Firm News

January 26, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner David Marshall was one of several attorneys to react to an unveiled Department of Justice memo that may affect the extent to which False Claims Act cases will be dismissed in the future. The collection of attorney responses, titled “Attys React to DOJ’s New Memo on FCA Dismissals” range from...
January 26, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Washington Post article about CNN’s decision to reinstate Ryan Lizza. The Washington political reporter was fired from The New Yorker in December, and pulled off any CNN appearances following the discovery of “improper sexual conduct.” CNN independently investigated...
January 24, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article, “When #MeToo Becomes Catch-22,” about the unjust and often damaging aftermath of victims reporting sexual harassment. While men across all industries have been taken down by allegations of sexual harassment, the women who were victimized...
January 24, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partners David J. Marshall and Matthew Stiff represented a whistleblower in an employment-retaliation claim that he brought against government contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. as part of a “qui tam” lawsuit under the False Claims Act. The whistleblower, former Lockheed engineer Stu Rabinowitz, filed...
January 19, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Buzzfeed News article, “You Don’t Have a Right to Know the Outcome of Your Sexual Harassment Complaint.” The story examines the experience that many employees endure after reporting sexual harassment, and why many are left frustrated by an ambiguous outcome. Legally...
January 18, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz spoke at a D.C. Bar CLE event, “Current Status of Sexual Harassment Claims and Cases.” The class explored workplace harassment through a legal context, including the nuances of same-sex harassment, and the concepts of “unwelcome” and “severe or pervasive” behavior. The class also...
January 12, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in an article for The Nation, “How to End the Silence Around Sexual-Harassment Settlements.” The piece examines how confidentiality clauses in sexual harassment settlements prevent public exposure, and facilitate a culture of silence. Legislators in a number of states...
January 10, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Lisa Banks contributed to the fifth edition of the treatise, “Employment Discrimination Law.” The book, and the 2017 cumulative supplement independently, are available for purchase on Bloomberg’s website. The treatise is a complete analysis of the complex field of employment discrimination law...
January 9, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz spoke with Bloomberg Radio about how sexual harassment in the workplace costs companies money and creates wage disparities. While much attention has been paid to the size of high profile sexual harassment settlements – either very small, like in Congress, or enormous, in the case of...
January 8, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a New York Times article titled, “Partisans, Wielding Money, Begin Seeking to Exploit Harassment Claims.” The piece details how partisans on the left and right are using the heightened public sensitivity to sexual harassment to fund victims’ legal efforts, and bring...

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