Debra Katz focuses on practice areas such as contractual employment disputes, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Sarbanes-Oxley, corporate, environmental and other whistleblower retaliation claims, and SEC whistleblower tips.
Debra S. Katz is a co-founder of Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP. She has successfully represented many whistleblowers in the pharmaceutical, medical device, nuclear, and financial industries. She is an expert at handling cases involving fraud in government contracts.
Attorney Debra Katz has achieved courtroom success in many high-profile cases. Debra has acquired substantial litigation experience in federal and local courts. Katz successfully handled the case at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Human Resource Executive magazine named Debra S Katz in the list of Top 10 Plaintiffs’ Attorneys to Fear the Most in the US, in 2007. She was selected to the 2013-2014 edition of Lawdragon’s list of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America in 2014.
In 2006, she was selected for membership in the Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Trial Lawyers in America. She was named in Lawdragon’s list of the 3,000 Leading Lawyers in America from 2006 to 2010. She was named as a finalist for inclusion on the Lawdragon lists of The 500 Leading Lawyers in America from 2008 to 2011.
Attorney Katz is vice-chairperson on the Board of Directors of the Project on Government Oversight, POGO. It is a nonpartisan, independent government watchdog. Its mission is to strengthen laws and regulations to protect whistleblowers from intimidation and retaliation. It aims to build a more accountable and effective federal government by investigating government corruption and misconduct allegations.
Debra Katz serves as a contributing writer for Ms. Magazine, where she writes about legal issues important to women. She is a co-chairperson of ALI-CLE’s Advanced Employment Law program. She is also a board member of Law360’s Editorial Advisory Board.
She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Union College. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at the Union College. She earned J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She also worked as Articles Editor of the Wisconsin Women’s Law Journal.
Debra clerked for the Hon. William Bablitch on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. She completed Fellowship in Women’s Law and Public Policy from Georgetown University Law Center.
Debra gained membership 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.
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