Firm News

March 29, 2008
Debra S. Katz is named by "Super Lawyers" to its list of top lawyers in the Washington, D.C. area, published in the New York Times. The list was compiled through a rigorous peer-review process, followed by an evaluation of the lawyers' expertise, awards, and cases. Only 5% of Washington, D.C. lawyers are included on the list.
March 4, 2008
KMB attorneys Debra S. Katz and Hanan Idilbi filed a whistleblower retaliation complaint with the Office of Special Counsel on behalf of Edgar Domenech, the former Deputy Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ("ATF"). Mr. Domenech alleged that ATF and the Justice Department retaliated against him...
March 2, 2008
KMB's David J. Marshall and Gary Peller, along with the Sturdevant Law Firm, persuaded a Federal Court in Baltimore to reconsider and vacate its earlier ruling that would have forced tens of thousands consumers to arbitrate their claims against BlueHippo Funding, LLC, despite the fact that they never signed arbitration...
February 18, 2008
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Avi Kumin served as a Public Interest Law Firms representative and Mentor-in-Residence for a Public Interest Employers panel on February 18, 2008 at Yale Law School.  
February 18, 2008
The National Law Journal publishes an article, "Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblowers: Experts Only, Please," by KMB attorneys Debra S. Katz and Justine F. Andronici. The article covers the recent 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Allen v. Administrative Review Board, in which the court "offered a cramped and narrow view of...
February 12, 2008
Debra S. Katz participated as a panelist for Women's Bar Association Event, "Carving Your Pathway to Success," held at the Women's National Democratic Club.
February 12, 2008
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra S. Katz participated as a panelist for an event hosted by the Women's Bar Association on February 12, 2008, entitled "Carving Your Pathway to Success."  
January 20, 2008
We are pleased to announce that the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") has named Lisa J. Banks to its National Roster of impartial experts, or "neutrals," to hear and resolve cases brought for binding arbitration before AAA. Neutrals, like Ms. Banks, are recognized for their standing and expertise in their fields, and are...
January 20, 2008
Lawdragon, an online and print legal-services information company, has named Debra S. Katz on its list of "Finalists" for the "The Leading 500 Lawyers in America." This listing is based on nominations by clients, law school deans, judges and other leaders in the legal profession. According to Lawdragon, they list of finalists...
January 14, 2008
Debra S. Katz is quoted by the National Law Journal concerning proposed amendments to the Whistleblower Protection Act. "'There is a feeling in our office that [the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals] is an unwinnable forum,' said employment litigator Debra Katz of Washington's Katz, Banks & Marshall. 'There are many of us...

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