Colleen Coveney

Colleen Coveney

Colleen Coveney is a Partner at Katz, Marshall & Banks. She joined the firm in June 2012 as a Litigation Fellow, and during her time at the firm, Ms. Coveney has helped achieve successful outcomes for numerous clients in a range of civil rights and discrimination matters, including gender discrimination cases under Title IX of the Education Amendments, employment discrimination and retaliation cases under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and whistleblower cases under various federal and state whistleblower laws.

Ms. Coveney received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2006 from the University of Georgia, graduating magna cum laude with Honors and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa. In 2011, Ms. Coveney received her JD from Georgia State University College of Law. While in law school, Ms. Coveney worked as a law clerk at the ACLU of Georgia on its Immigrants’ Rights/National Security Project, for which she interviewed over 30 immigrant detainees in different detention facilities across Georgia in preparation for writing a comprehensive report on human rights violations in the immigration detention system. Ms. Coveney was also a founding member of the Legal Society for Intimate Partner Violence Education, a student-run organization dedicated to raising awareness about intimate partner violence and the law. Prior to law school, Ms. Coveney worked as a legal assistant at Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP in New York for two years.

In addition to her work at Katz, Marshall & Banks, Ms. Coveney has served as a volunteer attorney at the D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project, a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to low-income individuals in the District of Columbia.

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Sexual Harassment and Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace Over the past several months, the reality that sex discrimination in employment – in particular, sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination – remains rampant has taken center stage in public discourse. This article discusses the cultural and legal implications of the sharp disconnect between a patchwork of long-standing laws prohibiting sex discrimination in employment and...

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