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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 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:
Web Segment  Web Segment Sophisticated Issues Faced When Litigating Retaliation Claims - Employment Law Institute 2017, Monday, October 23, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Sophisticated Issues Faced When Litigating Retaliation Claims (July 2017) - Employment Law Institute 2017, Monday, October 23, 2017
Debra S. Katz and Matthew LaGarde, Whistleblower Reward Programs and Related Retaliation Claims: 2018 Update (March 12, 2018) - Corporate Whistleblowing in 2018, Tuesday, June 26, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Sophisticated Issues Faced When Litigating Retaliation Claims - Sophisticated Issues Faced When Litigating Retaliation Claims , Monday, October 23, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts 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 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 Employment Law Institute 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
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