Firm News

December 30, 2004
In December 2004 the Washingtonian magazine named Debra S. Katz on its list of Best Attorneys in Washington, D.C. It states: "Washington is home to some of the world's best lawyers. Here are the top 30—plus 750 who are right behind them."
December 2, 2004
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra S. Katz gave a presentation at the ALI-ABA Course of Study on Advanced Employment Law and Litigation on December 2, 2004.  The presentation ranged over a number of topics, including Ethical Problems in Employment Litigation; Retaliation in the Workplace; and Plaintiff's Trial Counsel...
November 8, 2004
The National Law Journal published a commentary by Debra S. Katz and Andrew Schroeder regarding the Bill O'Reilly sexual harassment matter and attempted "extortion" suit filed by Fox News and O'Reilly. The commentary discusses settlement as a defense strategy, Bill O'Reilly's attempted legal revolution and the issues with...
August 2, 2004
KMB partners Lisa J. Banks and Debra S. Katz publish an article, "Constructive Discharge," in the National Law Journal. The article discusses Supreme Court rulings on lawsuits involving constructive discharge during the 2003-2004 term. Read the full article here.
July 29, 2004
Debra S. Katz and Alan R. Kabat publish an article, "Harassment in the Workplace." The article overviews employment law as it effects harassment claims, as well as the impact of Title VII and Section 1981. Read the full article here.
July 29, 2004
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra S. Katz gave a presentation at the ALI-ABA Course of Study on Current Developments in Employment Law on July 29, 2004, on two topics: 1) Harassment in the Workplace; and 2) Ethical Problems in Employment Law.  
March 29, 2004
KMB partner Debra S. Katz publishes an article, "Lawyers who 'tell' risk all," in the National Law Journal about the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. The article details the issues that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act will present to in-house counsel in terms of whistleblowing. Read the full article here.
December 4, 2003
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra S. Katz gave a presentation at the ALI-ABA Course of Study on Current Developments in Employment Law on December 4, 2003.  The presentation ranged over a number of topics, including Harassment in the Workplace; Ethical Problems in Employment Law; Retaliation in the Workplace; and Trial...
November 10, 2003
The National Law Journal publishes an article, "No Windfall After All," by Debra S. Katz and Alan R. Kabat, on the financial realities of sexual harassment lawsuits. The article provides an overview of Lisa Ocheltree's sexual harassment case and its financial fallout. The article argues against the conception that pursuing...
August 3, 2003
The National Law Journal publishes an article, "A Pro-Employee Trend," by Lisa J. Banks and Debra S. Katz. The article provides an overview of recent Supreme Court decisions regarding employment law. These decisions, Desert Palace v. Costa and Price Waterhousen v. Hopkins, will impact the need for direct evidence as well as...

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