Firm News

April 25, 2018
Super Lawyers has selected eight Katz, Marshall and Banks attorneys to be recognized for their work in both employment law and plaintiff-side litigation in the Washington, D.C. area. Firm partners Debra Katz, David Marshall, Lisa Banks, Avi Kumin, and senior counsel Daniel Edelman ...
April 24, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article, “A Double-Edged Smiley? Emojis in Employment Suits Cut Both Ways.” Over the last few years, texting and other informal communications have become far more common between coworkers, and this trend has leaked into the legal industry. In cases of...
April 23, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Avi Kumin chaired and moderated a D.C. Bar CLE, “Thorny Ethics Issues in Employment Law and Litigation.” The panel discussed common ethical issues in employment law, and advised on how to best navigate such situations from both the plaintiff’s and defense’s points of view. Specifically, the...
April 20, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partners Debra Katz and Avi Kumin were quoted in articles for the Associated Press, Law360, and SHRM about the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that a worker’s past compensation can no longer serve as justification for paying women less than men. The 11-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court ruled that an...
April 20, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a New York Times article titled, “Pro Cheerleaders Say Groping and Sexual Harassment Are Part of the Job.” Interviews with dozens of cheerleaders have painted a distressing picture of abuse that cheerleaders are expected to endure as part of their jobs. Interacting...
April 17, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Alexis Ronickher spoke at a panel for the Washington Metro Industry Liaison Group called “Employers and the #MeToo Movement.” The panel was moderated by Andrew Turnbull, Counsel at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. Ms. Ronickher was joined by Kathleen Williams of Epstein Becker &...
April 9, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was interviewed by National Public Radio for its show “On Point,” which talks to newsmakers and thought leaders to go behind the headlines and get to the heart of today’s most pressing issues. The episode, which premiered on April 9, is titled “Bill O’Reilly,...
April 6, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks associate Jessica Westerman wrote an article for Bloomberg Law titled, “What is the Difference Between Workplace Bullying and Illegal Sexual Harassment?” As an extension of her piece for KMB’s Employment Blog, Ms. Westerman examined the history of the Civil Rights Act, and how Title VII applies to sex...
April 6, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was a speaker for an American Bar Association webinar, “Barriers to Combatting Sexual Harassment In and Out of Court and Legislative Responses in the #MeToo Moment.” The webinar addressed the obstacles that many plaintiffs face when trying to prevail on sexual harassment claims,...
April 3, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks is representing former Director of Operations for Isabella Eatery, Chloe Caras, in her sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against celebrity chef Mike Isabella, his company, Mike Isabella Concepts, and four of his business partners. See a copy of the complaint filed in the U.S. District...

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