Aaron J. Curtis


Aaron Curtis
Aaron J. Curtis is counsel in Weil’s Appeals and Strategic Counseling practice and its Complex Commercial Litigation practice. He is an adept and versatile advocate with experience litigating a wide array of business disputes in trial courts, appellate courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court. In recent years, Aaron has successfully argued multiple appeals in federal appellate courts.

Aaron has been recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for his work in both appellate and commercial litigation. He also brings a unique perspective to the practice of litigation, having previously worked on mergers and acquisitions in a variety of business sectors as a tax and benefits associate at another prominent international law firm.

Some of Aaron’s notable experience includes:

  • Successfully arguing an appeal on behalf of a major retailer in which he convinced the Fifth Circuit to vacate the lower court’s ruling on a critical contract dispute and render judgment in the retailer’s favor.
  • Representing a European nation in a successful appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court of a high-profile Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act dispute, resulting in a unanimous opinion and reversal.
  • Serving as appellate counsel to Getty Images in a successful appeal before the Second Circuit relating to a multi-billion dollar copyright infringement case brought by a photo agency and numerous individual photographers.
  • Successfully arguing a First Circuit appeal in a case challenging New Hampshire’s practice of involuntarily detaining mental health patients without procedural due process.
  • Securing three separate dismissals with prejudice in three separate RICO cases brought against a biotechnology company, United Therapeutics Corporation, in the span of just two business days.
  • Representing 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.
  • Obtaining decisive victories for Pilgrim’s Pride, the second largest poultry producer in the U.S., in a securities class action and shareholder derivative action relating to alleged industry-wide price fixing.
  • Securing an appellate victory for Pandora Media in its appeal to the D.C. Circuit of a decision by the Copyright Royalty Board that set royalty rates for on-demand streaming of musical works.
  • Arguing an important voting rights appeal in the Fifth Circuit in a case challenging a sweeping 2021 Texas law that restricts voting rights access.

Before joining Weil, Aaron clerked for Judge Edward C. Prado of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and for Judge Sarah Netburn of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Aaron 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 served as Executive Editor of The Georgetown Law Journal.

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