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Davis & Gilbert Attorney James L. Johnston Joins Faculty Of Leading Entertainment Marketing Conference

NEW YORK, May 3, 2006 — Davis & Gilbert announced today that partner James L. Johnston will be on the faculty of the Promotional Marketing Association’s 15th Annual Star Power Conference on June 6-7, 2006 at Hilton Los Angeles in Universal Studios, CA.  The conference will provide comprehensive insights on the challenges facing the entertainment marketing industry.

On June 7th, Mr. Johnston will participate in a panel discussion entitled, “Building Brands Through Social Networks and User-Generated Content.” The panel will feature Simon Assaad, Chief Executive Officer of Heavy.com and Shawn Gold, Senior Vice President Marketing and Content of MySpace.

James L. Johnston is a partner in the Entertainment, Media and Publishing, and Advertising, Marketing and Promotions groups of Davis & Gilbert. He represents numerous multinational, national and local media companies, television and motion picture producers, advertising agencies, promotions agencies, and advertisers in connection with all aspects of motion picture, television, entertainment, advertising, promotions, and marketing industries.

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.