Firm News

December 6, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler and associate Greta Allardyce co-authored an article for Bloomberg Law, “INSIGHT: Employer Lessons From the WalMart Pregnancy Discrimination Settlement.” Walmart recently agreed to pay $14 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a class of current and former employees,...
December 5, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Washington Post article about Mike Isabella, a former Top Chef contestant who created a Washington, D.C. restaurant empire before losing it in a #MeToo scandal. KMB client Chloe Caras filed a lawsuit against Isabella and his partners, accusing them of “extraordinary...
November 15, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Alexis Ronickher spoke at the Food Integrity Campaign’s 10th Anniversary Conference on the panel, “Legal Bars to Truth Telling.” The panel discussed the impact of blowing the whistle, SLAPP lawsuits, defamation threats, and non-disclosure agreements. It also addressed so-called “ag-gag laws”...
November 12, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partners Lisa Banks and Michael Filoromo spoke at the ABA’s 13th Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference. The meeting is among the largest of its kind and draws attorneys who represent employees, employers, and unions, as well as government attorneys, in-house counsel, and academics....
November 7, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a New York Times article on the importance of confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements for victims of sexual harassment and assault.  The topic was raised by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who expressed in her book and subsequent events her...
November 5, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in articles for the New York Times, the Associated Press, and CNBC about the abrupt firing of McDonald’s Chief Executive Officer, Steve Easterbrook, over a consensual relationship he had with an employee. Easterbrook, widely considered a successful executive for his...
November 4, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks associate Matthew LaGarde was quoted in the Financial Times article, “How Ken Fisher collided with a new finance culture.” Ken Fisher, the billionaire chairman of Fisher Investments, has seen his company suffer nearly $3 billion in divestments after making boorish and sexist remarks at a conference....
November 1, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks is proud to announce that for the tenth consecutive year, we have been nationally ranked by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” in the practice area, Litigation – Labor and Employment. The firm was once again recognized in Tier 1 for the Washington metropolitan area for Civil Rights Law;...
October 23, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler was quoted in the Westlaw article, “SCOTUS mulls extending Title VII protection to gay, transgender workers.” This past month the Supreme Court heard three potentially landmark cases, each of which examine the parameters of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964....
October 18, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Avi Kumin was quoted in Washingtonian Magazine's article, “Could Hunter Biden Sue Eric Trump for Defamation?” The magazine’s self-described thought experiment centered on Eric Trump’s comments about Hunter Biden at a campaign rally, and whether they would rise to the level of legally...

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