Firm News

August 6, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Washington Post article, “The challenge behind Wall Street’s ‘Weinstein clauses.’” Companies involved in mergers and acquisitions are starting to assess the potential risks to an organization should sexual harassment scandals and controversies come to light....
August 3, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Avi Kumin was interviewed on Fox 5 DC about the scandal surrounding the Ohio State University football team. Head Coach Urban Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave this week following a report that he was told of domestic violence committed by his Assistant Coach Zach Smith, and did...
August 2, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Michael Filoromo and associate Matthew LaGarde co-authored an article for the Bloomberg Law Insights section titled, “Leveraging the False Claims Act to Combat Opioid Misuse.” The opioid crisis in the United States has wreaked havoc on communities across the country, causing researchers and...
July 31, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Alexis Ronickher was named a “Rising Star” by Law360 for 2018. This distinction is awarded to attorneys under the age of 40, based on their career accomplishments. The team of editors chose Alexis as one of just five employment attorneys from across the country to win this award. Winners were...
July 30, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Law360 article, “Former Columbia Prof Gets $1.25M Retaliation Award.” Enrichetta Ravina was a professor at Columbia University who was denied tenure after she complained that her colleague, Geert Bekaert, had sexually harassed her. On Friday, a Manhattan jury found...
July 30, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in the New Yorker’s exposé of CBS CEO Les Moonves, and spoke with NPR about how companies often fail to check sexual harassment when it is occurring at the highest levels within their organization. Leslie Moonves holds a top post at CBS and is one of the most powerful...
July 25, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Lisa Banks spoke at a CPR Institute CLE Program, “Epic Systems vs. #MeToo: What Now? Program and Networking Event.” In May, the Supreme Court held in Epic Systems v. Lewis that employment contracts can require employees to individually arbitrate their claims, barring them from proceeding in...
July 19, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Avi Kumin was quoted in an article for the St. Louis based Riverfront Times titled “She Said St. Francois County Prosecutor Jerrod Mahurin Harassed Her. Then He Fired Her.” Lisa Davidson was a secretary in Prosecuting Attorney Jerrod Mahurin’s office for years, and was one of the few victims...
July 10, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler was quoted in a New York Times op-ed, “Lie Back and Take It, America.” The opinion piece is in response to recent events in American politics: President Trump’s decision to hire Bill Shine, the former Fox News executive who was forced out following reports of his “being...
July 2, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in an article for Ms. Magazine titled, “Enough is Enough.” For decades, laws have either protected employers from accountability in sexual harassment cases, or have been insufficient in their attempts to remedy instances of harassment. The #MeToo movement has changed the...

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