Firm News

August 1, 2007
The National Law Journal publishes an article by Lisa J. Banks and Debra S. Katz analyzing the U.S. Supreme Court's recent 5-4 decision, Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Inc. and other employment-related Supreme Court cases of the 2006-2007 term. As Ms. Banks and Ms. Katz note in the article, the Supreme Court...
August 1, 2007
Katz Banks Kumin partner David Marshall published an article, "Blowing the Whistle on Nuclear Safety Lapses: Federal Whistleblower Protections Act at a Glance," on nuclear whistleblowers. Mr. Marshall writes about the Energy Reorganization Act (ERA) and its protections for nuclear whistleblowers, as well as the types of...
July 1, 2007
Ms. Magazine published an article, "Court Gives OK to Unequal Pay," by Katz Banks Kumin attorney Justine Andronici. The article described Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber, as well as the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in that case. Ledbetter discovered that she was paid less than her male counterparts at Goodyear, but...
June 14, 2007
Katz Banks Kumin partner David J. Marshall gave a presentation before the West Virginia Association for Justice Annual Convention on June 14, 2007, based on a white paper he published entitled "Whistleblowers: Can a Whistleblower Get Justice? Can Her Lawyer Get Paid?"  The paper gave a brief overview of whistleblower litigation...
May 24, 2007
Katz Banks Kumin partner Debra S. Katz gave a presentation to the D.C. Bar Association on May 24, 2007, entitled "Conducting Bullet-proof Internal HR Investigations."  
May 14, 2007
Katz Banks Kumin partner Debra S. Katz spoke at the Whistleblower Law & Protections Seminar on May 14, 2007, during Washington Whistleblower Week.  The talk gave an update on the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency complaint against Scott Bloch, the head of the Office of Special Counsel.  
May 10, 2007
Katz Banks Kumin partner Debra S. Katz gave a presentation at the 40th Annual Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference on July 6, 2007, entitled "Retaliation From A-Z: Legal Analysis and Practical Tips."  Ms. Katz prepared the attached white paper to accompany the presentation.  
May 3, 2007
Katz Banks Kumin attorney Debra S. Katz publishes an ALI-ABA course of study, "Harassment in the Workplace." The course of study covers sexual and racial harassment and employment claims under Title VII and Section 1981. Read the full course of study here.
May 3, 2007
Katz Banks Kumin partner Lisa J. Banks gave a presentation at the ALI-ABA Course of Study on Litigating Employment Discrimination and Employment-Related Claims and Defenses in Federal and State Courts on May 3, 2007, entitled "Practical and Tactical Employment Litigation Issues: Recent Developments in Race, National Origin and...
May 3, 2007
Katz Banks Kumin partner Debra S. Katz served as the conference co-chair for the ALI-ABA Course of Study on Litigating Employment Discrimination and Employment-Related Claims and Defenses in Federal and State Courts on May 3, 2007.  Ms. Katz also prepared and presented two white papers for the conference: 1) "Harassment in the...

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