Firm News

October 12, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was the subject of a National Law Journal article titled, “Veteran DC Whistleblower Lawyer says she Reps ‘Good Guy’ in Weinstein Scandal.” Ms. Katz is representing Irwin Reiter, a longtime Weinstein Company executive, who has emerged as a major figure due to his reported objection...
October 11, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a number of publications recently discussing the formation of the Legal Network for Gender Equity – a partnership of attorneys dedicated to providing legal resources to victims of sexual harassment and sex discrimination. The National Women’s Law Center established the...
October 6, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in articles for both the Los Angeles Times and Variety Magazine, where she discussed the recent New York Times report detailing years of sexual harassment committed by Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein. The independent film pioneer has settled at least eight harassment...
September 20, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Ms. Magazine article titled, “Civil Rights Wronged.” The author reviews the current administration’s pattern of slashing protections for individuals whose civil rights have been violated.  Through strategic inaction and extreme political appointments, offices that...
September 19, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler and associate Mehreen Rasheed co-wrote an article for Law360’s Expert Analysis section titled, “Preparing for New Mass. Pregnancy Accommodations Law.” The authors cover how Massachusetts’ law will complement existing federal law with regards to protections for pregnant...
September 14, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Lisa Banks spoke at an ALI Continuing Legal Education program titled, “Whistleblower Law: Attorney-Client Privilege and Other Lessons from Bio-Rad.” Ms. Banks discussed the recent Bio-Rad Laboratories court decision stating that a whistleblower could use as evidence otherwise privileged...
August 28, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a recent article in the Christian Science Monitor titled “Meritocracy and the History of Biological Differences.” The piece analyzes how historical views of racial and gender differences have contributed to the American notion of meritocracy – a discussion made more...
August 23, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior council Carolyn Wheeler and associate Matthew LaGarde co-wrote an article for Law360’s Expert Analysis section titled, “When Employer Rules against Recoding may Violate NLRA.” The article discusses a recent decision by the Second Circuit affirming that employers cannot prohibit employees from...
August 21, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz and senior counsel Hannah Alejandro co-authored an Op-ed in the Huffington Post titled, “Discrimination isn’t just a Difference of Opinion – it’s a Violation of the Law.” The article analyzes the legal arguments surrounding former Google engineer James Damore’s firing, following the...
August 21, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Lisa Banks spoke at a DC Bar presentation titled, “ADA Employment Law and Litigation for Beginners.” The panel addressed the history and interpretation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the 2008 amendments to the statute, and recent case law developments.  Ms. Banks was joined on the...

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