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Davis & Gilbert Maintains Prominent Rankings in Chambers USA 2015; Five Practice Areas Recognized

New York, NY, May 28, 2015 – Davis & Gilbert achieved outstanding results in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, earning five practice group rankings, twelve individual lawyer rankings, and a “noted practitioner” mention. The firm received practice group recognition in the following areas in the 2015 edition: Advertising, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, and Retail, as well as individual attorney recognition in the Media & Entertainment and Privacy & Data Security categories.

Advertising
For the tenth consecutive year, the firm was awarded a Band 1 ranking in the nationwide category, Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory, with clients praising the firm’s “top-tier” practice with and the ability to provide “clients [with] a multidisciplinary approach.” Clients described the group’s attorneys as “always at the forefront of issues,” and “very practical in their advice, which is based on not only extensive industry knowledge but general business judgment.”

In addition to the firm recognition, four partners were ranked individually in the Advertising category:
Ronald R. Urbach (Star Individual)
Joseph J. Lewczak (Band 2)
Richard S. Eisert (Band 3)
Howard R. Weingrad (Band 3)

Additionally, Digital Media, Technology & Privacy and Advertising, Marketing & Promotions partner Gary A. Kibel was identified as a “noted practitioner” in the nationwide Privacy & Data Security category.

Media & Entertainment
Davis & Gilbert entertainment partner James L. Johnston (Band 3) was recognized again in the New York category, Media & Entertainment: Film & Television. Mr. Johnston won praise for providing clients with “rapid service,” and his ability to “resolve many issues independently, saving [clients] a lot of time.”

Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright
Davis & Gilbert was promoted to a Band 3 ranking in the New York category, Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright. According to clients, attorneys constantly provide “thoughtful and creative solutions,” and “practical answers” to help meet clients’ business needs.

An Intellectual Property/Trademark partner and a Litigation partner were also each ranked individually for the Intellectual Property category:
Jeffrey C. Katz (Band 3)
Marc J. Rachman (Band 3)

Labor & Employment
The firm’s Labor & Employment practice group was ranked in the New York Labor & Employment category again, earning a Band 4 ranking. One client remarked that the group’s attorneys are “the smartest, most professional, courteous, and compassionate group of lawyers.”

Four Labor & Employment partners were also ranked in this category:
Howard J. Rubin (Band 4)
Gregg A. Gilman (Band 4)
Gregg Brochin (Band 4)
Jessica Golden Cortes (Band 4)

Real Estate
Davis & Gilbert’s Real Estate practice group was ranked for the ninth consecutive year, earning a Band 4 ranking in the New York category, Real Estate: Mainly Dirt. The group was once again noted for its strength in leasing matters, with clients relying on Davis & Gilbert for their “no-nonsense, expeditious” approach to matters. Real Estate partner Gerald R. Uram was also ranked (Band 2).

Retail
For the second year, the firm was ranked in the Nationwide Retail category (Band 3), with particular attention given to the firm’s “excellent leasing work” for retail locations in New York and its extensive roster of household name retail brands. The firm was also applauded for their skilled work in the arena of developments and acquisitions. Robert A. Karin and Jeffrey A. Moross were mentioned in this area.

About Chambers
Chambers is a highly-regarded and independent publication that conducts law firm rankings nationwide, and whose in-depth research is based both on objective data and client confidential interviews. The USA guide, published since 1999, identifies the most skilled legal practitioners throughout the country based on the qualities most valued by clients.

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 advertising & marketing, real estate, litigation, intellectual property, labor & employment, corporate and middle market M&A, financial services 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).

For more information, please contact:
Dawn Gertz Longfield
Chief Marketing Officer
dlongfield@dglaw.com
212.468.4981