Firm News

June 13, 2022
Katz Banks Kumin partner Debra Katz is among six recipients of the D.C. Bar’s inaugural Trailblazer Awards, which were established this year to commemorate the Bar’s 50th anniversary. Ms. Katz is being recognized for her leadership in the field of Labor and Employment Law.   The Trailblazer Awards recognize honorees’...
June 6, 2022
Katz Banks Kumin partner Debra Katz recently discussed the effects of the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard verdict in the Associated Press article, “Depp-Heard trial: Advocates fear chilling effect on accusers.” After Johnny Depp won a $10 million defamation judgement against ex-wife Amber Heard, who accused him of domestic violence...
June 1, 2022
Katz Banks Kumin partner Avi Kumin discussed the Department of Labor’s recent move to spotlight employee mental health in the Law360 article, “3 Employer Takeaways From DOL’s Mental Health Fact Sheet.” In new guidance published last week, the DOL clarified that workers are eligible to take FMLA leave for their mental health if...
June 1, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC – Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, the attorneys representing over 40 former Washington Commanders employees, released the below statement in response to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform requesting the testimony of Roger Goodell and Dan Snyder at a hearing on the Washington Commanders’ toxic workplace...
May 31, 2022
Katz Banks Kumin partner Adam Herzog recently spoke with SHRM about whistleblowers breaching confidentiality with their employers in the article “Breaches of Confidentiality Aren’t Limited to the High Court.”  After the draft Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked to Politico, employers have been...
May 16, 2022
Katz Banks Kumin partner Michael Filoromo recently discussed alternatives to OSHA enforcement in the Bloomberg Law article, “Whistleblower Attorneys Are Looking Beyond Safety Law Boundaries.” While the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s whistleblower provision is great in theory, it’s often “really unhelpful” in practice...
May 11, 2022
Katz Banks Kumin partner Debra Katz was honored by the National Law Journal as a winner of the 2022 Elite Trial Lawyer awards, where she was recognized in the Elite Women of the Plaintiff’s Bar category. The award was previously won by partner Lisa Banks in 2021. The NLJ selected winners from hundreds of submissions based on...
May 6, 2022
Katz Banks Kumin associate Kathryn Evans was recently quoted in an article by Ignites, “#MeToo Law to Bring More Harassment Claims into Sunlight.” The Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act was signed into law on March 3, effectively banning employers from requiring employees to sign mandatory...
May 2, 2022
Katz Banks Kumin Partner Alexis Ronickher is representing Janette Wipper, who was terminated from her position as Chief Counsel for California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing effective April 13, 2022, and Melanie Proctor, who resigned from her position as Assistant Chief Counsel that same day in protest of the...
April 28, 2022
Super Lawyers has selected eight Katz Banks Kumin attorneys to be recognized for their work in both employment law and plaintiff-side litigation in the Washington, D.C. area.  Debra Katz, David Marshall, Lisa Banks, Avi Kumin, Alexis Ronickher, Michael Filoromo, Carolyn Wheeler, and Daniel Edelman have all been...

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