Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Lisa J. Banks served as moderator of a panel discussion during the 2012 Government Liaison Program, hosted by the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law. The Program took place from January 22-24 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC.
On Monday, January 23, Banks co-moderated a panel focused around the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA”), entitled “Veterans Rights and Expanded Protections – USERRA, expanded affirmative action obligations, enforcement.” Ms. Banks has successfully represented employees in discrimination and whistleblower protection cases at both the trial court and appellate levels for over fifteen years. In addition to Ms. Banks, the panel featured Sharon Alexander and Chris Kuczynski of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Keir Bickerstaff and Nora Carroll from the U.S. Department of Labor, and Delora Kennebrew, Employment Section Chief of the U.S. Department of Justice. The panel was co-moderated by Karen Buesing, an attorney from Akerman Senterfitt who primarily represents employers.