Jessica Westerman Joins KBK as Partner
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 4, 2023) Katz Banks Kumin is delighted to announce that Jessica Westerman has joined the firm as a partner. Jessica was previously an associate and senior associate at KBK from 2017 through 2022.
Ms. Westerman has represented employees who have been subjected to a wide range of illegal and unfair workplace practices, including sex and gender discrimination, disability discrimination, race discrimination, retaliation, and wage theft. She currently focuses her practice on class and collective actions involving wage and hour violations under state and federal labor laws.
“We are so pleased to have Jessica rejoin the firm as a partner,” said Debra S. Katz, founding partner of the firm. “She is an incredibly accomplished attorney and will be instrumental in expanding our class and collective action wage and hour practice to our offices on the east coast.“
Ms. Westerman was recognized as a Rising Star of the Plaintiffs Bar by the National Law Journal in 2021. She is a member of the Amicus Committee of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, which submits amicus briefs in state and federal courts on important employment law issues.
Ms. Westerman received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she received the Dean’s Certificate for Special and Outstanding Service to the Law Center Community, and her undergraduate degree from Princeton University. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Westerman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Russell F. Canan of the District of Columbia Superior Court.