Statement from Lisa Banks and Debra Katz on Sale of Washington Commanders

April 13, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, the attorneys representing over 40 former Washington Commanders employees, released the below statement in response to news of the Washington Commanders sale.

“Today marks the end of a long, difficult chapter for all employees and fans of the Washington football organization. We are proud of our many clients who made this moment possible – the brave women and men who came forward repeatedly and at great personal risk to expose the decades of sexual harassment and financial wrongdoing at the team.  Their determination and perseverance forced this sale to happen.  

“We want to welcome the new owners and hope a new chapter can truly begin at the organization. We expect that the NFL now understands that such an abusive workplace for women is unacceptable. The NFL must be more vigilant and must ensure that owners are held to the same standards as all employers; sexual harassment is illegal and must not be tolerated.”