Firm News

August 11, 2021
Senior associate Jessica Westerman recently appeared on multiple local news outlets to discuss Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.  Cuomo announced his resignation – which will take effect on Aug. 24 – one week after the state attorney general’s office...
August 10, 2021
Attorney Debra Katz, representing Charlotte Bennett, released the following statement today after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation, effective 14 days from today.   “Today is a solemn day.  One week after the Attorney General released a detailed report substantiating 11 women’s allegations of sexual...
August 9, 2021
Senior partner Debra Katz recently discussed allegations of sexual harassment against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with multiple news outlets.  Ms. Katz specifically addressed the contrast between Gov. Cuomo’s alleged sexually harassing and retaliatory conduct and the image he cultivated of a champion for women’s...
August 9, 2021
Katz Banks Kumin client Dr. Rick Bright has reached a settlement with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding his allegations that HHS retaliated against him for blowing the whistle about the Trump Administration’s inadequate and irresponsible response to the coronavirus pandemic. While Dr. Bright’s...
August 9, 2021
Senior associate Joseph Abboud recently appeared on a local news segment in Wisconsin to discuss the legality of employer-issued COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Mr. Abboud said that vaccine mandates were upheld by the Supreme Court over 100 years ago. For the most part, he said, employers can mandate that their employees get the...
August 6, 2021
Attorney Debra Katz, representing Charlotte Bennett, released the following statement today after Governor Andrew Cuomo’s attorneys held a press conference in response to the release of the Attorney General’s comprehensive and detailed investigative report, which concluded the Governor engaged in sexual harassment in violation...
August 6, 2021
Senior associate Jessica Westerman was recently featured in a Spectrum News segment discussing the potential for criminal charges against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after multiple allegations of sexual harassment were substantiated by the state attorney general’s report.  In the report, investigators detailed a...
August 4, 2021
Senior partner Debra Katz has responded to the New York Attorney General’s findings regarding the investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, which found that he sexually harassed multiple women working for the executive office and tried to retaliate against those who came forward. In a statement released immediately following the...
August 3, 2021
Attorney Debra Katz, representing Charlotte Bennett, released the following statement today after New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the results of the independent investigation into Ms. Bennett’s and others’ allegations of sexual harassment against Governor Andrew Cuomo, which have now been substantiated....
July 30, 2021
Katz Banks Kumin senior partner Debra Katz has been quoted by multiple news outlets regarding reports that Judith L. Mogul, special counsel to Andrew Cuomo and a key figure in the state attorney general’s investigation of the governor, will resign. Ms. Mogul has been accused by Katz Banks Kumin client Charlotte Bennett of...

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