Mr. Curtis’ notable recent experience includes serving on Weil teams representing:
- A European nation in a high-profile Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act dispute pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, which will hear oral argument during the Court’s October 2020 term.
- Pandora Media in its successful appeal to the D.C. Circuit of a decision by the Copyright Royalty Board, which determined the royalty rates for on-demand streaming of musical works for the years 2018-2022.
- Getty Images in a pending appeal before the Second Circuit relating to a multi-billion dollar copyright infringement case brought by a photo agency and numerous individual photographers.
- BTG Pactual, a Brazilian investment bank, in a multi-billion dollar dispute arising out of BTG’s acquisition of a Swiss bank that was found to be a conduit for fraud associated with the sovereign wealth fund 1MBD.
Mr. Curtis is also involved in the Firm’s pro bono program, including litigation regarding the Fourteenth Amendment, the Fair Housing Act, and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.
Prior to joining Weil, Mr. Curtis served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edward C. Prado of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and to the Honorable Sarah Netburn of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before clerking, Mr. Curtis worked as an associate in the tax and benefits department of another prominent international law firm.
Mr. Curtis received his B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Utah and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a student attorney in the Domestic Violence Clinic and served as Executive Editor of The Georgetown Law Journal.