Event 27 May. 2021
Curtis Partners Speak at the Fifth ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration
Event 19 May. 2021
Partners Timi Balogun and Marc Hammerson to speak on Nigeria's update to its oil and gas legislation at webinar hosted by AIPN
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
News 13 May. 2021
Curtis New York Partner Leads Brussels Expansion
News 22 Apr. 2021
Curtis Practices and Attorneys Gain Recognition in the Legal 500 EMEA 2021
Event 16 Jun. 2021
Partners Luciana Ricart and Fernando Tupa Speak at Workshop on Hearings in International Arbitration in The Arbanza School of Arbitration Course
Event 13 May. 2021
Curtis Partners Speak about How Chapter 11 Impacts Mexican Companies
Event 02 Jun. 2021
Co-Head of the Tax Department, Marco Blanco and Tax Partner, Olga Beloded teach a three day course on International Taxation as part of The Executive LLM Program conducted by The DIFC and University of Paris II – Assas in Dubai.
News 05 Feb. 2021
London partners Charles Buderi and Luciana Ricart part of team securing absolute victory for the UAE at the International Court of Justice
Event 27 Apr. 2021
Partner Gabriela Alvarez Avila speaks on Recent Developments in International Commercial & Investment Arbitration in North America
News 31 Mar. 2021
Partner Simon Batifort Elected to the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law
Client Alert 06 Apr. 2021
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: April 6, 2021)
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: April 6, 2021)
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Jacques Semmelman, a partner in the Litigation group, combines the courtroom skills and trial experience of a former Assistant U.S. Attorney with a strong scientific background that includes a Ph.D. from Harvard University's Division of Applied Sciences. Mr. Semmelman's training and experience make him especially qualified to handle litigation involving complex quantitative, econometric, scientific and engineering issues.
Mr. Semmelman obtained his B.S. degree from Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society. He then obtained a master's degree in mathematics from Harvard University. For his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at Harvard, he wrote a doctoral thesis on the partial differential equations of fluid dynamics with non-standard boundary conditions. He received his law degree, with honors, from Harvard Law School.
Mr. Semmelman joined Curtis as an associate in 1983. From 1987 to 1990, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, in the Eastern District of New York, after which he returned to Curtis. Mr. Semmelman has served as lead counsel in more than two dozen trials and major evidentiary hearings before juries, judges and arbitral panels. He is also an accomplished appellate advocate, having argued sixteen appeals. He has extensive experience in all phases of civil and criminal litigation and arbitration, as well as in the defense of government investigations and enforcement proceedings. His broad practice has included significant matters involving antitrust, contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, commodities, securities, trademark, patent, computer hacking, U.S. sanctions regulations, and international extradition. He has considerable experience in cases involving the pharmaceutical industry.
Mr. Semmelman has expertise in U.S. anti-corruption law, as well as in U.S. sanctions and export controls law. He advises clients on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and with regulations issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury (OFAC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (BIS). He heads the firm's Export Controls and Sanctions Committee and practice group.
In the area of intellectual property litigation, Mr. Semmelman has experience in pharmaceutical patent and regulatory (Hatch-Waxman) litigation, as well as in U.S. International Trade Commission litigation involving microchip technology and finite element analysis. His intellectual property practice also encompasses Lanham Act litigation, including cases involving trademark infringement, trade dress infringement and false advertising.
Mr. Semmelman has also achieved recognition in the area of international extradition. He has lectured and published extensively in this area, and his law review articles have been cited by numerous courts, including the U.S. Courts of Appeals for seven federal circuits. He has been involved as counsel or co-counsel in several high-profile extradition cases. Mr. Semmelman has testified at trial on behalf of the Ministry of the Attorney General of British Columbia as an expert witness on U.S. extradition law and procedure. In that case, the Supreme Court of British Columbia relied upon Mr. Semmelman's expert report and testimony, and described him as "a leading expert on extradition proceedings in the United States," with "broad practical and academic experience."
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News 19 Feb. 2021
Curtis Secures Partial Summary Judgment in Aluminum Warehousing Antitrust Litigation
Client Alert 27 Jan. 2021
New AML Subpoena Power over Foreign Bank Records and New Enforcement Standards of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020