Firm News

September 20, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Ms. Magazine article titled, “Civil Rights Wronged.” The author reviews the current administration’s pattern of slashing protections for individuals whose civil rights have been violated.  Through strategic inaction and extreme political appointments, offices that...
September 19, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler and associate Mehreen Rasheed co-wrote an article for Law360’s Expert Analysis section titled, “Preparing for New Mass. Pregnancy Accommodations Law.” The authors cover how Massachusetts’ law will complement existing federal law with regards to protections for pregnant...
September 14, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Lisa Banks spoke at an ALI Continuing Legal Education program titled, “Whistleblower Law: Attorney-Client Privilege and Other Lessons from Bio-Rad.” Ms. Banks discussed the recent Bio-Rad Laboratories court decision stating that a whistleblower could use as evidence otherwise privileged...
August 28, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a recent article in the Christian Science Monitor titled “Meritocracy and the History of Biological Differences.” The piece analyzes how historical views of racial and gender differences have contributed to the American notion of meritocracy – a discussion made more...
August 23, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior council Carolyn Wheeler and associate Matthew LaGarde co-wrote an article for Law360’s Expert Analysis section titled, “When Employer Rules against Recoding may Violate NLRA.” The article discusses a recent decision by the Second Circuit affirming that employers cannot prohibit employees from...
August 21, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz and senior counsel Hannah Alejandro co-authored an Op-ed in the Huffington Post titled, “Discrimination isn’t just a Difference of Opinion – it’s a Violation of the Law.” The article analyzes the legal arguments surrounding former Google engineer James Damore’s firing, following the...
August 21, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Lisa Banks spoke at a DC Bar presentation titled, “ADA Employment Law and Litigation for Beginners.” The panel addressed the history and interpretation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the 2008 amendments to the statute, and recent case law developments.  Ms. Banks was joined on the...
August 15, 2017
The Best Lawyers in America© recognized Katz, Marshall & Banks partners Debra Katz, David Marshall, Lisa Banks and Avi Kumin, and senior counsel Daniel Edelman as top attorneys in employment and civil rights law for Washington DC. Since 1983, Best Lawyers© has named the nation’s top attorneys in various legal fields based...
August 15, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz and senior counsel Hannah Alejandro co-authored an op-ed piece that published in USA Today on Aug. 3. Titled “Betsy Devos’ Title IX approach fails to trust women who report sexual assault,” the article takes a critical assessment of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ implication that...
August 15, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a recent Washington Post article about a controversial memo written by a Google employee and his subsequent firing. The piece, titled “The Google Memo is a reminder that we general don’t have free speech at work,” focuses on the slim First Amendment protections that...

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