Firm News

September 15, 2005
Lisa Banks participated as faculty member for the American Law Institute - American Bar Association (ALI-ABA) Course of Study, Employment Discrimination and Civil Rights Actions in Federal and State Courts in Chicago, Illinois. Related Links: Visit The American Law Institute website
August 3, 2005
KMB partners Lisa Banks and Debra Katz write an article, "Only Two Major Rulings," about employment cases during the Supreme Court's 2004-2005 term. The article, published in the National Law Journal, provides an overview of Smith v. City of Jackson, Jackson v. Birmingham Board of Education and Commissioner of Internal Revenue...
February 10, 2005
KMB partner Debra Katz publishes "Evidence Issues in Harassment and Retaliation Cases: The Plaintiff's Perspective." The overview covers expert testimony, plaintiffs' factual evidence and defendants' factual evidence. Read the full article here.
February 10, 2005
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra S. Katz gave a presentation at the American Law Institute-American Bar Association continuing legal education seminar entitled “Evidence Issues and Jury Instructions in Employment Law,” which was held at the Georgetown University Law Center on February 10, 2005.  Ms. Katz...
January 1, 2005
KMB partner Debra S. Katz publishes an article, "Use of Focus Groups in Preparing for and Presenting Plaintiff's Case at Trial." The article describes the benefits of jury consultants, as well as tips for reaping the most benefits from mock juries. Read the full article here.
December 30, 2004
In December 2004 the Washingtonian magazine named Debra S. Katz on its list of Best Attorneys in Washington, D.C. It states: "Washington is home to some of the world's best lawyers. Here are the top 30—plus 750 who are right behind them."
December 2, 2004
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra S. Katz gave a presentation at the ALI-ABA Course of Study on Advanced Employment Law and Litigation on December 2, 2004.  The presentation ranged over a number of topics, including Ethical Problems in Employment Litigation; Retaliation in the Workplace; and Plaintiff's Trial Counsel...
November 8, 2004
The National Law Journal published a commentary by Debra S. Katz and Andrew Schroeder regarding the Bill O'Reilly sexual harassment matter and attempted "extortion" suit filed by Fox News and O'Reilly. The commentary discusses settlement as a defense strategy, Bill O'Reilly's attempted legal revolution and the issues with...
August 2, 2004
KMB partners Lisa J. Banks and Debra S. Katz publish an article, "Constructive Discharge," in the National Law Journal. The article discusses Supreme Court rulings on lawsuits involving constructive discharge during the 2003-2004 term. Read the full article here.
July 29, 2004
Debra S. Katz and Alan R. Kabat publish an article, "Harassment in the Workplace." The article overviews employment law as it effects harassment claims, as well as the impact of Title VII and Section 1981. Read the full article here.