NEW YORK, September 7, 2006 — Davis & Gilbert announced today that partner James L. Johnston will be on the faculty of American Conference Institute's Entertainment Finance Conference on October 24-25, 2006 at The Warwick Hotel in New York City. The conference will provide legal and business strategies for optimizing media transactions. On October 25th, Mr. Johnston will participate in a panel discussion entitled, “Tackling the Unique Issues in Television Financing.”
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.
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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.