Firm News

March 5, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Lisa Banks spoke at a CPR Institute panel about how recent court decisions and regulatory developments affect mandatory arbitration in employment disputes.   Ms. Banks addressed the recent Supreme Court case, Epic Systems v. Lewis, which permitted employers’ use of mandatory arbitration...
February 25, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Michael Filoromo co-published the SOX Midwinter Report for the American Bar Association. The treatise focuses on the anti-retaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). The report details the elements of a whistleblower claim and possible defenses under SOX, as well as recent...
February 25, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Michael Filoromo spoke at an ABA Section of Labor and Employment conference on how two recent court decisions could change the incentives for whistleblowers and potentially further complicate issues of privileged and confidential evidence. Mr. Filoromo’s session, “In a SOX World: Be Careful...
February 25, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Alexis Ronickher was interviewed on The EEO Studio, a podcast from DCI Consulting on the #MeToo movement and how it is affecting employers. The #MeToo movement has shed light on decades of abuse by business leaders and celebrities, and has brought justice to victims across all industries....
February 25, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article on telework as an ADA accommodation, “Work at home gets Skeptical Eye from Courts as Disability Issue.” The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act require employers to make available accommodations to qualified...
February 6, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Alexis Ronickher was quoted in a Huffington Post article, “Her Sexual Harassment Claim was Found Credible. By Then She’d Already Left Politics.” Samantha Register was a finance director for Ruben Kihuen’s 2016 congressional campaign, when she said that he sexually harassed her until she quit...
February 6, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Lisa Banks spoke at a University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Public Affairs event about her experience representing Dr. Christine Blasey Ford throughout then-Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. The event, “Into the Lion’s Den: When the #MeToo Movement Met the Senate Judiciary...
February 4, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partners Debra Katz and Lisa Banks were honored as 2019 Lawyers of the Year by the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association. The MWELA Lawyer of the Year Award is bestowed annually to one or two employment lawyers in the Washington, DC region whose significant accomplishments...
January 11, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler was quoted in a Law360 article, “Employers Who Fight EEOC Subpoenas Face Uphill Battle.” Following the Supreme Court’s April 2017 McLane v EEOC ruling that limited court review of the EEOC’s information bids, a number of court cases have reaffirmed the agency’s power to...
January 9, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks is representing Sasha Cuttler, a nurse at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, in complaints filed with the California Labor Commissioner’s Office and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  Cuttler has repeatedly raised concerns that Mr. Zuckerberg’s...

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