catholic Lawyers Guild; Columbian Lawyers Association; Jewish Lawyers Guild; National Association of Italian American Women; National Association of Women Judges; New York County Lawyers Association; New York State Bar Association; and the New York Women’s Bar Association. She is currently a Board member and Vice President of JALBCA and recently received the Louis J. Capozzoli Gavel Award from the New York County Lawyers Association.

Justice Scarpulla is a contributing author to the Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts treatise, edited by Robert Haig. She has also authored several articles on commercial litigation published in the New York Law Journal. Justice Scarpulla is a frequent lecturer for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York County Lawyers Association, and the New York State Judicial Institute.

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