Women in Law Leadership Lecture
The second annual RWU Law Women in Law Leadership Lecture, featuring Debra Katz, Esq.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 6 – 7 p.m. ET
Debra Katz is a founding partner of Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP, where she concentrates her practice on employment discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower, and Title IX matters. She has developed extensive litigation experience in federal and local courts and has achieved significant courtroom successes in a number of high-profile cases.
Throughout her legal career, Ms. Katz has successfully represented hundreds of whistleblowers in the nuclear, financial, pharmaceutical and medical-device industries. Currently she represents Dr. Rick Bright, the former director of the Department of Health and Human Services' Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, who was removed from his position after raising concerns over the administration's reckless response to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the subsequent interference into vaccine and treatment approval processes.
For her work representing victims of sexual assault and harassment, Ms. Katz has been called “The feared attorney of the #MeToo moment” by the Washington Post, and a “Leading #MeToo Lawyer” by Washingtonian magazine. Ms. Katz represented Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in proceedings before the Senate Judiciary Committee in September 2018.
In recognition of Ms. Katz’s work at the forefront of whistleblower and employment law, she has been recognized as "Civil Rights Lawyer of the Year" for Washington, D.C. by The Best Lawyers© In America for 2018, and as a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” by Law360. In 2019, Washingtonian Magazine recognized Ms. Katz as one of "Washington's 150 Most Powerful Women," a biennial list honoring women in the D.C. area who have achieved great success.
This virtual event is open to the public.
In addition to Ms. Katz, the event will feature our announcement of the winners of the RBG Essay Contest for RI schoolchildren.
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