News 12 Jun. 2020

Curtis Practices and Attorneys Recognized by Legal 500 USA 2020

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP’s practices and attorneys are honored by the newly launched Legal 500 USA 2020.

Multiple attorneys have been individually recommended in their practice areas, including the firm’s Chairman and International Arbitration practice head, George Kahale III, who is honored within the Legal 500 USA’s “Hall of Fame” in the field of International Arbitration.

The practice categories in which Curtis is recognized reflects the firm’s international orientation, with four of the six practices specialising in international work.

  • International Arbitration: “A great international arbitration team, which is impressive across the board. Very creative, very responsive, and very hands-on.”
  • International Tax: “Complete ‘partner’ mindset with respect to how they have worked with us as their clients across a range of projects.”
  • International Trade: “The team is excellent. Its work was thorough, timely, and reasonable from a cost standpoint.”
  • Investment Management: “Noted for its expertise in sovereign wealth funds, and is adept at assisting its solid client base.”
  • Corporate M&A (sub-$500m): “Top notch firm with quality people at all levels.”
  • U.S. Tax (non-contentious): “Acts for public and private corporations, tax exempt entities and high-net-worth individuals.”

A total of 19 attorneys were included in the Legal 500 USA 2020:

  • Firm Chairman George Kahale III is recognized in the “Hall of Fame” for International Arbitration and described as ‘unbeatable in both commercial and investment arbitration.
  • Washington D.C. office head Claudia Frutos-Peterson is recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” for International Arbitration and described as ‘a prominent and well-respected lawyer that can successfully lead a strong defense in complex international arbitration case.’
  • Larry Goodman continues to be recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” for M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m) and is described as ‘particularly experienced in acting as counsel for New York investment banks.’
  • Matthew McCullough continues to be recognized as a “Next Generation Partner” ranking for International Trade, described as an ‘indispensable member of the team’ with ‘deep knowledge of all procedural aspects.’
  • Dan Porter is a Recommended Lawyer in International Trade and described as ‘the most client-centered lawyer I have known in my 20 years of experience.’
  • Jim Durling is a Recommended Lawyer in International Trade and described as ‘a very astute lawyer, with an uncanny ability to identify the key issues are in a dispute.’
  • Ben Preziosi is a Recommended Lawyer in International Arbitration and described as ‘always very well-prepared and has an excellent command of all facts of the case.’
  • Marco Blanco is a Recommended Lawyer in International Tax and U.S. tax and clients comment ‘his advice is effectively a definitive point in any discussion.’
  • Klas Holm is a Recommended Lawyer in International Tax and U.S. tax.
  • Carl Ruggiero, Shaun Reader are Recommended Lawyers in Investment Management.
  • John Nielsen is a Recommended Lawyer in Corporate M&A ($500m).
  • International Arbitration partners Simon Batifort, Justin Jacinto; Tax partnerEduardo Cukier; Corporate partner Valarie Hing; and Trade counsel Valerie Ellis are mentioned as other key lawyers.

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