News 24 Jun. 2021
Curtis successfully defends foreign states' procedural privileges in the UK Supreme Court
News 23 Jun. 2021
Ibrahim Elsadig joins Curtis as Partner in Dubai
Event 23 Apr. 2021
Partner Borzu Sabahi to speak on Damages, Enforcement and Annulment of Arbitral Awards at Executive Training Program hosted by the Government of India and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Event 31 Mar. 2021
Claudia Frutos-Peterson Speaks at Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration’s India ADR Week
Article 20 Jul. 2021
Partner Emanuella Agostinelli authors article on Italian Insolvency during COVID-19 in International Corporate Rescue.
Client Alert 14 Jul. 2021
International Insight: Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership in 2021 – General EU Perspective – Alert 2 of the Series
Client Alert 26 Jul. 2021
Courts are Demanding Environmental Care
Article 19 Jul. 2021
Partner Antonio M. Prida Commemorates Curtis’ 30 Year History in Mexico in Voces Mexico Article Series
News 22 Jun. 2021
Curtis appointed as legal partner of the Commissioner for Italian participation in Expo Dubai 2021
News 26 Jul. 2021
Curtis' Private Client Group and Attorneys Recognized in the 2021 Chambers High-Net-Worth Guide.
Client Alert 07 Jul. 2021
International Insight: Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership in 2021 – International and US Perspectives – Alert 1 of the Series
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021)
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021)
Curtis has extensive experience in the highly specialized area of securities litigation, with a long history of successfully representation clients in complex cases in both federal and state court. Our attorneys are recognized by Chambers, Benchmark Litigation and other publications for their accomplishments in court.
Attorneys within the team are broadly experienced in representing investment firms in financial and securities industry-related arbitrations under the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other regulatory bodies, involving a variety of matters.
The firm has a strong track record in defense of securities class action lawsuits, shareholder derivative lawsuits, actions against issuers and underwriters of securities, and other matters under federal securities laws in the U.S. We represent public companies and individuals before federal and state regulators, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), and at various arbitral forums, including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and in alternative dispute resolution forums.
Our representation extends beyond domestic U.S. clients to international corporations, investment banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions, as well as accounting firms, law firms and individuals. Recently, we acted as counsel to CRT Capital Group LLC, a former advisor to SLS Capital S.A. in varied international litigation arising from what the Financial Times has described as the “biggest individual fraud perpetrated on small investors in the UK” in the last two decades. We obtained dismissal of all claims against our client and a US$4.4 million FINRA arbitral award as indemnification damages and attorneys’ fees, and subsequently also prevailed in a contested confirmation proceeding for this award in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Curtis in known for its involvement in prominent class action securities suits brought by plaintiffs before the U.S. courts. We represented Arthur Andersen LLP and the Andersen engagement team on the WorldCom and Enron matters, obtaining dismissals of many of the claims against Andersen and its partners.
Based in New York and Washington, D.C., our securities litigation team offers a sophisticated understanding of the U.S. securities markets. Known for their excellent trial and litigation skills, our litigators have a track record of successfully obtaining dismissals, summary judgments and denials of class certification on behalf of their clients. We believe in a thorough and rigorous approach to preparation for trial, even as we pursue an advantageous settlement.
Many of our litigators are admitted in multiple courts and are seasoned advocates, with experience in Federal as well as State courts in the U.S. at both the trial and appellate levels. Our experience with the leading firms of the plaintiffs' bar provides our lawyers a strong grasp of the strategies and tactics of plaintiff's counsel and allows them to negotiate settlements from a position of strength.
Our securities litigators frequently draw upon the industry experience and insight of our capital markets and investment management attorneys to develop comprehensive strategies that address all the legal and factual aspects of each securities-related matter.
Joseph D. Pizzurro
T. Barry Kingham
Nancy E. Delaney
Commercial Disputes - Litigation
White Collar Defense and Investigations