Public justice has always been something that has been very close to my heart. Although the role I have played making an impact for the public good has evolved over the years, my commitment to the cause has never wavered. Fighting for the rights of workers who have been wronged is critically important to preserving social justice, and I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to help uphold and protect worker’s rights on a daily basis.
“Fighting for the rights of workers who have been wronged is critically important to preserving social justice.”
Colleen Coveney joined Katz, Marshall & Banks in June 2012 as a Litigation Fellow. She is now a Senior Associate at the Firm. During her time at Katz, Marshall & Banks, Ms. Coveney has helped achieve successful outcomes for numerous clients in a range of civil rights and discrimination matters, including gender discrimination cases under Title IX of the Education Amendments, employment discrimination and retaliation cases under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and whistleblower cases under various federal and state whistleblower laws.
Ms. Coveney received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2006 from the University of Georgia, graduating magna cum laude with Honors and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa. In 2011, Ms. Coveney received her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law. While in law school, Ms. Coveney worked as a law clerk at the ACLU of Georgia on its Immigrants’ Rights/National Security Project, for which she interviewed over 30 immigrant detainees in different detention facilities across Georgia in preparation for writing a comprehensive report on human rights violations in the immigration detention system. Ms. Coveney was also a founding member of the Legal Society for Intimate Partner Violence Education, a student-run organization dedicated to raising awareness about intimate partner violence and the law. Prior to law school, Ms. Coveney worked as a legal assistant at Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP in New York for two years.
In addition to her work at Katz, Marshall & Banks, Ms. Coveney has served as a volunteer attorney at the D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project, a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to low-income individuals in the District of Columbia.