Matthew LaGarde Promoted to Partner

May 7, 2024

Katz Banks Kumin is delighted to announce that Matthew LaGarde has been promoted to Partner at the firm. Mr. LaGarde first joined KBK in 2011 as a paralegal before becoming an associate in 2016.

“Matthew has done extraordinary work at KBK for over a decade,” said Debra Katz, founding partner at KBK. “As a paralegal, associate, then senior associate, he has become an accomplished attorney and will now lead critical work on behalf of our clients.”

After serving as a judicial clerk to Judge George L. Russell, III, of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Matthew returned to the firm as a senior associate in 2023. During his previous tenure at the firm, he co-authored the “Cybersecurity Whistleblower Protection Guide,” an overview of the protections and rewards available to cybersecurity whistleblowers under federal and state law.

Mr. LaGarde received his J.D. in 2016 from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, Mr. LaGarde also received the Larry B. Shoa award, given annually to an evening student who has achieved scholastic excellence, and was a member of the editorial board of the Maryland Law Review.

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