I greatly admire the employees I represent. Some have experienced retaliation for doing the right thing by speaking out about fraud or threats to public health and safety. Others have suffered discrimination because of how they look, what they believe, or when they were born. All have decided not to accept what was done to them, even though that would be the much easier path. I am honored to fight for people who have the courage to stand up to injustice.
“I am honored to fight for people who have the courage to stand up to injustice.”
Michael Filoromo joined Katz, Marshall & Banks in May 2008. Now a partner at the firm and the Secretary of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, Mr. Filoromo has helped achieve successful outcomes for numerous clients under the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate whistleblower protections, the False Claims Act anti-retaliation provisions and the anti-discrimination and retaliation protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and corresponding state laws. He regularly represents whistleblowers in the aviation, nuclear, railroad, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries. Mr. Filoromo has also submitted numerous tips to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on behalf of whistleblowers who have identified fraud on shareholders, bribery of foreign officials, and other securities violations.
In 2009, Mr. Filoromo graduated from the George Washington University Law School, where he was a Merit Scholarship recipient. In 2005, he received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Drexel University, graduating from the Honors College summa cum laude with first honors and receiving the highest academic achievement award.
While in law school, Mr. Filoromo co-chaired the pro bono Criminal Justice Reform Project, which focused on sentencing reform and community reentry of ex-offenders. He later interned with the Honorable Magistrate Judge Facciola in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, then worked with the Special Litigation Unit of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, focusing on racial disparities and systemic failures in the maintenance of juror rolls. Mr. Filoromo additionally served as a research assistant for Donald Braman, J.D., PhD, researching gender identity provisions in universities’ equal employment opportunity policies and helping to pilot a study on the efficacy of jury instructions in counteracting racial bias.
Before law school, Mr. Filoromo worked as a research assistant at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice on a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. In connection with that work, Mr. Filoromo co-authored “From Principles to Practice: A Study of Implementation of Supported Housing for Psychiatric Consumers,” published in Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, and presented at the 4th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health in Quebec, QC, Canada. Mr. Filoromo also contributed to the updated 2018 version of the book, "New York Employment Law." Finally, Mr. Filoromo worked as a brain injury therapist at MossRehab Hospital in Philadelphia.
In May 2015, Mr. Filoromo was appointed Secretary of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association. In this position, Mr. Filoromo will work with Chapter leadership and others in developing educational events.