The Curtis Washington, D.C. office, established in 1963, represents public and private companies, governments and individuals in a wide range of matters before federal government agencies, and in corporate transactions, investigations and disputes domestically and abroad. We offer our clients deep experience in the core practice areas of antitrust and competition law, employment law, securities law enforcement proceedings and white-collar criminal defense, energy and infrastructure project development and finance, corporation law, international arbitration, international trade, customs law and export controls.
Like the firm as a whole, our Washington office counsels clients on complex U.S. and cross-border corporate, trade and financing transactions and the domestic and international laws and regulations that govern these transactions. Our corporate practice encompasses a wide variety of cutting-edge transactions involving all types of structuring; turnkey project planning and implementation; and mergers, acquisitions, financings and private equity investments worldwide.
Our energy and infrastructure practice includes advice on regulatory matters, project development, project finance, and mergers and acquisitions transactions involving oil and gas, electric power, transportation, telecommunications and water projects, among others. We have extensive experience in structuring projects to attract capital from equity investors and limited-recourse lenders.
Our firm’s Washington-based litigators have broad civil and criminal litigation experience representing both U.S. and foreign clients in government investigations, in litigated matters before state and federal courts and regulatory authorities, and in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. Our litigators also undertake internal investigations, counsel clients on internal compliance programs, and advise on securities enforcement and white-collar criminal matters.
The Curtis worldwide antitrust/competition law practice is coordinated from Washington. Our antitrust attorneys have been involved in numerous U.S. and international mergers, acquisitions and spinoffs; regularly advise clients concerning compliance with U.S. and foreign antitrust/competition laws, including merger control; and have represented a wide range of parties in criminal and civil investigations and litigation brought by the U.S. and foreign governments, as well as private antitrust lawsuits.
Our Washington office attorneys also counsel clients concerning international sales and trade issues, sanctions and export controls (e.g., OFAC, BIS and DDTC), customs and matters related to unfair trade practices, market access, transfer pricing, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance, and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Curtis lawyers in Washington, D.C. bring significant government experience to the firm. Our ranks include a former Director of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission, a former Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, a former Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney who served as his office’s Securities Fraud Coordinator, a former Chief International Trade Counsel to the Embassy of Mexico, and a former Secretary to ICSID arbitration tribunals at the World Bank.
The Washington, D.C. office is a part of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP (New York).
For more information about Curtis Washington, D.C.’s areas of practice, go to the Practice Areas page.