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Kurt M. Denk maintains a diverse practice focusing on general civil and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Denk has assisted in representing clients in a variety of advertising, antitrust, contract and real estate matters, including in litigation, domestic and international arbitration, and proceedings before the National Advertising Division and the National Advertising Review Board. He has been part of Kramer Levin teams that secured a $250 million settlement in an antitrust class action of consumer packaged goods companies against News Corporation and affiliated co-defendants; represented major consumer goods companies in Lanham Act false advertising litigation; and concluded a financial institution’s long-standing contract dispute with a former high-level employee, first in federal court and then in an arbitration proceeding.

Mr. Denk dedicates significant time to pro bono work and has represented or assisted in representing several asylum applicants, an inmate assaulted by prison guards, a class of public assistance and food stamp recipients in a suit against New York state and city agencies, and a nonprofit revising its bylaws pursuant to New York’s Non-Profit Revitalization Act and subsequently pursuing a corporate reorganization. Mr. Denk has also co-authored various amici curiae briefs supporting marriage equality and other LGBT rights causes in cases before a number of the United States Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States, including Obergefell, in which the Supreme Court ruled in favor of civil marriage equality.

Mr. Denk serves on Kramer Levin’s Pro Bono Committee, and previously served for three terms as an elected member of Kramer Levin’s Associates Committee.

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J.D., UC Berkeley School of Law, 2010
  • Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law
  • Berkeley Law liaison for the San Quentin Prison Restorative Justice Roundtable
  • Death Penalty Clinic
  • East Bay Community Law Center, Clean Slate Clinic
  • Jurisprudence Awards in Advanced Topics in Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law and East Bay Community Law Center Clinic Seminar
  • Best Oral Argument Award in Written and Oral Advocacy
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M.Div., Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, 2007
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M.A., Philosophy, Fordham University, 2001
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B.A., History, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Georgetown University, 1996
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New York, 2011
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Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry,  U.S.C.A., 3rd Circuit, 2010 - 2011
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U.S. Supreme Court
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U.S.C.A., 1st Circuit
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U.S.C.A., 3rd Circuit
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U.S.C.A., 10th Circuit
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U.S.C.A., 11th Circuit
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U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York
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U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York
    -Thomson Reuters’ New York Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2016)
    -NYSBA’s Empire State Counsel honor (2015)
    -Legal Services NYC Honor Roll (2014)
    -American Bar Association
    -New York City Bar Association
    -Boston College Law School, visiting assistant professor (2011-2012)
    -Honorable Robert D. Sack, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, summer intern (2008)
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