Robert P. Miraglia

General Counsel

Robert oversees legal operations and compliance programming for the Office of the Bronx Borough President. He provides strategic counsel to the Borough President on administrative and governance matters, actively advises on policy, planning, and development, and functions as a key navigator in executing the Borough President’s goals and vision.

Robert sits on the Board of Trustees of the New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS), the largest municipal public employee retirement system in the United States. As a Trustee, Robert makes decisions on the 100-billion-dollar fund’s asset allocations, establishes the system’s administrative budget, and promulgates rules and regulations necessary to carry out NYCERS business.

Robert previously served as an adjudicator in New York City’s administrative court where he decided matters involving the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Immediately prior, he presided over cases that involved alleged violations of building, construction, fire, transportation, and environmental laws. Prior to taking his term, Robert managed a plaintiff’s litigation practice focused on traumatic injuries, employment discrimination, and business disputes. He has also served in the New York City Council under two Speakers and two Council Members, most recently as Deputy General Counsel to the Land Use Division.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology from CUNY Queens College, with honors, and a Juris Doctor from New York Law School. He is admitted to practice in New York State and Federal courts. Robert is a strong proponent of accessible legal services and for more than a decade has dedicated his pro-bono counsel to the LGBTQ+ and housing insecure communities in New York City. He has been awarded by SuperLawyers for his litigation work and recognized by Crain’s New York as 2024’s Notable General Counsel.

A lifelong New Yorker, Robert is a passionate, but pragmatic, public servant and a fervent believer in NYC exceptionalism and the Bronx Renaissance. He sees The Bronx as the make-or-break borough for NYC, and he is steadfast on delivering a more prosperous and equitable Bronx for generations to come.