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Davis & Gilbert Achieves Outstanding Results in The Legal 500 United States 2014

New York, NY, July 8, 2014 - The Legal 500, the world’s largest legal referral guide, ranked Davis & Gilbert in six practice categories and recommended 23 lawyers in its 2014 United States guide.

For the eighth consecutive year, the firm earned a top tier ranking in the category: “Media, Technology and Telecoms - Marketing and Advertising,” and was also ranked in Tier 3 in the “Media, Technology and Telecoms - Technology: Data Protection and Privacy” category for the third year. In addition, the firm was ranked in the following categories for the second year: “Intellectual Property – Copyright” (Tier 5); “Labor and Employment - Workplace and Employment Counseling” (Tier 3); “Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts - M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)” (Tier 5); and “Real Estate and Construction - Real Estate” (Tier 5).

Marketing and Advertising

The Legal 500 United States described Davis & Gilbert’s advertising attorneys as “consistently excellent” with “extensive industry knowledge and business judgment.”  The group’s work on transactional and regulatory matters, behavioral advertising, mobile and location-based advertising, and big data analytics, as well as the firm’s relationships with industry trade associations and self-regulatory bodies, was highlighted. 

Ronald R. 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 and was described as one of “the best attorneys in the field today.”

Seven 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 recognized for its “exceptional service” and work in online behavioral advertising, tracking technologies, big data analytics and social media data security as well as FTC investigations and regulatory matters. Technology, Digital Media & Privacy partners Richard S. Eisert and Gary A. Kibel were recommended.

Intellectual Property: Copyright

The publication named the firm’s Intellectual Property group a “top choice,” noting the firm is “tuned in to the industry’” and offers “real value.” The editorial pointed to the firm’s advice on protection and licensing issues, as well as infringement disputes, and also highlighted the firm’s work for both leading agencies and high-profile brands. Intellectual Property partners Guy R. Cohen and Ashima A. Dayal were recommended.

Workplace and Employment Counseling

The firm’s Labor & Employment group was recommended for assisting clients in service-related industries, particularly its increasing work with the financial services and hospitality sectors. The guide complimented the quality of Davis & Gilbert’s Labor & Employment attorneys and advice, with one client commenting: “The firm’s ‘value proposition is much greater than others in this area; it truly helps to avoid problems.’” Five partners in the Labor & Employment practice group were recommended:

M&A: Middle-Market

Referring to the firm’s corporate practice, clients commented: “Davis & Gilbert LLP’s ‘overall level of service is exceptional,” further noting the attorneys possess “critical industry knowledge.” The publication highlighted the group’s diverse matters, such as M&A transactions for financial institutions, software and technology developers, and apparel manufacturers, among clients in other industries. The co-chairs of the Corporate practice group, Curt C. Myers and Brad J. Schwartzberg, were recommended.

Real Estate

The guide praised 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. Five Real Estate partners 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.

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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