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December 13, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Avi Kumin was quoted in a Washington Post article discussing a new order in the Maryland State Legislature to collect data on sexual misconduct complaints made against lawmakers and their staffers. The article, “Maryland lawmakers to track sexual harassment claims – but not reveal offenders,”...
December 12, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Alexis Ronickher appeared as a guest on MSNBC Live to discuss the recent resignation of Senator Al Franken, and how politics is being affected by the cultural shift surrounding sexual harassment. Due to Congress’ long and drawn-out investigative process, party leaders need to act quickly and...
December 11, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz contributed to a Washington Post piece called, “The one best idea for ending sexual harassment.” In the article, various writers present suggestions for ending sexual harassment in the workplace across varied industries, institutions, and aspects of society. Ms. Katz wrote about...
December 11, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz spoke at the Feminist Majority’s 30th anniversary luncheon, “Women Money Power.” The luncheon is a celebration and discussion of women’s rights, and is capped by a recognition of people who have fought for women. Ms. Katz spoke during the section, “Fighting for Feminism and Taking...
December 8, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz and senior counsel Hannah Alejandro co-authored a USA Today Op-Ed entitled, “Sex harassment stakes huge for low-income women. Will #MeToo help them too?” The cultural tidal wave that has hit over the last two months has fundamentally changed the way that many see and respond to...
December 8, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz spoke on Bloomberg Radio about Senator Franken’s resignation and the potential class action lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and his companies. Given the current climate, Franken’s resignation speech today was expected. “It was inevitable,” said Ms. Katz. “Senator Franken faced...
December 8, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in an article for The Economist titled, “Democrats take a strong line on sexual misconduct in Congress.” With Senator Al Franken following Representative John Conyers’ departure from Washington, D.C., and more Congressmen facing either accusations or revelations of past...
December 6, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was interviewed for a segment on Nightly News with Lester Holt discussing the issue of sexual harassment in politics. In addition to allegations against Representative John Conyers and his subsequent retirement announcement, it was recently revealed that Representative Blake...
December 4, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz authored an article for the December issue of ALI-CLE’s The Practical Lawyer titled, “Emerging Issues in Whistleblower Law and Retaliation.” The work force has exploded over the last few decades, and with it, actions that are protected by whistleblower statutes at both the state and...
December 4, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Washington Post article titled, “Quick firing not an option in political sex-misconduct cases.” While private companies have quickly ridded themselves of sexual harassers such as Bill O’Reilly, Harvey Weinstein, and Matt Lauer, politicians live by different rules and...

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