Firm News

April 17, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Alexis Ronickher spoke at a panel for the Washington Metro Industry Liaison Group called “Employers and the #MeToo Movement.” The panel was moderated by Andrew Turnbull, Counsel at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. Ms. Ronickher was joined by Kathleen Williams of Epstein Becker &...
April 9, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was interviewed by National Public Radio for its show “On Point,” which talks to newsmakers and thought leaders to go behind the headlines and get to the heart of today’s most pressing issues. The episode, which premiered on April 9, is titled “Bill O’Reilly, Sexual Harassment and...
April 6, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks associate Jessica Westerman wrote an article for Bloomberg Law titled, “What is the Difference Between Workplace Bullying and Illegal Sexual Harassment?” As an extension of her piece for KMB’s Employment Blog, Ms. Westerman examined the history of the Civil Rights Act, and how Title VII applies to sex...
April 6, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was a speaker for an American Bar Association webinar, “Barriers to Combatting Sexual Harassment In and Out of Court and Legislative Responses in the #MeToo Moment.” The webinar addressed the obstacles that many plaintiffs face when trying to prevail on sexual harassment claims,...
April 3, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks is representing former Director of Operations for Isabella Eatery, Chloe Caras, in her sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against celebrity chef Mike Isabella, his company, Mike Isabella Concepts, and four of his business partners. See a copy of the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court...
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...

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