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Mary M. Luria Elected Chairperson of Bideawee

New York, February 4, 2009 - Bideawee, a nonprofit charitable organization, whose mission is to promote safe, loving, long-term relationships between people and companion animals, has elected Mary M. Luria to serve as Chairperson of the Board of Directors.

Mary M. Luria has been a member of the Bideawee Board since 2002. She has served on the Manhattan Shelter Committee, the Nominating Committee and, most recently, the Executive Committee.

Founded in 1903 by Mrs. Flora D'Auby Jenkins Kibbe, Bideawee is one of the oldest humane organizations in the United States. Bideawee provides a continuum of services and programs that are innovative, personalized, and high-quality: matching pets with people, full-service veterinary practices, Safe Haven program and pet memorial parks.  Bideawee's mission includes a commitment to providing a continuum of services for the lifetime of your pet.

Mary M. Luria practices broadly in the intellectual property area and advises on copyright, trademark, trade secret and patent matters for a wide range of clients.  She has represented both sides of typical transactions so that she understands the views and positions of both parties. As a complement to this practice, she also advises on privacy, publicity and obscenity, as well as libel and false light issues. 

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Davis & Gilbert LLP is an independent, strategically focused, full service, multi-disciplinary law firm of more than 110 lawyers. Founded over a century ago and located in a single office in New York City, the firm represents a wide range of clients - including some of the world's largest public companies, small and mid-size independent companies, partnerships, joint ventures, large media conglomerates and multinational holding companies - throughout the United States and internationally. Davis & Gilbert is widely regarded as the #1 law firm for the marketing communications industry and has practices focusing on real estate, litigation, intellectual property, labor & employment, corporate and middle market M&A, and private client services.

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