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Davis & Gilbert LLP Promotes James R. Levine to Partnership

New York, January 8, 2010 - Davis & Gilbert LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of James R. Levine to partner, effective January 1, 2010.

James R. Levine has a broad range of experience in complex commercial, business-related litigation with emphasis in corporate, securities, antitrust, and contractual disputes.  He also counsels clients on corporate governance issues and responding to investigations by government agencies.  Recently, Mr. Levine successfully represented an investment bank in an arbitration proceeding before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority regarding the termination of the two heads of the bank's leveraged buyout division and the denial of multimillion dollar guaranteed bonuses.  He is currently representing a global investment bank in a nationwide antitrust class action brought against several major financial institutions and a related government investigation. 

Upon graduating law school, Mr. Levine served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, then a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and now an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  Mr. Levine received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he served as the Writing & Research Editor of the Columbia Law Review and was named a James Kent Scholar in each of his three years.  Mr. Levine received his B.A., cum laude, from Princeton University. 

"Jim is an excellent trial lawyer and a fine addition to the firm's partnership," said Michael Ditzian, Davis & Gilbert's Managing Partner.

About Davis & Gilbert LLP
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.

For more information, please contact:
Dawn M. Gertz
Chief Marketing Officer
dgertz@dglaw.com
212.468.4981