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The Best Lawyers in America 2012 Recognizes Five Davis & Gilbert Advertising, Employment and Real Estate Partners

New York, September 8, 2011 - Davis & Gilbert announced today that five of its partners, Joseph J. Lewczak, Ronald R. Urbach, Howard R. Weingrad, Gregg Gilman and Gerald R. Uram, have been recognized in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Advertising Law

Joseph J. Lewczak, Partner in the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group, was recognized for the second consecutive year.  Mr. Lewczak has considerable experience in the areas of games of chance, complex skill contests, telemarketing, direct mail and charitable solicitations.  He represents numerous multinational, national and local advertising agencies, promotions agencies, advertisers, direct marketers, and telemarketers in connection with all aspects of advertising, promotions, marketing, direct marketing and telemarketing.  He regularly counsels clients on issues relating to all aspects of intellectual property, including copyright and rights of privacy and publicity.   

Ronald R. Urbach, Chairman/Co-Chair of the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group, was recognized for the third consecutive year.  Mr. Urbach represents numerous multinational, national and regional advertising and marketing agencies, including those agencies that are viewed as being the top creative agencies in the world.  He also advises some of the largest advertisers and marketers in many different product categories.  Mr. Urbach's practice covers every applicable issue and area from regulatory advice and defense, transactional drafting, review of advertising materials, analysis of marketing programs, and the application of intellectual property laws and rights of privacy and publicity.

Howard R. Weingrad, Partner in the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group, was recognized for the second consecutive year.  Mr. Weingrad advises leading advertising and media companies in all aspects inherent to the creation, production and distribution of regional, national and global advertising campaigns.  In particular, he regularly counsels clients on intellectual property matters, including music, copyright, rights of privacy and publicity, and talent matters.  He is one of the country's leading attorneys in matters involving the complex provisions and implications of the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the American Federation of Music and other advertising and entertainment industry collective bargaining agreements.

Employment Law

Gregg A. Gilman, Partner/Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group, was recognized for the first time.  Mr. Gilman advises employers on all workplace-related matters, including wage and hour issues, preventive management, terminations, reductions in force, disciplinary measures, restrictive covenants, employment and termination agreements, executive compensation, harassment investigations, and employment policies.  Mr. Gilman also represents employers in state and federal courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state and local employment-rights agencies in race, sex, age, disability and other discrimination cases as well as all other employment litigation.

Real Estate Law

Gerald R. Uram, Partner/Chair of the firm's Real Estate Practice Group, was recognized for the second consecutive year.  Mr. Uram has over 40 years of experience representing businesses in the buying, selling and leasing of property throughout the United States. He has handled headquarters leases for a number of nationally recognized companies across multiple industry sectors and has represented both landlords and tenants in some of the largest leasing transactions in New York City.

About The Best Lawyers in America
For 29 years, Best Lawyers has come to be regarded - by both the legal profession and the public - as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S. The new 2012 Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous national survey involving more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

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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