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Davis & Gilbert Achieves Unprecedented Results in The Legal 500 United States 2013 with 6 Practice Areas and 21 Attorneys Recognized

New York, NY, June 10, 2013 - The Legal 500, the world’s largest legal referral guide, ranked Davis & Gilbert in six practice categories (including four brand new rankings) and recommended 21 lawyers in its 2013 United States guide.

The firm was awarded a top tier ranking in the category: “Media, Technology and Telecoms - Marketing and Advertising” for the seventh consecutive year, and was also ranked in Tier 3 in the “Media, Technology and Telecoms - Technology: Data Protection and Privacy” category for the second year. For the first time, The Legal 500 United States also ranked the firm in the following categories: “Intellectual Property – Copyright” (Tier 5); “Labor and Employment - Workplace and Employment Counseling” (Tier 3); “Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts - M&A: Middle-Market” (Tier 5); and “Real Estate and Construction - Real Estate” (Tier 5).

Marketing and Advertising
Praising the firm’s preeminence in the field of advertising and marketing, The Legal 500 United States referred to Davis & Gilbert as “‘the number one firm overall’ for advice on the creation, production and dissemination of advertising across all media.” The guide also highlighted the group’s aptitude in handling matters that touch on big data, social media and behavioral advertising including on mobile devices, as well as regulatory investigations.

Ronald Urbach, Davis & Gilbert Chairman and co-chair of the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group, was once again recognized as a “leading lawyer” in this category.

Eleven other attorneys in the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions and IP Litigation Practice Groups were also recommended:

Technology: Data Protection and Privacy
Maintaining its ranking for Data Protection and Privacy, Davis & Gilbert was lauded for work on such leading-edge issues as self-regulatory principles for mobile and social media advertising, behavioral advertising, tracking technologies, online data collection and performance marketing. Technology, Digital Media & Privacy partners Richard Eisert and Gary Kibel were recommended.

Intellectual Property – Copyright
The publication recognized Davis & Gilbert’s strength in “regularly handling litigation alongside counseling clients on copyright licensing and protection rights.” The firm’s work for both leading agencies and high-profile brands was noted.

Workplace and Employment Counseling
In addition to recommending the firm for advising clients on a wide range of day-to-day personnel issues and employment policies, the guide complimented the quality of Davis & Gilbert’s Labor & Employment attorneys, describing them as “extremely responsive, practical” and possessing “great business judgment and knowledge” of clients’ businesses and industries. All of the partners in the Labor & Employment practice group were recommended:

M&A: Middle-Market
Davis & Gilbert was aptly acknowledged as the “go-to corporate firm for many of the world’s largest and leading marketing and advertising agencies and worldwide holding company networks.” One client described the firm as the “most knowledgeable, professional and responsive firm that we have ever used.” The co-chairs of the Corporate practice group, Curt Myers and Brad Schwartzberg, were recommended.

Real Estate
The guide commended the firm’s work on high-profile real estate transactions and leases, and highlighted the group’s roster of notable clients, including some of the world’s top building developers and leading corporations. Real Estate partners Gerald Uram and Robert Karin were recommended.

About The Legal 500 United States
The Legal 500 United States is an independent guide that provides an authoritative and in-depth analysis and commentary on the country’s leading lawyers and law firms. The performance of each firm is assessed by a team of journalists and researchers who speak to thousands of law firm commercial clients every year. The Legal 500 United States is the only guide to recommend firms on a national basis, and in 2013, has recommended just 311 firms.

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. Davis & Gilbert is ranked in publications and legal directories such as Chambers, Legal 500 and Best Law Firms. The firm has also been consistently recognized in The BTI Consulting Group’s “Client Service A-Team” (2012-2015) and in The National Law Journal’s Midsize Hot List (2012-2014).

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Dawn Gertz
Chief Marketing Officer