Curtis R. Waldo is a senior associate within Reed Smith’s commercial litigation department and Life Sciences Health Industry Group. He has a broad-based commercial litigation practice with a particular emphasis on the healthcare and energy industries.
Curtis has experience representing businesses and individuals in a range of commercial disputes, including product liability, employment, and construction cases in courts and arbitrations throughout the country.
- Columbia University School of Law, 2010, J.D., Senior Editor, Columbia Law Review
- University of Texas, 2007, B.A., Government
Professional Admissions & Qualifications :
- New York
Court Admissions :
- U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court – Western District of Texas
Professional Affiliations :
- Houston Young Lawyers Association
- Houston Young Professionals Endeavor
- Houston Bar Association – Litigation Section
- OneGoal – Grad Council
Clerkships : Chief Judge Julie E. Carnes, U.S. District Court – Northern District of Georgia, 1 September 2012 to 1 August 2013
- Represented the manufacturer of female pelvic health products in lawsuits alleging post-implant injuries.
- Represents employer and plan administrator in ERISA denial of benefits action brought by healthcare provider; obtained favorable summary judgment ruling in District Court (including attorneys’ fees) and affirmance in Fifth Circuit.
- Represented chemical company in four-week arbitration hearing against engineering firm in dispute regarding construction of plant in Arkansas; obtained favorable award.
- Represents oilfield services company against breach of contract claims made by former executive, as well as trade secret theft claim brought against executive.
- Represented minority investors in health insurance company in negotiation of buyout with majority shareholders.
- Represented individual-homeowner against homeowners’ association lawsuit for unpaid HOA fees and attorneys’ fees; obtained successful dismissal, preventing foreclosure on individual’s home (pro bono).
- Represented generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in relation to claim that recalled product caused death of plaintiff’s son.
- Represented construction management firm in contesting freedom of information request made by client’s competitor for client’s bid; obtained ruling from Texas Attorney General’s Office denying competitor’s request.
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