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Davis & Gilbert Receives Top Tier Ranking for Fifth Consecutive Year in Marketing and Advertising Law by Legal 500

New York, June 1, 2011 - Davis & Gilbert's Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group has received a top tier ranking for the fifth consecutive year in the2011 edition of The Legal 500 United States, the world's largest legal referral guide, in the category Media, Technology and Telecoms: Marketing and Advertising.

Clients recommended Davis & Gilbert for being a "top-notch" firm and commended the group for its "complex risk assessments and navigating difficult situations."  Clients also commented that the attorneys are "responsive and timely with sound, pragmatic advice, but tough when necessary."  The practice group is recognized for its work advising industry trade associations as well as for representing the world's leading advertising agencies.

Ronald R. Urbach, Chairman and Co-Chair of the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group, is recognized as a "leading lawyer" and is acknowledged as "best in the field - responsive, knowledgeable, practical - and a pleasure to work with."  Also recommended is entertainment attorney, James Johnston, who is recognized for his "entertainment background and calming approach," and advertising attorneys Joseph Lewzack, for his "broad knowledge base," Howard Weingrad for his "astute business approach," and Richard Eisert for being a "strong all-rounder."  Litigation attorney Marc Rachman was also recommended for his work representing Harpo Inc., the owner of the Oprah family of trademarks, and Dr. Oz, against over 40 manufacturers and marketers of products containing unauthorized use of Oprah and Dr. Oz's names, images or likenesses.

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
dgertz@dglaw.com
212.468.4981