Santo Borruso is an experienced trial attorney who represents corporate and individual clients in a wide range of civil litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.
My practice emphasizes commercial litigation, products liability and complex tort matters. I work closely with clients to employ a goal oriented approach to litigation from pre-suit investigation, through discovery, to trial.
In the commercial arena, I’ve represented companies and professionals in matters involving contractual disputes, misappropriation of intellectual property, fraud and misrepresentation, fiduciary liability, restrictive covenants and business dissolution. I have successfully prosecuted and defended cases for clients in the banking, accounting, medical technology, television, food and beverage and entertainment industries.
I also have significant experience defending product liability litigation for motor vehicle manufacturers, the aviation industry, pharmaceutical companies and consumer goods manufacturers in high-exposure cases alleging defects in manufacturing, design and failure to warn.
In various roles including national counsel, regional counsel and trial counsel, I’ve also defended asbestos litigation throughout the country for several corporate clients in diverse industries. I help our clients defend their products against various claims of exposure, medical conditions and damages, while navigating the practical considerations of a large coordinated litigation.
I’m anticipating new tort claims against unlikely targets. In some instances, like cellphone radiation, scientific evidence has been inconclusive. Nevertheless, we’re strategizing to help clients identify and manage emerging risks.
Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
University of Rochester, B.A., cum laude
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
In November 2011, Santo was recognized by Long Island Business News as a recipient of its Leadership in Law award for his commitment to excellence, dedication, compassion and leadership within the legal profession and the community.
Santo is a member of the American Bar Association and its Litigation Section, as well as the New York State Bar Association and its Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section.
Santo has rendered pro bono legal services to United States veterans concerning injuries they sustained during their military service. He has also assisted individuals in landlord/tenant matters, and trusts and estates proceedings. While in law school, Santo was a member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal and a recipient of the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award for his work with the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society of New York City.