Biography of Justice Andrew Borrok

Photo Justice Andrew Borrok obtained his B.A. from Columbia College, Columbia University, his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Justice Borrok was appointed to the Commercial Division, New York County as of January 1, 2019. He was elected to the New York State Supreme Court in 2017 and has served as a Justice of the Supreme Court in both Kings County and in New York County. He was elected to the New York City Civil Court in 2014, designated to the Criminal Court by Judge A. Gail Prudenti, and returned to the Civil Court in 2017. As a NYC Civil Court Judge, he presided over bench and jury trials in both the Criminal and Civil Courts. In the Criminal Court, Justice Borrok presided over the DWI part where he substantially reduced the backlog of cases. In the Civil Court, he presided over “No-Fault”, Commercial Landlord/Tenant, Small Claims, and cases transferred from the Supreme Court.

Prior to joining the bench, Justice Borrok was an attorney, investor, philanthropist and community volunteer. He was managing member of Borrok Properties, LLC from 2010 to 2014. He worked as General Counsel and a General Partner of 425 Park Avenue Company from 2002 until 2009 and 2003 to 2007, respectively. Justice Borrok was also a managing member of 14 Penn Plaza, LLC from 2003-2007. From 2004 to 2005, Justice Borrok was Of Counsel at Arent Fox LLP. From 2002 to 2004, he worked as an associate at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP. From 2001 to 2002, Justice Borrok worked as an associate at Bear, Stearns & Co., Investment Banking Division. From 1996 to 1998, Justice Borrok was an associate at Proskauer Rose LLP.

Justice Borrok also has been actively involved in the community, and has served on the Boards of the Mt. Sinai Hospital, Columbia College, Business Executives for National Security (BENS), the 34th Street Partnership, Citymeals-on-Wheels and Community Board 2 in Brooklyn. In 2013, Justice Borrok received a Commendation from NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, a Commendation from General Montgomery C. Meigs, 31st Commander of the U.S. Army Europe (1998-2002) (ret.), on behalf of BENS, and a Dean's Leadership Award from Coumbia College Dean James Valentini. In 2010, he was admitted to Mt. Sinai's Noble Deeds Society. In 1992, Justice Borrok received Columbia University's James Christopher Caraley Memorial Prize.