Firm News

February 24, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Nature Research article, “Biologist exits prestigious post years after violating sexual-harassment policy.” Richard Schneider was the co-director of a prestigious summer course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. He is also a professor...
February 21, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz spoke to the Washington Post,  MarketWatch, and Newsweek about non-disclosure agreements and whom they serve. The use – and abuse – of non-disclosure agreements (“NDAs”) has come under fire in recent years because of their use to keep victims of harassment and...
February 18, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Michael Filoromo was interviewed on Philadelphia radio, WHYY, for a segment broadcast during National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” about age discrimination complaints filed against Philadelphia’s District Attorney, Larry Krasner. Mr. Filoromo noted that age discrimination claims are...
February 18, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Lisa Banks was quoted in the Axios article, “#MeToo hits the banking industry.” The movement that originally started in the media and entertainment world scored two huge victories in the banking industry this past week. First, Wells Fargo announced that it will drop its mandatory arbitration...
February 6, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks partners Lisa Banks and Michael Filoromo released the 2020 editions of the SEC and CFTC Whistleblower Practice Guides. The guides are comprehensive resources for whistleblowers and attorneys on how to navigate  the SEC and CFTC Whistleblower Programs and qualify for monetary awards. Among other...
February 6, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks recently released an e-book detailing the gender pay gap in the United States. Pay discrimination remains a persistent and intractable feature of the American economy. The e-book is designed to provide a greater understanding of the scope of the problem, the laws designed to address it, the...
February 5, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz spoke at an MIT Women’s and Gender Studies event about her experience as a “#MeToo attorney,” and the importance of continuing to fight in courtrooms and through political organizing to advance progressive causes. The MIT Program in Women’s and Gender Studies educates undergraduate...
February 4, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz spoke at a Harvard event, “Making #MeToo Count” along with four women – Terry Karl, Charna Sherman, Nienke Grossman, and Suzanna Challen – who spoke out against now ex-professor Jorge Dominguez. The panelists criticized the University for ignoring their and others’ complaints over...
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...

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