Overview

Ms. Kurtz, a seasoned attorney, has extensive experience representing U.S. and foreign companies and individuals in litigation, arbitration and mediation in a vast array of industries, including banking, insurance, electronics, telecommunications, publishing, high-tech, industrial equipment, art, wine, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and skin care products.

She has been involved in a myriad of matters involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud allegations, product liability, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, class actions, cross-border discovery, title to art and art authenticity, civil asset forfeiture, and the Hague Service and Evidence Conventions, among others.

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law (J.D.)
    • Senior Articles Editor, Fordham Environmental Law Journal, 1995-1996
  • University of Münster, Germany Law School (J.D. equivalent)

Professional Activities

Arbitral Women
Member, 2016

Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (“PAIAM”)
Member, 2016

American Bar Foundation
Fellow, 2016

Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition, Vienna, Austria
Arbitrator, 2002-present

ABA Section of International Law
Vice-Chair, Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee, 2015-present
Deputy Programs Officer, 2011-present
Co-Chair, International Mediation Committee, 2010-2012
Vice-Chair, International Litigation Committee, 2011-2013

Cobble Hill High School moot court and mock trial team
Coach & Mentor, 2010-2014

NCCUSL Drafting Committee on the Uniform Foreign Country Money Judgments Recognition Act
NYSBA Official Observer, 2004-2005

NYC Bar Association
Member, Art Law Committee, 2006-2009
Member, International Commercial Disputes Committee, 2009-2012

Languages

  • German

Professional Admissions

  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Judicial intern to the Honorable Charles S. Haight, Jr., United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1994

Judicial intern to the Honorable Dominick L. DiCarlo, Chief Judge, United States Court of International Trade, 1995

Publications & Features

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