Erin C. Borek

(716) 847-7048
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Ms. Borek concentrates her practice in the area of civil litigation, with a focus on construction and commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract claims and commercial torts. Her practice also includes personal injury disputes and civil rights litigation. In addition, she represents clients responding to government investigations and regularly advises clients on electronic discovery issues, including organizing and managing complex and high-volume document reviews. She has experience briefing and arguing appeals in both federal and state courts, including the New York Appellate Division, Fourth Department.

Before practicing law, Ms. Borek taught physics and general science at a Greater New Orleans high school through the Teach for America program. Ms. Borek also previously served as a law clerk on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Honors and Awards

  • Named Upstate New York Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2020-2021
  • Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • Named to The United States District Court for the Western District of New York Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021
  • Honoree of the New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel® Program for Pro Bono Work, 2017-2018, 2020


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.S., 2008

Judicial Clerkships

  • Honorable Juan R. Sánchez, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2013-2015

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Commercial & Federal Litigation Section
    • Young Lawyers Section

Present Activities

  • Girl Scouts of Western New York, Board of Directors
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project, Volunteer
  • YMCA Buffalo Niagara, Board of Directors

Past Activities

  • Beyond Dispute (Phillips Lytle’s Business Litigation newsletter), Editor
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania, Mentor, 2014-2015
  • Niagara SPCA, Board of Directors
  • Temple University, Introduction to Business Law, Teaching Assistant, 2014-2015
  • University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Online Executive Editor