Firm News

August 23, 2021
Senior associate Joseph Abboud recently spoke with The Chronicle of Higher Education about the return of the controversial social media platform Yik Yak in the article, “What Colleges Should Know About the New Yik Yak.”  With the announcement of Yik Yak’s return after a five-year hiatus, many are concerned that...
August 20, 2021
Founding partner Debra Katz, representing Charlotte Bennett, released the following statement today after Governor Cuomo’s personal attorney, Rita Glavin, held a virtual briefing:  “Governor Cuomo’s apologies rang hollow when he made them.  His excuses for his behavior—that times had changed and he was not aware that...
August 19, 2021
Katz, Marshall & Banks is proud to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized eight attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America® list. The attorneys were honored for their work in the areas of civil rights law, employment law, employment litigation, and qui tam law.  Since 1983, Best Lawyers has named...
August 18, 2021
Founding partner Debra Katz recently spoke in detail about Gov. Cuomo’s decision to resign in the wake of sexual harassment allegations on an episode of NPR’s podcast, “Here & Now.” Ms. Katz, who represents Charlotte Bennett, said that the Governor’s repeated denials and “gaslighting” were exhausting for the multiple women...
August 16, 2021
KMB founding partner Debra Katz recently discussed the ongoing impact of the #MeToo movement in the Associated Press article, “#MeToo Take 2? Movement’s strength hailed amid Cuomo fallout.” In the wake of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation following multiple accusations of sexual harassment, #MeToo activists are hailing the...
August 11, 2021
Senior associate Jessica Westerman recently appeared on multiple local news outlets to discuss Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.  Cuomo announced his resignation – which will take effect on Aug. 24 – one week after the state attorney general’s office...
August 10, 2021
Attorney Debra Katz, representing Charlotte Bennett, released the following statement today after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation, effective 14 days from today.   “Today is a solemn day.  One week after the Attorney General released a detailed report substantiating 11 women’s allegations of sexual...
August 9, 2021
Senior partner Debra Katz recently discussed allegations of sexual harassment against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with multiple news outlets.  Ms. Katz specifically addressed the contrast between Gov. Cuomo’s alleged sexually harassing and retaliatory conduct and the image he cultivated of a champion for women’s...
August 9, 2021
KMB client Dr. Rick Bright has reached a settlement with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding his allegations that HHS retaliated against him for blowing the whistle about the Trump Administration’s inadequate and irresponsible response to the coronavirus pandemic. While Dr. Bright’s employment claims...
August 9, 2021
Senior associate Joseph Abboud recently appeared on a local news segment in Wisconsin to discuss the legality of employer-issued COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Mr. Abboud said that vaccine mandates were upheld by the Supreme Court over 100 years ago. For the most part, he said, employers can mandate that their employees get the...

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