Firm News

November 18, 2021
Senior associate Jessica Westerman was recently quoted in a Law360 article, “‘Out there Alone’: Rita Glavin Rallies to Cuomo’s Defense.” As former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo potentially faces criminal charges for groping a former aide, his attorney, Rita Glavin, remains a lonely ally committed to proving his innocence. In...
November 8, 2021
Legal fellow Alexandria Smith and founding partner Debra Katz recently published an article in Bloomberg Law titled, “The Line Between a Demanding Workplace and a Demeaning One.” Prior to his resignation in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo described his office as a “demanding place...
November 5, 2021
Katz Banks Kumin is proud to announce that the firm has been included in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® list of “Best Law Firms.” The firm was honored for its work in Civil Rights Law, Labor and Employment Litigation, and Employment Law. Since 1983, Best Lawyers has named the top attorneys and...
November 2, 2021
Partner Michael Filoromo was recently quoted in a Regulatory Compliance Watch article, “A message for CCO’s in record award.” In September, the CFTC awarded a $200 million payout to a whistleblower who helped the Commission and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority bring a combined $2.5 billion in sanctions against Deutsche Bank...
November 1, 2021
Partner Matthew Stiff was recently quoted in the GoBankingRates article, “Should You Blow The Whistle On Your Employer? 5 Things to Consider First.”  Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen’s public testimony against her former employer and her disclosure of company documents raised questions about the legal...
October 27, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – In response to Commissioner Goodell’s inaccurate claims about the National Football Team’s (NFL) response to the Washington Football Team (WFT) investigation, Lisa Banks and Debra Katz sent a letter to Commissioner Goodell once again asking for transparency and the public release of the report’s...
October 26, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, during the annual National Football League’s (NFL) owners’ meeting, 12 former employees of the Washington Football Team (WFT) urged the NFL’s Social Justice Working Group to push the NFL to publicly release the findings of the League’s investigation into decades of sexual harassment and abuse at the...
October 26, 2021
Founding partner Debra Katz was recently quoted in the Bloomberg Law article, “Anita Hill Cut Path to #MeToo as Barriers Persist 30 Years Later.” Thirty years have passed since Anita Hill’s groundbreaking testimony during the Senate confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, when Ms. Hill was met with...
October 22, 2021
Senior associate Jessica Westerman recently appeared on Albany’s ABC News10 to discuss recent comments made by Rita Glavin, attorney for former Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In a press conference on Oct. 20, Glavin accused Attorney General Letitia James of being personally involved in the investigation into allegations of sexual...
October 20, 2021
Founding partner Lisa Banks recently appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered to discuss the NFL’s refusal to release the full findings of its investigation into the Washington Football Team.  Ms. Banks, who represents more than 40 former WFT employees, has repeatedly criticized the NFL for withholding...

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