Firm News

January 7, 2019
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Alexis Ronickher was quoted in an article for Law360 focused the most important cases expected this year in California. A series of sex discrimination cases against law firms were brought last year by female attorneys who claim that they were denied or delayed pay raises and promotions and...
December 19, 2018
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled to reinstate both the Title IX sex discrimination claim and part of the Title IX retaliation claim, while affirming the dismissal of the § 1983 claim and the remainder of the retaliation claim. This ruling represents a reversal on most grounds from the U.S....
December 19, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Alexis Ronickher was quoted in a report released by Senator Patty Murray, “… So I Tolerated It: How Workplaces are Responding to Harassment and the Clear Need for Federal Action.” The report covers where current practices fall short in addressing and preventing sexual harassment in the...
December 12, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Alexis Ronickher spoke as part of a webinar on the rise of unjust and coercive contract provisions being used by employers. The webinar, “Signing Your Rights Away: Coercive Waivers in the Workplace and How Advocates Can Fight Back,” was hosted by the National Employment Law Project and the...
December 12, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler spoke at an ALI-CLE course, “Changing Employment Law Currents: Examining This Administration’s Impacts.” Ms. Wheeler presented on trends in employment law from the past year or two, and their effects on employers and workers. She also examined where employers must adapt...
December 7, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Lisa Banks spoke at a United Women in Business Foundation event, “Advocates & Allies against Workplace Gender Harassment.” It has been over a year since the #MeToo movement began, and activists have forced the epidemic of workplace sexual harassment into the public consciousness, and...
December 7, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was honored in October as a recipient of the Washington Business Journal’s C-Suite Awards. On Thursday, the Washington Business Journal hosted their annual awards dinner and published profile pieces to celebrate the winners. Business leaders shared stories of their journeys, and...
December 4, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Lisa Banks spoke at the Wall Street Journal’s 11th Annual CEO Council Meeting. The annual meetings are designed to tackle issues related to the rapid political, social, and technological changes that C-Suite executives face in today’s world. The speakers included leaders in government and the...
November 16, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Washington Post article, “Google and Facebook ended forced arbitration for sexual harassment claims. Why more companies could follow.” Pressured by an employee walkout, Google announced changes to their sexual harassment policy last Thursday. Facebook followed suit...
November 13, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Avi Kumin presented a course on “Whistleblower Retaliation Law” through the Clear Law Institute’s CLE program.  The course surveyed whistleblower protection statutes under both federal and state law, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, False Claims Act, National Defense Authorization Act,...

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