From 1970-1973 Mr. Kurland was a litigator with the law firm Cahill, Gordon & Reindel and a member of the team that represented The New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case. Mr. Kurland served as chair of the litigation departments at Baer Marks & Upham (1979-1986) and at Snow Becker Krauss P.C. for 24 years (1986-2011). For more than 30 years, Mr. Kurland has been a member of the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) as well as the trial techniques programs at Hofstra and Cardozo Law Schools. He is a past President of the New York University School of Law Alumni Association (2004 & 2005). He is also a member of the Board of Directors and pro bono counsel for 26 years of WHY Hunger Year, a not-for-profit founded by the late performer Harry Chapin. He is on the Board of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. Mr. Kurland is a mediator in the N.Y. Supreme Court and has served as an arbitrator for FINRA and the AAA. He is the former chair of the Committee on Recruitment of Lawyers of the New York City Bar Association. Mr. Kurland is a member of The Friars Club.