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Jessica Golden Cortes Selected as one of New York SmartCEO’s 2015 CPA & ESQ Award Winners

New York, NY, June 27, 2015Jessica Golden Cortes, a partner in Davis & Gilbert’s Labor & Employment practice group, was named one of three winners for New York SmartCEO’s 2015 CPA & ESQ Awards in the Esquire Industry Practice category. Winners were selected from a group of 13 finalists by an independent committee of local business leaders based on nominations, and were announced live at an awards ceremony on June 22 in New York City.

Award recipients are comprised of New York’s top attorneys and accountants who have made an outstanding impact on their clients’ businesses. The program honored these individuals’ “leadership, accomplishment, innovation” and efforts to “help New York’s CEOs attain new levels of success,” according to the organization.

In her practice, Ms. Cortes regularly counsels clients and actively litigates on their behalf in a multitude of workplace legal issues, including discrimination, hiring, termination, restrictive covenants, wage and hour issues, and federal and state family and medical leave laws. Ms. Cortes has been recognized as a leading lawyer for labor & employment law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2012-2015). She has also been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. from 2013 – 2015 in the labor and employment: workplace and employment counseling area. In addition, she was selected as a Rising Star by New York Metro Super Lawyers in 2013 and 2014.

About SmartCEO:
The SmartCEO awards programs celebrate the entrepreneurship and the achievements of businesses in key U.S. markets, and the CPA & ESQ awards recognize New York’s top attorneys and accountants who have made an outstanding impact on their clients’ businesses. Winners and finalists of each awards program are covered in SmartCEO Magazine and celebrated at high-energy, executive-level events.

SmartCEO Magazine is a bimonthly publication that nearly 50,000 offensive-minded, growth-oriented CEOs rely on for ideas and inspiration to help them grow their businesses. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

About Davis & Gilbert:
Davis & Gilbert LLP is a strategically focused, full-service 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 array of clients – ranging from small, independent start-ups to some of the world’s largest public 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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