Firm News

March 27, 2019
On March 26, 2019, Georgia Tech terminated MaChelle Joseph as Head Coach of the Women’s Basketball team.  This termination is the culmination of an unlawful campaign of retaliation against her for advocating for gender equity in athletics at Georgia Tech.  For years, Georgia Tech has provided sub-standard resources to...
March 26, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Alexis Ronickher and associate Joseph Abboud authored a practice note for Lexis Practice Advisors, “Ex Parte Contact with Current and Former Employees of Defendant Employer.” The practice note provides expert analysis of the ethical rules and obligations that attorneys must follow when...
March 20, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Alexis Ronickher and associate Matthew LaGarde published an updated version of the Cybersecurity Whistleblower Protections Guide. The comprehensive guide describes major legal claims, and provides background and analysis of federal whistleblower rewards programs that may apply to employees who...
March 15, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Michael Filoromo co-authored an article for Corporate Compliance Insights, “Can Compliance Officers Be Whistleblowers?” The article discusses the inceptions and breadth of the SEC and CFTC Whistleblower Programs, and the criteria that whistleblowers must meet to be eligible for a monetary...
March 11, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article, “WarnerMedia’s handling of Kevin Tsujihara Scandal under the microscope,” about the alleged sexual relationship between the head of Warner Bros. studio and an aspiring actress. The Hollywood Reporter published text messages between Kevin...
March 11, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner David Marshall moderated a panel at the Whistleblower Law Symposium hosted by the State Bar of Georgia. The symposium provides insight into the recent best practices in whistleblower law for attorneys who work in the practice area. Mr. Marshall moderated the panel, “Whistleblower Rights,...
March 6, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article, “Lawmakers Want to Make Bias at Work Easier to Prove.” A bipartisan group of congressional representatives is working to pass the “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act,” which would lower the standard that victims of...
March 5, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Lisa Banks spoke at a CPR Institute panel about how recent court decisions and regulatory developments affect mandatory arbitration in employment disputes.   Ms. Banks addressed the recent Supreme Court case, Epic Systems v. Lewis, which permitted employers’ use of mandatory arbitration...
February 25, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Michael Filoromo co-published the SOX Midwinter Report for the American Bar Association. The treatise focuses on the anti-retaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). The report details the elements of a whistleblower claim and possible defenses under SOX, as well as recent...
February 25, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Michael Filoromo spoke at an ABA Section of Labor and Employment conference on how two recent court decisions could change the incentives for whistleblowers and potentially further complicate issues of privileged and confidential evidence. Mr. Filoromo’s session, “In a SOX World: Be Careful...

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