Biography of Justice Andrea Masley


Justice Andrea Masley was elected as a Justice to the New York State Supreme Court in 2016 and assigned to the Commercial Division in 2017. She was elected to a ten-year term in the New York City Civil Court in 2007 and assigned to Family Court from 2008 to 2010.

For ten years prior to her election to the New York City Civil Court, Judge Masley was the Principal Court Attorney for Justice Charles Edward Ramos, in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court, New York County, and for Judge Louise Gans, Acting New York State Supreme Court Judge, New York County.

Judge Masley received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1991 where, in the Spring of 2005, she taught Remedies. Upon graduation, Judge Masley was a litigation associate at the firm of Dechert Price & Rhoads until 1995. Before joining the staff of the New York State Supreme Court in 1998, Judge Masley was Diversity Counsel at the City Bar Association.

Judge Masley is a member of the New York State Bar’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, and since 1991, a member of the City Bar Association, where she currently serves on the Executive Committee. During her 2005-2008 tenure as Chair of the City Bar’s Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, which addresses issues arising in New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Terms, Appellate Divisions, Court of Claims, and Court of Appeals, the Committee drafted the form confidentiality agreement for the Commercial Division. She sat on the City Bar’s Electronic Discovery Committees from 2005 to 2007, which drafted reports entitled “Manual for State Trial Courts Regarding Electronic Discovery” and “Cost-Allocation Explosion of Electronic Discovery in All Areas of Litigation Necessitates Changes in CPLR.” The New York State Bar’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section awarded Judge Masley the Chair’s Service Award as Chair of its PJI Committee and for her contribution to commercial practice in 2013 and 2015.

She is the author of a chapter on contract litigation in the five-volume series Practical Solutions for New York Lawyers, published by Lexis/Nexis in 2003.

Prior to her legal career, Judge Masley obtained an M.B.A. in finance and a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University. She was the Trade Practice Specialist at the Better Business Bureau and an accountant at Bunge Corporation, a grain trading firm.