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Davis & Gilbert Celebrates 100th Anniversary

NEW YORK, April 1, 2006 — Davis & Gilbert LLP is proud to announce its 100th anniversary. Since Abraham Davis opened the firm's doors in 1906 and then joined forces with Albert Gilbert in 1929 to found Davis & Gilbert LLP, the firm has grown to become the preeminent marketing communications law firm in the country, playing a role in many of the industry's most significant developments.

From helping to facilitate the first-ever agency produced broadcast program and bringing the first advertising agency public to representing the marketing communications industry on cutting-edge regulatory issues and in courts across the country, Davis & Gilbert has been and remains at the forefront of the business. The firm has worked on such iconic campaigns as "Just Do It", "The Ultimate Driving Machine", "Got Milk?",
"Absolutely Positively Has To Be There Overnight," and countless others.

To help celebrate the firm's anniversary, the world's leading advertising and communications agencies have created tribute ads congratulating the firm for its 100 years of dedicated service. Ogilvy, Y&R, DDB, J. Walter Thompson, TBWA Chiat Day, Goodby Silverstein, Porter Novelli, Kaplan Thaler, Richards Group, LevLane, Cole Weber, Serino Coyne, and Eleven are among the agencies whose work is on display throughout the firm's offices in New York. "Our 100th Anniversary is a significant accomplishment for the firm, as it marks a century of dominance in the marketing communications field," said Michael D. Ditzian, Managing Partner of Davis & Gilbert. "This accomplishment is a tribute to the quality of work we provide to our clients, our accommodating, collegial and diverse culture, and the limitless drive which we will continue to cultivate for many years to come."

About Davis & Gilbert LLP

Since the days when Sen. William Benton (the founder of Benton & Bowles) and his client, a major packaged goods company, asked Davis & Gilbert to structure the deal for the first radio soap opera, Davis & Gilbert has been synonymous with marketing communications and business law. Today the firm serves as advertising, regulatory and intellectual property counsel to many major corporations, including some of the world's leading brands.  Davis & Gilbert counts four of the largest agency holding companies among its clients and provides services on a worldwide basis. The firm holds the preeminent position in this dynamic segment, handling virtually every legal requirement -- from corporate governance, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, employment practices and executive benefits and compensation -- to new media, real estate, taxation, estate planning and more.