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February 4, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC– Today the House Committee on Oversight and Reform released crucial information which made clear why NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the National Football League have stonewalled efforts to release the Wilkinson report and have instead allowed Dan Snyder to consolidate his ownership of the Washington Football...
February 3, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC– Today, six former Washington Football Team (WFT) employees testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform about the WFT’s disturbing culture of sexual harassment and workplace misconduct.  The brave individuals who testified shared that they and their female colleagues experienced sexual...
January 28, 2022
Katz Banks Kumin partner Alexis Ronickher and associate Nicolas O’Connor recently published an article on TechCrunch, “Whistleblowers can protect crypto and DeFi.”  As lawmakers seek to reign in the rapidly growing cryptocurrency industry, many crypto-enthusiasts worry about over-regulation. According to Ms. Ronickher and...
January 28, 2022
Katz Banks Kumin associate Rachel Green recently appeared on “The Takeaway” with Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss New York’s recently enacted whistleblower protections. Prior to the new legislation, New York lagged behind federal law in the protections that it offered to whistleblowers, particularly healthcare workers reporting...
January 27, 2022
Attorneys Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, who represent 40 former employees of the Washington Football Team (WFT), issued the below statement regarding the House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s upcoming roundtable on “Examining the Washington Football Team’s Toxic Workplace Culture:" “Today we learned that on Thursday, February...
January 7, 2022
Founding partner Debra Katz has been named by Northeastern Law’s Judith Olans Brown Forum for the Advancement of Women in the Law as its first Practitioner-in-Residence. Ms. Katz will be at the law school from March 9 to March 11, 2022, where she will lead class lectures, meet with student groups and graduates, and hold office...
January 6, 2022
Katz Banks Kumin is proud to welcome Rachel Green and Alexandria Smith to the firm as an Associate and Litigation Fellow, respectively.   Prior to joining Katz Banks Kumin, Ms. Green served as a law clerk to the Honorable David F. Hamilton of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She also worked as an associate at...
December 15, 2021
Attorneys Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, who represent 40 former employees of the Washington Football Team (WFT), issued the below statement following yesterday’s Washington Post article on the WFT’s efforts to block the National Football League’s (NFL) investigation:   “We are disturbed but not surprised by the...
December 7, 2021
Senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler recently published an article in Law360, “Courts Must Recognize Title VII ‘Terms and Conditions’ Claims.” While Title VII of the Civil Rights Act clearly prohibits discrimination related to not just hiring, firing, and compensation, but also other “terms, conditions or privileges of employment,”...
December 5, 2021
Attorney Debra Katz issued a statement this morning following CNN’s termination of Chris Cuomo Saturday evening. “In the wake of public sexual harassment allegations against former Governor Andrew Cuomo, Chris Cuomo looked directly into the camera and told viewers of Cuomo Prime Time, ‘I have always cared very deeply about...

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