Firm News

May 23, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Adam Herzog was quoted in an Ignites article, “TIAA Fired Me Over Race, Not Rule-Breaking: Ex-Staffer.” Sean Lawrence, an ex-TIAA employee who is African-American, claims that his termination last year was racially motivated, and that the company’s justification – that he used the company’s...
May 18, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz authored an opinion piece for the Washington Post titled, “30 million women can’t sue their employer over harassment. Hopefully that’s changing.” The statistic, calculated by the Economic Policy Institute, shows that since the mid-1990s, mandatory arbitration clauses have become...
May 16, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Alexis Ronickher was quoted in a Wall Street Journal blog titled, “Cybersecurity Whistleblowers are Growing Corporate Challenge.” The SEC sent a message to companies in April when it fined Altaba Inc. (formerly Yahoo) $35 million for its negligent handling of a 2014 cyber hack. The agency’s...
May 9, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks associate Stacy Cammarano authored an op-ed in the Washington Post titled, “#MeToo in the federal court system is doomed to fail.” As an extended version of her blog for KMB’s Employment Law Blog, Ms. Cammarano explains how the system for law clerks who are victimized fails, and calls on Congress to...
May 8, 2018
The Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit held oral arguments today in the case, Feminists United et al v. University of Mary Washington et al in which the U.S. Preeminent Constitutional Law Scholar Erwin Chemerinsky argued the case for the Plaintiffs.  KMB attorneys Carolyn Wheeler, Joseph Abboud and Debra Katz submitted the...
April 27, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in the Associated Press article “#MeToo Leaders: Cosby’s Conviction Will Bolster the Movement.” Cosby, an American comic and TV icon for decades, was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting Andrea Costand, a Temple University employee, in 2004. It is a significant...
April 26, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz, and senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler spoke at the 2018 Enough is Enough Summit. The summit is an all-day event of panels and speeches from a variety of legislators, activists, academics, and survivors dedicated to addressing sexual violence and harassment.  Ms. Katz spoke on the...
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 have all been recognized as 2018 Washington, D....
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...

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