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Davis & Gilbert Elects First Chairman and Chief Operating Partner

Firm Leaders Ronald Urbach and Lewis Rubin Assume Newly Created Positions

New York, November 1, 2010 - Davis & Gilbert LLP announced today that the partnership has elected Ronald R. Urbach as the firm's first Chairman and Lewis A. Rubin as its first Chief Operating Partner. The newly created Chairman and Chief Operating Partner positions replace the Managing Partner role, last held by the late, legendary Davis & Gilbert partner Michael D. Ditzian. 

Mr. Urbach and Mr. Rubin bring significant leadership experience to their new positions, both having served as practice group leaders as well as long-term members of the firm's management committee. As Chairman, Mr. Urbach will establish and implement the firm's direction and strategy and serve as its principal spokesperson.  He will also remain co-head of the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group, recognized by Chambers USA and others as the premiere practice in its field.

"Davis & Gilbert has a unique history and culture, and I am honored to serve as Chairman of this special place. Michael Ditzian's hard work, planning and dedication to the firm and its people has laid the groundwork for a continued bright future," said Mr. Urbach.  Mr. Ditzian passed away after a distinguished career in which he "played a major role in shaping the modern ad-industry landscape," according to an Adweek appreciation.

"Ron and I are thrilled to be taking on our new roles in an era of continued growth and prosperity for Davis & Gilbert," said Mr. Rubin. As Chief Operation Partner, he will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, financial management and overall administration of the firm. He will also remain as a member of the Corporate Practice Group and the head of the Private Client Services Practice Group.

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.

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