Former Federal Prosecutor Boosts McDermott’s White Collar Capabilities in Miami


McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce the arrival of Ben Curtis as a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group in Miami. A former federal prosecutor, Ben expands the Firm’s white collar practice in Florida and enhances its health care litigation capabilities.

Prior to entering private practice, Ben served as an Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida from 2006 to 2010, and from 2010 to 2015 he served in the Department of Justice Criminal Division in Washington, DC, finishing his public service career as Assistant Chief of the Criminal Division Fraud Section. In his current practice, Ben represents clients in complex civil litigation, government investigations and regularly provides compliance counseling and advice on FCPA and health care fraud and abuse laws. He has tried more than 25 federal jury trials across the United States and offers clients experienced counsel in complex commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on providing litigation services to clients in the health industry.

“Health care organizations face increasing scrutiny and a constantly evolving regulatory landscape, both within the United States and internationally. Ben’s arrival enhances our ability to offer FCPA assistance and sophisticated white collar counsel to our clients when they need it most,” said David Rosenbloom, global head of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group. “His experience as a former federal prosecutor affords him a unique perspective to help clients navigate multifaceted government interactions and the complex legal environment facing clients operating internationally and in highly regulated sectors, such as the health industry”

Ben expands McDermott’s bench of highly regarded health care litigators, many of whom obtained valuable experience serving in various government enforcement positions.

Russell Hayman, former Deputy chief of the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles
Rebecca Martin, former co-chief of the Civil Frauds Units and Health Care Fraud Coordinator for the Southern District of New York
Mark Pearlstein, former First Assistant U.S. Attorney in Boston, who supervised the Civil and Criminal Divisions of the US Attorney’s Office
David Rosenbloom, former Deputy Chief in the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois

“At McDermott Ben and his clients will benefit not only from a strong national bench of health care litigators but also from a rapidly expanding team in Miami, including the recent arrivals of prominent health care litigator Michael Austin and health industry advisory lawyer Adam Rogers,” said Jerry Sokol, Managing Partner of McDermott’s Miami office. “We are excited to welcome Ben to the Miami office family, and we look forward to him becoming an integral part of our best in class counsel to the health industry and other sectors here in Florida and around the world.”

“McDermott has one of the most sophisticated litigation groups, and the team has substantive knowledge across a range of industries and areas of law,” Ben said. “I’m excited about the synergies between my practice and others in Miami and throughout the US who care deeply about solving clients’ toughest challenges.”

Ben received his BA from Spring Hill College and his JD from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law.

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