Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP is a New York-headquartered international law firm with over 300 attorneys in 17 offices worldwide. Curtis is an AmLaw 200 firm and the American Lawyer lists Curtis among the top four U.S. law firms for diversity. The law firm was founded in 1830 in New York City by John and James Graham, cousins from Connecticut who established their legal practice on Fulton Street (Manhattan) in todays Financial District. In 1838, the firm admitted partner William Curtis Noyes, the son of a state Supreme Court justice. The firm merged in 1852 with another legal partnership established by a member of the Curtis family and moved to new premises on Wall Street. In 1899, Severo Mallet-Prevost joined the firm. In 1925, the firms current name was adopted, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle. The firm established its Washington, D.C. office in 1963, followed by an office in Paris in the 70s, and has continued to open offices throughout the world. The firm presently maintains its headquarters in the H. J. Kalikow and Co., Inc. building at 101 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. 2012 American Lawyer In the annual 2012 AmLaw 200 survey, Curtis is ranked 153rd, up from 177 in 2009, having increased revenues by $10 million despite the weakened economy. Curtis also ranked 89th in Compensation per Partner and 63rd in Profits per Equity Partner for the year. NLJ 250 In the annual NLJ 250 survey, Curtis is ranked 139th, up from 169th. 2011 American Lawyer International Arbitration Scorecard Curtis ranked among the top 5 law firms worldwide. 2012 Global Arbitration Review Curtis is ranked as having one of the top 30 most active International Arbitration groups. 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers Rankings National Tier 1 Admiralty & Maritime Law National Tier 2 Derivatives and Futures Law International Arbitration - Commercial National Tier 3 Biotechnology Law Oil & Gas Law Securities Regulation New York City Tier 1 Admiralty & Maritime Law New York City Tier 2 Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Derivatives and Futures Law International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Bankruptcy Trusts & Estates Law New York City Tier 3 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation 2012 Latin Lawyer 250 In the 2011 edition, Curtis is ranked as one of the leading international law firms operating in Latin America. Curtis has been recognized as one of the leading firms practicing in Mexico since 1999. Numerous lawyers were cited for their work in Latin America: Chairman George Kahale III; Managing Partner Matias Vega; Partners James Alford, Gabriela Alvarez-Avila, Eloy Barbará, David Bayrock, Santiago Corcuera Cabezut, William Candelaria, Christopher Dunn, Hermann Ferré, Robert George, Miriam Harwood, Valarie Hing, Javier Jiménez, Mark O'Donoghue, Antonio Prida, Guillermo Ulke, Kate Brown de Vejar and Claudia Frutos-Peterson.