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
News 09 Aug. 2021
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle enters into association with Chevalier Law in Singapore.
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
News 30 Nov. 2021
Curtis Expands its International Arbitration and Public International Law Team in London with New Counsel Lise Johnson
Senior Associate Martin Wolff Discusses Tax Related Practical Questions Regarding Current Legislation on the Development of E-Charger Infrastructure in Germany in Institutional Money
Event 03 Dec. 2021
Sara Dangón Leads the Investment Arbitration Module for ACCOLDI’s Intensive Course on Public International Law
News 12 Nov. 2021
Hermann Ferré’s SCOTUS Argument Featured on Podcasts "We the People" and Law360's "The Term"
Event 22 Nov. 2021
Partner Antonia Birt spoke at ADGMAC and AIAC Webinar Series: Webinar 5 - Disputes in Fintech and Complex Technology in MESEA
News 11 Nov. 2021
Partner Antonia Birt gives opening remarks at launch of the Mena Sub-Committee of the Campaign For Greener Arbitrations
Event 17 Nov. 2021
Partner Charlie Howland chairs conference addressing legal and financial risks and opportunities associated with the development of solar power/microgrids/battery storage facilities on environmentally impaired lands
Event 15 Nov. 2021
Simon Batifort Participates in Oxford-Style Debate for New York Arbitration Week
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)
Pro Bono 17 Sep. 2019
Curtis successfully defended an individual in deportation proceedings before the Baltimore Immigration Court, arguing that our pro bono client was eligible for cancellation of removal under Section 240A(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The Immigration Court held that Curtis’ client was deserving of relief from deportation due to his long-standing residence in the United States, family ties, and positive equities such as his consistent work history.
Prior to his hearing, Curtis’ client had been in immigration detention for nearly four months after serving a 45-day imposed sentence for a misdemeanor conviction of possession of a handgun. Curtis argued that the client’s purchase and carrying of the handgun was a disproportionate but understandable response to violent threats he received at his place of work, which were eerily similar to those that led to his father’s senseless murder four years earlier. This theory of the case was confirmed by a psychiatric evaluation, which found that Curtis’ client suffered from elevated clinical levels of post-traumatic stress. The psychiatric evaluation was used as evidence before the Immigration Court.
The Department of Homeland Security waived appeal of the decision of the Immigration Court, resulting in the client’s immediate release from confinement in the court where he had been transported for his hearing. Curtis’ client walked out of the court with his attorneys and his sister as a free, lawful permanent resident of the United States. He plans to live with his family and to continue his education in mechanical engineering.
The Curtis team was led by associates Gina Colarusso, Kimberly Reynolds, and Marija Ozolins, with the assistance of partners Claudia Frutos-Peterson and Daniel Porter, all of the Washington, D.C. office; and partner Turner Smith of the New York office.
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News 23 Nov. 2021
Curtis’ Historic Role in SCOTUS Case Discussed in “Advisory Opinions” Podcast