Lisa Banks Discusses #MeToo at ABA Annual Meeting

August 12, 2019

Katz Banks Kumin partner Lisa Banks spoke at the showcase CLE program at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting, “The #MeToo Reckoning: How Far We’ve Come & Where We Go from Here.”

The annual meeting of the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice offers CLE courses that educate attendees on recent legal developments and cases that affect the civil rights practice area. Ms. Banks’ #MeToo CLE was highlighted as the showcase program of the association’s annual meeting.

Ms. Banks spoke about the nuance needed when addressing widespread use of confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and stressed the importance of the #MeToo movement in changing how companies view allegations of sexual harassment: “We are certainly seeing an effort, a better effort by corporations to take this seriously.” But the biggest impact from the movement has not been a change in policy, Ms. Banks says, but rather a societal recognition of the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and assault, and how that has empowered victims “to stand up and say, ‘We’re mad as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore.'”

Read’s coverage of the panel here.