Firm News

July 30, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Law360 article, “Former Columbia Prof Gets $1.25M Retaliation Award.” Enrichetta Ravina was a professor at Columbia University who was denied tenure after she complained that her colleague, Geert Bekaert, had sexually harassed her. On Friday, a Manhattan jury found...
July 30, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in the New Yorker’s exposé of CBS CEO Les Moonves, and spoke with NPR about how companies often fail to check sexual harassment when it is occurring at the highest levels within their organization. Leslie Moonves holds a top post at CBS and is one of the most powerful...
July 25, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Lisa Banks spoke at a CPR Institute CLE Program, “Epic Systems vs. #MeToo: What Now? Program and Networking Event.” In May, the Supreme Court held in Epic Systems v. Lewis that employment contracts can require employees to individually arbitrate their claims, barring them from proceeding in...
July 19, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Avi Kumin was quoted in an article for the St. Louis based Riverfront Times titled “She Said St. Francois County Prosecutor Jerrod Mahurin Harassed Her. Then He Fired Her.” Lisa Davidson was a secretary in Prosecuting Attorney Jerrod Mahurin’s office for years, and was one of the few victims...
July 10, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler was quoted in a New York Times op-ed, “Lie Back and Take It, America.” The opinion piece is in response to recent events in American politics: President Trump’s decision to hire Bill Shine, the former Fox News executive who was forced out following reports of his “being...
July 2, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in an article for Ms. Magazine titled, “Enough is Enough.” For decades, laws have either protected employers from accountability in sexual harassment cases, or have been insufficient in their attempts to remedy instances of harassment. The #MeToo movement has changed the...
June 22, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Washington Post article, “Intel’s CEO resigned after violating a no-dating rule. More companies are adding them in the #MeToo era.” As workplaces have grown more informal, the line between professional and social settings has been blurred. The opinions on either side...
June 21, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partners Debra Katz and Lisa Banks were quoted in an article for The Hill, titled “Women speak of pervasive harassment in DC lobbying culture.” The article features stories from women who have worked in the DC lobbying sector – commonly referred to as “K Street” – and have been subjected to pervasive...
June 21, 2018
Katz, Marshall and Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted for a Forbes piece, “8 Takeaways from the Wall Street Journal CFO Network Annual Meeting.” The meeting occurred last week, and showcased business leaders, politicians, and activists who presented on issues affecting corporate leadership. Ms. Katz discussed the effect of #...
June 20, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks associates Matthew LaGarde and Jessica Westerman co-authored an article for the Expert Analysis section of Law360 titled, “How Will Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy Impact Accusers?” While bankruptcy proceedings almost always yield less than full compensation to creditors, the amounts that former Weinstein...

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