Profile

Curt is well versed in the regulatory landscape affecting the cybersecurity practices of businesses operating in New York. He has counseled clients on issues of breach response and notification and helped clients avoid liability and pursue claims involving cybersecurity breaches.

Curt counsels clients through the often high-stress incident responses and investigations to determine the scope of potential liability and required reporting. Curt regularly writes and presents on compliance with the New York SHIELD Act and has advised clients on compliance with New York Department of Financial Services regulations. 

  • Listed in:
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Upstate New York Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2018-2022
    • Forty Under 40, Rochester Business Journal, 2018
  • New York State Bar Association, Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2017
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Emerging Bar Leader Award, 2016
  • The Daily Record, Excellence in Law, Up & Coming Attorneys Award, 2016
  • New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Awards Committee; Former Member of Board of Trustees and Executive Committee; Past Chair, Young Lawyers Section
  • Senior Editor, Albany Law Review

  • "Understanding the Pitfalls of Shareholders' Agreements," Rochester Business Journal, March 6, 2020
  • "State's SHIELD Act in Effect to Regulate Cybersecurity Protections," Rochester Business Journal, October 25, 2019
  • "Strife in Business Partnership Sometime Necessitates a Dissolution," Rochester Business Journal, December 5, 2018
  • “Telling War Stories: Just Because it’s on PACER Doesn't Make it Fair Game,” The Daily Record, October 2, 2017
  • Quoted in “Foundations Face Costs with New N.Y. Rules,” Rochester Business Journal, February 3, 2017
  • Quoted in “New Cybersecurity Regulations Need Clarification,” Rochester Business Journal, November 11, 2016
  • "What the Email Privacy Act Means for Firms," Rochester Business Journal, June 3, 2016
  • "State, U.S. Courts Aim to Reduce Costs of Litigation," Rochester Business Journal, October 16, 2015
  • "Litigators Beware: Your Email Might Serve as a Binding Settlement Stipulation," NY Daily Record, August 11, 2013

  • My Firm Got Hacked and Taken Hostage: The Anatomy Cyberhacking, Rochester, New York, 2017
  • Risk Management, Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York, 2017
  • Conflicts of Interest – Frequent Issues Faced by the Defense, New York, New York, 2016
  • The Dos and Don'ts of Debt Collection – FDCPA, TCPA and NY DFS, Rochester, New York, 2016

  • Causewave Community Partners, Board Member
  • Villa of Hope, Board Member