Firm News

April 3, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in an AP story titled, “Six months of #MeToo: Hopes are high for lasting impact.” There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future ability of women to work in offices without having to endure sexual harassment. Powerful men have been fired for misconduct at...
March 30, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks associate Jessica Westerman was quoted in an article for the Society for Human Resource Management titled, “Workplace Bullying and Harassment: What’s the Difference?” Since the #MeToo movement, there has been greater attention paid to inappropriate or callous behavior by bosses and coworkers. And...
March 28, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Super Lawyers article titled, “Can Emojis be Deemed Sexual Harassment?” The small faces and pictures used in text messaging are ubiquitous in many people’s online conversations, but they can also have ambiguous meanings, especially in cases of sexual harassment....
March 27, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Moneyish article titled, “This is what you need to know before signing an NDA.” With all of the attention brought to non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) by Harvey Weinstein and Stormy Daniels, Moneyish asked Ms. Katz what employees should look out for in their own NDAs...
March 26, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Washington Post article, “The Humane Society’s sexual harassment scandal just won’t end.” Despite the ousting of CEO Wayne Pacelle, who stepped down following three misconduct complaints, the Humane Society (HSUS) still has a number of obstacles to overcome in order...
March 26, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a New York Times article, “#MeToo Called for an Overhaul. Are Workplaces Really Changing?” Since the Harvey Weinstein revelations, women are more empowered than ever before to report sexual harassment. The public condemnation of so many powerful men, and the deluge of...
March 26, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was interviewed on NPR’s The Takeaway to talk about non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), in employment and private life. From the White House, to The Weinstein Company, to President Trump’s personal affairs, NDAs have gained popularity among powerful people as a way to keep others...
March 26, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Alexis Ronickher was quoted in The Economist article, “Memo to White House staff: keep talking.” In an attempt to stop the serial leaks that his administration endured in its first weeks in office, President Trump used a private sector tool, and had all of his staffers sign non-disclosure...
March 22, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was interviewed by The Frame, an entertainment and pop culture radio show produced by Southern California Public Radio, to discuss The Weinstein Company’s decision to release its employees from the nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) in their employment contracts. Ms. Katz spoke with...
March 22, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Washington Post Op-Ed article, “Trump had senior staff sign nondisclosure agreements. They’re supposed to last beyond his presidency.” It was recently revealed that President Trump, in response to a series of early leaks, had his senior staff sign non-disclosure...

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