Firm News

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...
November 30, 2007
Federal News Radio interviews Avi Kumin about Scott Bloch's investigation by the Office of Personnel Management's Office of Inspector General, and his destruction of computer files.
November 29, 2007
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra S. Katz gave a presentation at the ALI-ABA Course of Study on Advanced Employment Law and Litigation on November 29, 2007, entitled "Whistleblowing, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Retaliation Claims."  The course included a mock jury demonstration.  Ms. Katz prepared the attached white paper to...
November 29, 2007
KMB partner Debra Katz publishes an ALI-ABA course of study, "Whistleblowing, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Retaliation Claims." The course of study covers Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblowing and retaliation claims. Read the full course of study here.
November 29, 2007
KMB partner Debra Katz publishes an ALI-ABA course of study, "Ethical Considerations in Employment Litigation." Topics include: legal ethics in the representation of multiple parties, extrajudicial statements: lawyers' ethical obligations in communicating with the press and ethics of viewing and/or using metadata. Read the full...
November 28, 2007
Debra S. Katz sent a strongly worded letter to President George W. Bush today on behalf of a coalition of current and former employees of the United States Office of Special Counsel ("OSC") and whistleblower protection groups, urging President Bush to fire Special Counsel Scott Bloch in the wake of his admission that he...
November 23, 2007
In its December 2007 edition, Washingtonian magazine names KMB partners Debra S. Katz, David J. Marshall and Lisa J. Banks to its prestigious best lawyers in Washington list. The Washingtonian article, which is based on a poll of lawyers who named the best practitioners in their fields, describes the list as representing "...
November 7, 2007
Debra S. Katz, Avi Kumin, and Hanan Idilbi filed a religion, race, and national origin discrimination complaint against ExxonMobil Corporation in the federal district court in Delaware. The lawsuit alleges that three employees of an Exxon station on the Delaware Turnpike - Sofiene Romdhani, an Arab Muslim originally from...
November 7, 2007
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra S. Katz gave a presentation at the American Bar Association Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference on November 7, 2007, entitled "How to Do it Right: Work Place Investigations."  
November 2, 2007
Avi Kumin was a speaker at the employment law training for pro bono attorneys held by the D.C. Bar Association and the D.C. Employment Justice Center. Mr. Kumin trained attorneys about the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.