Legal Notices

In this privacy notice for California residents (“California Notice”), Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP (a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of New York, USA) and its associated entities and offices practicing under the Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle name in other jurisdictions (collectively, “Curtis”) provide information as required by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). This California Notice applies only to California residents and shall not be construed to extend any right, privilege or remedy referenced herein except as required by applicable law. This California Notice supplements but does not supersede the Privacy Statement for California residents. To the extent that this California Notice is applicable and contradicts the Privacy Statement, this notice shall control.

As used in this California Notice, “personal information” means any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular California resident or household.

This California Notice applies to the personal information we collect, both online and offline, about California residents.

This California Notice does not address or apply to:

  • our handling of personal information that is exempt under section 1798.145 of the CCPA;
  • personal information that we collect about employees, contractors or job applicants, or about individuals who are not California residents, or
  • personal information that we collect about individuals acting in their capacity as representatives (“B2B contacts”) of our clients, prospective clients, vendors and other businesses that we conduct business with, to the extent that we use their personal information only in the context of conducting our business relationship with the respective business.

1. Personal information we may collect, use and disclose

Curtis may collect and use the following categories of personal information about California residents:


Examples of Personal Information


Name, postal address, email address, IP address, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number or other identification number

Customer records

Paper and electronic customer records containing personal information, such as name, signature, social security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number or any other financial information, medical information or health insurance information

Protected characteristics

Age, gender, national origin, citizenship, marital status, race, color, sex, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, religion or creed, medical condition, physical or mental disability and genetic information (including familial genetic information)

Commercial information

Records of property, products or services purchased, obtained or considered, and other purchasing or use histories or tendencies

Audio, electronic, visual, olfactory or similar information

CCTV footage, photographs and audio recordings

Geolocation data

Precise location information about a particular individual or device

Internet or other electronic network activity information

IP address, browser type and version, device identifier, location and time zone setting, network and/or service provider, operating system and platform, page response time and download error, browsing history, search history and length of visit to certain pages of websites

Professional or employment-related information

Professional relationships and background, employment, employment history and performance evaluations

In the prior 12 months, Curtis has not sold any personal information about California residents.

In the prior 12 months, Curtis has disclosed the above categories of personal information about California residents for business or commercial purposes.

2. Purposes for collecting, using and disclosing personal information

Curtis may collect, use and disclose personal information about California residents for the following purposes:

  1. to provide legal services;
  2. to manage client relationships and Curtis' business as a law firm, including administration of legal services and client relationships, and managing billing and payments;
  3. to operate and improve our websites, such as resolving technical issues, supporting security, analyzing user trends, detecting fraud or other types of abuse and gathering broad demographic information for aggregate use;
  4. to send newsletters, legal updates, marketing communications and other information or materials that may be of interest;
  5. to comply with all or any legal and/or regulatory requirements to which Curtis is subject;
  6. to exercise or defend Curtis' legal rights, and/or to comply with a court order;
  7. to comply with professional duties and/or standards to which Curtis is subject;
  8. to provide the client with access to online portals;
  9. to ensure the security of Curtis' systems and premises;
  10. to improve and develop Curtis' legal services, including for internal training and the provision of forms and precedents; or
  11. for any purposes related to and/or ancillary to any of the purposes listed above.

3. Sources of personal information

The sources from which Curtis collects personal information about California residents may include:

  1. the individual whose personal information is being collected, both directly (i.e., by submitting a form) and indirectly (i.e., by interacting with our websites);
  2. third parties connected with the individual, including an employer or service provider;
  3. clients; or
  4. publicly available material.

4. Disclosure of personal information

The personal information that we collect about California residents may be accessible to all other Curtis entities. You can find information about the Curtis entities here. We may share personal information with the following categories of third parties:

  1. service providers, such as our technology providers and mailing vendors;
  2. counterparties in actual or potential transactions;
  3. opponents in actual or potential litigation, arbitration or other legal proceedings, and their legal counsel, co-counsel, barristers, specialist professionals and/or experts;
  4. professionals, such as our banks, financial institutions, accountants and/or insurers;
  5. law enforcement agencies, courts and/or tribunals
  6. regulators, governmental or supervisory bodies and/or public registries; or
  7. potential parties that Curtis intends to merge with or sell any part of our assets to.

5. Rights and restrictions under the CCPA

The CCPA grants California residents certain rights, and imposes certain restrictions on businesses, as set forth below:

  • Notice Before Collection: We are required to notify California residents, at or before the point of collection of their personal information, the categories and the purposes for which such information is used.
  • Right to Access: California residents have the right to receive the specific pieces of personal information we have collected about them in the prior 12 months and to have this delivered, free of charge, either (a) by mail or (b) electronically in a portable and, to the extent feasible, readily usable format that allows the individual to transmit this information to another entity without hindrance.
  • Right to Know: California residents have the right to receive information from us regarding how we have handled personal information in the prior 12 months, including:
    • the categories of personal information we collected;
    • the categories of sources from which we collected the personal information;
    • our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling personal information;
    • the categories of third parties with whom we share personal information, if any;
    • the categories of any personal information we sold and the categories of third parties the personal information was sold to; and
    • the categories of personal information that we disclosed about you for a business purpose.
  • Right to Delete: California residents have the right to request, at no charge, deletion of their personal information that we have collected about them and to have such personal information deleted, except where an exemption applies.
  • Protection from Discrimination: California residents have the right to be free from discrimination by us as a result of exercising their rights under the CCPA.
  • Right to Opt-Out: California residents have the right to opt-out of the sale of their personal information, if applicable.

California residents who wish to exercise their rights to access, know and/or delete their personal information, to the extent permitted under the CCPA, may call Curtis, toll free, at +1 (212) 696-6000 or may submit a request via this email form. We may require additional information from you in order to verify your request, as required by the CCPA.

Curtis will disclose and deliver the required information free of charge within 45 days of receiving your verifiable request. The time period to provide the required information may be extended once by an additional 45 days when reasonable necessary and with prior notice.

6. California Shine the Light Act

Under California law, if you are a resident of California, you are also entitled once per year to request and obtain certain information regarding Curtis’ disclosure, if any, of your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately prior calendar year. To make such a request, please contact our Privacy Officers with your full name, email address and postal address in your message. In response to your request, Curtis will provide you with a notice describing the cost-free means to opt-out of Curtis’ sharing (if any) of your personal information with third parties with whom Curtis does not share the same brand name, if the third party will use it for their direct marketing purposes.