Effective today, Justice Saliann Scarpulla of the New York Supreme Court has been appointed to the New York County Commercial Division. Justice Scarpulla succeeds Justice Barbara Kapnick, who was appointed to the Appellate Division, First Department, by Governor Andrew Cuomo on January 17, 2014. According to her judicial biography, Justice Scarpulla is a 1986 graduate of Brooklyn Law School. After law school, Justice Scarpulla was a Court Attorney for Justice Alvin F. Klein (1986-1987), a Litigation Associate at Proskauer Rose LLP (1988-1993), Counsel/Senior Litigator at the FDIC New York Legal Services Office (1993-1997), and Senior Vice President and Bank Counsel at Hudson Bank (1997-1999). From 1999 to 2001, Justice Scarpulla was a Court Attorney for her now colleague in the New York County Commercial Division, Justice Eileen Bransten.
In 2002, Justice Scarpulla was elected to the New York City Civil Court, New York County, and served in that capacity until 2009, when she was appointed as an Acting Justice of the New York County Supreme Court by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau. In 2012, Justice Scarpulla was elected to the Supreme Court for a term that expires in 2026. Justice Scarpulla joins Justices Bransten, Friedman, Kornreich, Marks, Oing, Ramos, Schweitzer and Sherwood on the New York County Commercial Division bench.