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Davis & Gilbert Promotes Shira Franco and Oriyan Gitig to Counsel

January 7, 2013 - Davis & Gilbert is pleased to announce that Shira Franco and Oriyan Gitig, have been elected Counsel effective January 1, 2013.

Shira Franco is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Ms. Franco has a wealth of experience handling a broad range of employment disputes, including litigation involving disability, pregnancy, age, race, national origin, and sex discrimination, and breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and wage and hour claims. Her recent achievements include the ongoing representation of a global investment management firm in defending a complex multimillion dollar breach of contract claim, and the representation of a leading accounting firm in the favorable settlement of claims concerning violations of customer non-solicitation restrictions. In addition, she regularly advises companies on employment and labor law compliance and human resources best practices. Ms. Franco is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Law School.

Oriyan Gitig is a member of the firm’s Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group. Ms. Gitig has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating complex contracts, and counsels clients in an array of industries on a broad range of transactional matters that include privacy and data protection, technology and software licensing, new media, advertising and intellectual property. She recently represented a parenting website and blog in connection with developing original content for a branded YouTube channel and regularly counsels an American Indian nation in connection with its social media platform and news portal as well as a corresponding print news and entertainment publication. Ms. Gitig is a graduate of Tufts University and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

“I am proud and honored to welcome both Shira and Oriyan to their new role of Counsel,”remarked Ronald R. Urbach, Chairman. “We look forward to their continual growth within the firm and to the thoughtful leadership they provide on a regular basis to their respective practice groups.”

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. Davis & Gilbert is ranked in publications and legal directories such as Chambers, Legal 500 and Best Law Firms, and the firm was recognized in The National Law Journal’s 2012 Midsize Hot List.

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