Firm News

January 29, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks associate Jessica Westerman wrote an opinion article for Accounting Today, “Is the PCAOB doing enough?” In the aftermath of the Enron scandal, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) was created in 2002 by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to supervise audits of public companies. The Project on...
January 28, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Avi Kumin presented a continuing legal education class for the D.C. Bar titled, “How to Fire People, and How Not To.” Terminating employment can be a difficult and complicated process for both the employer and the employee.  Drawing on his experience representing terminated employees, Mr...
January 22, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler was quoted in the Bloomberg article, “Appeals Courts Weigh ‘Honest Belief’ Rule for Bias Claims.” Two pending cases in federal appeals courts will look at the breadth of the “honest belief” rule, and how it is applied in employment cases. The rule is a defense against...
January 6, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Alexis Ronickher was quoted in a Law360 article previewing important California court cases in 2020. For years the U.S. Soccer Federation has resisted calls to provide the women’s team with the same wages and working conditions as the men’s team. The public fight became official when a group...
January 6, 2020
The Jewish Telegraph Agency included Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz as one of the “Jewish figures who left their impact on the 2010s.” The list includes politicians, entertainers, business people, and activists. Ms. Katz was hailed as one of the top #MeToo attorneys of the modern era for her representation of Dr...
December 30, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was a guest on NPR’s 1A to speak about the movie “Bombshell,” which dramatizes Fox News’ Founder Roger Ailes’ habitual sexual harassment of female employees, and the resulting scandal which led to Ailes’ resignation. The scandal became public when Gretchen Carlson boldly filed suit...
December 16, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was interviewed on KPCC Radio’s The Frame about the New York Times report that Harvey Weinstein is close to settling scores of lawsuits against him for $25 million – none of which will actually be paid by him. As Ms. Katz explains, large companies often purchase “Directors and...
December 11, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partners Debra Katz and Lisa Banks co-authored an opinion article for the Washington Post, “The call to ban NDAs is well-intentioned. But it puts the burden on victims.” Beginning in 2017, the #MeToo movement helped expose the shocking ways that employers had for decades used confidentiality and...
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...

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