News 17 Oct. 2022

Appellate Litigation Partner Michel Paradis Joins Curtis in New York

Curtis is pleased to welcome veteran litigator, legal scholar, and appellate litigation attorney, Michel Paradis, as a partner in its litigation practice.

Mr. Paradis has led dozens of high-profile, high-impact matters in civil and criminal cases in almost every appellate posture in courts around the globe. In private practice, he has represented clients ranging in size from tech start-ups to members of the Dow 30.

Starting in 2007, Mr. Paradis worked for the U.S. Department of Defense, focusing on human rights litigation and policy work arising out of Guantanamo Bay. He represented both the U.S. Department of Defense’s Military Commission Defense Organization and the detainees themselves, including the first post-trial appeal to arise out of the military tribunals in 2009. In recognition of his work, he received the U.S. Department of Defense, Secretary of Defense Global War on Terrorism Medal in 2021

As a leading international lawyer and national security law scholar, Mr. Paradis is on the faculty of Columbia Law School, where he is a Lecturer, and previously taught at Georgetown Law School. He is a critically-acclaimed author and a prolific speaker, and is editor in chief of the popular appellate law podcast, Audio Arguendo, which curates and broadcasts appellate arguments from around the globe.

Curtis Litigation co-chair, Joseph Pizzurro said “Michel Paradis will bring further heft to our market leading disputes practice in New York. We expect great things of him and welcome him to the team.”

Mr. Paradis said “Very excited to be a part of the team at Curtis. No firm offers the same combination of international reach, tradition, and excellence.”

Mr. Paradis holds a D.Phil from the University of Oxford; a J.D. magna cum laude and a B.A. cum laude from Fordham University, New York, NY.

Mr. Paradis is the most recent in a series of appointments to join Curtis’ market leading disputes practice.

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