Ms. Banks previously served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Thomas J. Rueter in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She also was a legal intern at the Support Center for Child Advocates and the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
•Argued in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for employer seeking summary judgment on claims of employment discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act.
•Took and defended depositions of co-workers and managerial employees in defending employer in Title VII discrimination claims.
•Filed Complaint and facilitated discovery in wage and hour class action brought under Pennsylvania’s gaming regulations.
•Drafted responsive pleadings and Motion to Dismiss filed with Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission on behalf of employer defending claim of employment discrimination under Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
•Facilitated electronic discovery, including production and review of hundreds of thousands of documents, in complex commercial dispute.
•Represented employer bringing breach of contract claim against insurance broker for failing to obtain desired Wage and Hour insurance coverage.
•Prepared reply brief in support of motion to vacate, set aside, or correct criminal sentence for criminal conspiracy and possession.
•Argued before New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Court on behalf of insurer to be dismissed from claim for coverage under state statutes and regulations
•Ms. Banks has been active in Schnader’s pro bono practice. She litigated a prisoner civil rights claim in which she deposed the warden and several prison guards and defended her client’s deposition.
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