Justice Jennifer Schecter was assigned to the Commercial Division in April 2018. She was appointed as an Acting Supreme Court Justice in 2015 and presided over a General Assignment Part that included commercial, tort, landlord/tenant and CPLR article 78 proceedings. She was elected to the Civil Court of the City of New York in 2009 and was assigned to New York County’s Civil Court (2013-2014) and Criminal Court (2010-2012). Before that, she served as Principal Law Clerk to Justice Eileen Bransten of Supreme Court, New York County (2002-2009) and as Principal Law Clerk to Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye of the New York State Court of Appeals (1998-2001). She began her legal career as a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Justice Schecter is a past president and board member of the Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert. She was an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law where she taught New York Practice, Business Law Survey, Torts and Appellate Advocacy. She has also served as a faculty member and panelist for continuing legal education programs at the New York City Bar Association and the Practising Law Institute.
Justice Schecter graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1996 and earned her undergraduate degree with High Honors from Rutgers College in 1993.