Firm News

November 7, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a New York Times article on the importance of confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements for victims of sexual harassment and assault.  The topic was raised by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who expressed in her book and subsequent events her...
November 5, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in articles for the New York Times, the Associated Press, and CNBC about the abrupt firing of McDonald’s Chief Executive Officer, Steve Easterbrook, over a consensual relationship he had with an employee. Easterbrook, widely considered a successful executive for his...
November 4, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks associate Matthew LaGarde was quoted in the Financial Times article, “How Ken Fisher collided with a new finance culture.” Ken Fisher, the billionaire chairman of Fisher Investments, has seen his company suffer nearly $3 billion in divestments after making boorish and sexist remarks at a conference....
November 1, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks is proud to announce that for the tenth consecutive year, we have been nationally ranked by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” in the practice area, Litigation – Labor and Employment. The firm was once again recognized in Tier 1 for the Washington metropolitan area for Civil Rights Law;...
October 23, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler was quoted in the Westlaw article, “SCOTUS mulls extending Title VII protection to gay, transgender workers.” This past month the Supreme Court heard three potentially landmark cases, each of which examine the parameters of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964....
October 18, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Avi Kumin was quoted in Washingtonian Magazine's article, “Could Hunter Biden Sue Eric Trump for Defamation?” The magazine’s self-described thought experiment centered on Eric Trump’s comments about Hunter Biden at a campaign rally, and whether they would rise to the level of legally...
October 15, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz spoke about the impact of the #MeToo movement on the prevention and handling of workplace sexual harassment at the Practicing Law Institute’s (PLI’s) Employment Law Meeting. The annual two-day event hosts speakers who discuss recent developments in employment law, including new case...
October 11, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partners Debra Katz and Lisa Banks authored an article for Ms. Magazine, "Setting the Record Straight: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's Legal Team Speaks Out." The piece details the great price that Dr. Ford has paid in the year since her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee...
October 10, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Lisa Banks was quoted in the Huffington Post article, “People Get Fired From Their Jobs Without Being ‘Fired’ All the Time.” Presidential nominee Elizabeth Warren made news when she spoke about being fired from a public teaching job in 1971 when she became pregnant. A conservative news outlet...
October 8, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partners Debra Katz and Lisa Banks were interviewed on NBC Boston about progress in the #MeToo movement. Likely the most powerful image of the movement – Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee – occurred one year ago. “It shifted the world,” said Ms. Katz. “You can’...

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