Firm News

March 2, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning for the segment, “Full disclosure: The truth behind NDAs.” Non-disclosure agreements, signed either as a condition of employment or as part of a settlement, have recently come under scrutiny because they may silence victims of discrimination or...
March 2, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in an Associated Press article, “Sanders-linked group entered into racial discrimination NDA.” In 2019, a political consultant on Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign filed a lawsuit with the candidate’s political advocacy group, Our Revolution, alleging racial...
March 2, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in the Washington Post article, “New database aims to expose companies that make employees arbitrate sexual harassment claims.” A few years ago, activist Shannon Coulter started the “#GrabYourWallet campaign” by compiling information on businesses that carried products...
February 26, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Michael Filoromo co-published the SOX Midwinter Report for the American Bar Association, with contributions from associates Antuan Johnson and Matthew LaGarde. The treatise focuses on the anti-retaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). The report details the...
February 26, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz and client Patricia Wulf were interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition about reports that Placido Domingo struck a deal with the American Guild of Musical Artists to pay the union $500,000 following an investigation into allegations of the opera star’s sexual harassment. The deal, which...
February 25, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz spoke about Monday’s verdict that found disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein guilty of two felony sex crimes – one count of third-degree rape and one count of first-degree criminal sexual assault. Ms. Katz described to the New York Times the tension in the courtroom and the...
February 25, 2020
Katz, Marshall & Banks partners Debra Katz and Lisa Banks wrote an article for NBC News, “Bloomberg nondisclosure agreement controversy misses why victims can want them.” During last week’s Democratic debate, Senator Elizabeth Warren criticized Michael Bloomberg over his company’s use of non-disclosure agreements that...
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...

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