Curtis is an experienced litigator, representing companies and individuals in complex civil disputes, as well as white collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters. Outside of particular disputes, Curtis provides his clients with strategic advice and incisive analysis. Curtis regularly appears in federal and state courts in New York and has significant arbitration experience. He has extensive experience handling complex commercial disputes, including cases relating to acquisitions, capital raises, broker agreements, and commercial leases.
In addition, Curtis represents individual and corporate clients in diverse matters involving securities and antitrust litigation; professional liability; insider trading, fraud, and business crimes; First and Fourth Amendment civil rights litigation; ERISA; bankruptcy proceedings; and other high-stakes stakes disputes requiring sophisticated legal advice. He also handles a range of employment litigation, including disputes involving employment agreements, restrictive covenants, and sexual harassment and discrimination claims.
Curtis frequently publishes articles on commercial litigation. He has a column in the New York Law Journal on New York contract law and disputes.
Before joining McCarter, Curtis was counsel at Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C., a boutique white collar firm in New York. While at Morvillo Abramowitz, Curtis represented individuals and companies under investigation by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, the IRS, the New York County District Attorney’s Office, and various state agencies.
Prior to his private practice, Curtis served as a law clerk to Judge Debra Livingston of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit and Judge Freda Wolfson of the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.
Curtis received his JD from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, and his BA from Dartmouth College, summa cum laude. He currently serves as the vice president of membership for the Dartmouth Lawyers Association.