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January 24, 2013
Curtis Promotes Peter Behmke to Partner in Litigation in New York


New York, January 24, 2013 - Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has announced that Peter J. Behmke has been elected a partner of the international law firm.  Mr. Behmke will continue his work as a member of the Litigation Department based in New York.

Mr. Behmke, who joined Curtis as an associate in 2004, focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, securities fraud and government regulatory investigations, as well as general commercial litigation and arbitration.

"Peter Behmke has been a major contributor to Curtis' outstanding Litigation practice, playing a significant role in many complex cases in a variety of jurisdictions" said Joseph D. Pizzurro, managing partner of Curtis and a partner in the Litigation group.  "We are proud to recognize his successful work on behalf of our clients by promoting him to partner and look forward to even greater accomplishments in the future."

Mr. Behmke is a member of the team representing the estate of a major investment bank in litigation seeking the return of billions of dollars in collateral received by creditors immediately preceding the firm's bankruptcy.  He was also a member of the trial team representing a major international accounting firm in one of the largest securities class actions in the United States. He has represented individuals and companies in both state and federal courts, as well as before the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

His experience in domestic and international commercial arbitration matters includes representation of clients in arbitration hearings conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), and the CPR Institute.

Mr. Behmke's pro bono work highlights include representation of a former inmate of Sing Sing Correctional facility in a prisoner rights case and as a member of the team that filed Habeas corpus and clemency petitions of noted death-row inmate Stanley Williams.

Peter Behmke earned his J.D. at the University of Chicago Law School and his B.A. at Boston College.  He is a member of the New York County Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP is a leading international law firm providing a broad range of services to clients around the world. Curtis has 16 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia.  The firm's international orientation has been a hallmark of its practice for nearly two centuries. For more information about Curtis, please visit or follow Curtis on Twitter ( and Facebook (

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