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Debra S. Katz

Debra S. Katz

Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Recognized as "Civil Rights Lawyer of the Year" for Washington, D.C. by Best Lawyers in America for 2013, as one of the “toughest” employment lawyers in Washington, D.C. by Washingtonian magazine, and as an expert in sexual harassment, employment, and whistleblower law by The New York TimesThe Washington PostTIME magazine and others, Debra S. Katz has been successfully litigating employment discrimination, civil rights, and whistleblower protection cases for over 30 years.

Ms. Katz is a founding partner of Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP, where she concentrates her practice on employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Sarbanes-Oxley, corporate, environmental and other whistleblower retaliation claims, SEC whistleblower tips, and contractual employment disputes. She has developed extensive litigation experience in federal and local courts and has successfully represented dozens of whistleblowers in the nuclear, financial, pharmaceutical and medical-device industries throughout her career.

Ms. Katz serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), a nonpartisan independent government watchdog.  POGO's mission is to strengthen laws and regulations to protect whistleblowers from intimidation and retaliation and to create a more accountable and effective federal government by investigating allegations of government corruption and misconduct. She is a contributing writer for Ms. Magazine, where she writes about legal issues of importance to women.

Ms. Katz is also co-chair of ALI-CLE’s Advanced Employment Law program and a board member of Law360's Editorial Advisory Board.

Ms. Katz received her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She is a member of the District of Columbia and New York Bar Associations, the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and the bars of several federal courts of appeals.

Debra S. Katz is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Employment Law Year in Review (Supplement) - Employment Law Institute 2016, Thursday, October 27, 2016
Debra S. Katz, David J. Marshall, and Lisa J. Banks, Whistleblowers’ Bar: Current Trends and Perspectives from Plaintiffs’ Counsel (April 13, 2017) - Corporate Whistleblowing in 2017, Thursday, June 29, 2017
Sophisticated Issues Faced When Litigating Retaliation Claims (July 2017) - Employment Law Institute 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Whistleblowers’ Bar: Current Trends and Perspectives - Corporate Whistleblowing in 2017, Thursday, July 06, 2017
Sophisticated Issues Faced When Litigating Retaliation Claims - Employment Law Institute 2017, Monday, October 23, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Whistleblowers’ Bar: Current Trends and Perspectives - Whistleblowers’ Bar: Current Trends and Perspectives , Thursday, July 06, 2017
Sophisticated Issues Faced When Litigating Retaliation Claims - Sophisticated Issues Faced When Litigating Retaliation Claims , Monday, October 23, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Whistleblowers’ Bar: Current Trends and Perspectives - Whistleblowers’ Bar: Current Trends and Perspectives , Thursday, July 06, 2017
Sophisticated Issues Faced When Litigating Retaliation Claims - Sophisticated Issues Faced When Litigating Retaliation Claims , Monday, October 23, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Whistleblowers’ Bar: Current Trends and Perspectives - Whistleblowers’ Bar: Current Trends and Perspectives , Thursday, July 06, 2017
Sophisticated Issues Faced When Litigating Retaliation Claims - Sophisticated Issues Faced When Litigating Retaliation Claims , Monday, October 23, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Corporate Whistleblowing in 2017, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, New York, NY
Employment Law Institute 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017, New York, NY
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