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Davis & Gilbert Ranked Top Tier for Fourth Consecutive Year in Marketing and Advertising Law by Legal 500

New York, June 22, 2010- The Legal 500, the world's largest legal referral guide, has ranked Davis & Gilbert top tier in the 2010 edition of The Legal 500 United States for Media, Technology and Telecoms: Marketing and Advertising.

View Davis & Gilbert's ranking and listing in The Legal 500.

Clients commended Davis & Gilbert for its "responsiveness and ability to provide insightful, well-reasoned and practical advice" in the areas of traditional advertising and new media.

Ronald R. Urbach, Co-Chair of the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group, is recognized as a leader in the field and is noted in the publication for being "the best in the business, hands down."  Also recommended are entertainment attorney, James Johnston, who is regarded as "awesome, highly expert," and advertising attorneys Richard Eisert, Joseph J. Lewzack and Howard Weingrad.

Davis & Gilbert's litigation group was recognized for successfully defending American Express and its advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather, in a highly-publicized trademark infringement case involving the MY LIFE. MY CARD. advertising campaign.  In addition, Marc Rachman, was mentioned for his litigation work for Harpo Inc., the owner of the Oprah family of trademarks, and Dr. Mehmet Oz, in the prosecution of an action for right of publicity, false endorsement, and trademark infringement claims against numerous internet marketers of dietary supplements and other products that used Oprah Winfrey's and Dr. Oz's names and likenesses without their consent.

Davis & Gilbert's clients include numerous multinational, national and regional advertisers, advertising agencies and marketing communications firms, including those firms that are viewed as being the top creative agencies in the world.

The Legal 500 is compiled by a team of researchers who speak to thousands of law firm commercial clients every year to determine which firms and attorneys make the list.  Their journalists and researchers are experienced professionals who provide the independent insight needed to produce a qualitative assessment of the finest legal practices in the United States.

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 additional information on Davis & Gilbert's Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice, please contact:
Dawn M. Gertz
Chief Marketing Officer