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Davis & Gilbert Recognized for its Support of Women's Anti-Domestic Violence Organization Sakhi

New York, NY, April 10, 2012 - Davis & Gilbert is pleased to announce that it is being honored as a Visionary Supporter of Sakhi for South Asian Women, an anti-domestic violence organization serving the New York metropolitan area, at Sakhi's annual Gala on May 10th in New York City. Davis & Gilbert is the first supporter to be recognized at Sakhi's annual Gala, and it is also the first recipient of the newly-created Visionary Supporter award. The firm's relationship with Sakhi has spanned over a decade, during which time the firm has contributed to Sakhi by providing it with critical pro-bono legal services and financial donations.  

"We have always felt privileged to be associated with Sakhi," said Howard Rubin, a member of the firm's management committee and co-chair of the firm's Diversity Committee.  "The firm not only endorses Sakhi's goal of preventing violence against women, but we are also proud to be supportive of this critical community as part of the firm's ongoing diversity efforts." 

Tiloma Jayasinghe, Executive Director of Sakhi, said: "Through the sustained partnership and support of Davis & Gilbert, we have been able to serve thousands of women within our community, and also translate our work into support of related movements for social justice and other communities facing similar struggles.  Together, we have been able to contribute to lasting social change."

Davis & Gilbert's support of this worthy cause is a further testament to the firm's longstanding commitment to diversity, pro bono work, public service and supporting non-profit organizations.  As part of the firm's ongoing initiative to promote diversity and inclusion, a representative from Sakhi will be speaking at an upcoming educational program.  The firm's pro bono activities include regularly providing non-profit organizations with a wide range of services, including assistance with corporate concerns, preparing and negotiating contracts, real estate and leasing matters, employment law counseling, intellectual property and litigation.  In addition to its work with Sakhi, Davis & Gilbert has also partnered with such organizations as MFY Legal Services, the Justice Resource Center, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and the Lymphoma Research Foundation, among others.

About Sakhi
Sakhi, meaning "woman friend," was founded in 1989 by a group of five South Asian women from diverse professional fields such as banking, film, law and public health.  The organization follows a two-pronged approach in addressing domestic violence within the South Asian community: by providing information, support, services and advocacy for South Asian women facing abuse, and actively working to inform, engage and mobilize the South Asian community in the movement to end violence against women.  

About Davis & Gilbert
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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