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September 27, 2021
Katz Banks Kumin is proud to announce that Lawdragon has recognized ten attorneys in its list of 500 leading plaintiff employment and civil rights lawyers: Debra Katz, Lisa Banks, David Marshall, Avi Kumin, Colleen Coveney, Michael Filoromo, Adam Herzog, Alexis Ronickher, Matthew Stiff, and Daniel Edelman.  This is...
September 24, 2021
Founding partner Debra Katz recently criticized new attacks against Katz Banks Kumin client Charlotte Bennett made by Rita Glavin, an attorney for former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Ms. Bennett came forward earlier this year with allegations that then-Gov. Cuomo had sexually harassed her. An investigation by the state...
September 23, 2021
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently published a series of articles detailing its findings of an investigation into Facebook.  The series is based on interviews with current and former Facebook employees and an extensive review of internal Facebook documents, some of which have been reportedly turned over to...
September 1, 2021
Founding partner Debra Katz was recently quoted in the Associated Press article, “Andrew Cuomo’s Legal Woes Could Cost the Public $9.5 Million.” The state of New York has agreed to pay up to $9.5 million to lawyers representing and investigating former Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration amid allegations of sexual...
August 25, 2021
Senior counsel Carolyn Wheeler was recently quoted in the Law360 article, “Religious Exception To Bias Law May Go Back To High Court.” Since last year’s Supreme Court ruling in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, which took a broad view of the ministerial exception to employment discrimination claims, federal...
August 23, 2021
Senior associate Joseph Abboud recently spoke with The Chronicle of Higher Education about the return of the controversial social media platform Yik Yak in the article, “What Colleges Should Know About the New Yik Yak.”  With the announcement of Yik Yak’s return after a five-year hiatus, many are concerned that...
August 20, 2021
Founding partner Debra Katz, representing Charlotte Bennett, released the following statement today after Governor Cuomo’s personal attorney, Rita Glavin, held a virtual briefing:  “Governor Cuomo’s apologies rang hollow when he made them.  His excuses for his behavior—that times had changed and he was not aware that...
August 19, 2021
Katz Banks Kumin is proud to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized eight attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America® list. The attorneys were honored for their work in the areas of civil rights law, employment law, employment litigation, and qui tam law.  Since 1983, Best Lawyers has named the top...
August 18, 2021
Founding partner Debra Katz recently spoke in detail about Gov. Cuomo’s decision to resign in the wake of sexual harassment allegations on an episode of NPR’s podcast, “Here & Now.” Ms. Katz, who represents Charlotte Bennett, said that the Governor’s repeated denials and “gaslighting” were exhausting for the multiple women...
August 16, 2021
Katz Banks Kumin founding partner Debra Katz recently discussed the ongoing impact of the #MeToo movement in the Associated Press article, “#MeToo Take 2? Movement’s strength hailed amid Cuomo fallout.” In the wake of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation following multiple accusations of sexual harassment, #MeToo activists are...

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