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Davis & Gilbert Maintains Prominence on The Legal 500 United States 2015 Ranking

New York, NY, June 15, 2015 - The Legal 500, the world’s largest legal referral guide, ranked Davis & Gilbert in five practice categories and recommended 18 attorneys in its 2015 United States guide.

For the ninth consecutive year, the firm earned a top tier ranking in the category: “Media, Technology and Telecoms – Marketing and Advertising,” and was also ranked in Tier 3 in the “Media, Technology and Telecoms – Technology: Data Protection and Privacy” category for the fourth year. In addition, the firm was ranked in the following categories: “Intellectual Property – Copyright” (Tier 5); “Labor and Employment – Workplace and Employment Counseling” (Tier 3); and “Real Estate and Construction – Real Estate” (Tier 5).

Marketing and Advertising
The Legal 500 United States described Davis & Gilbert’s advertising attorneys as “worthy of praise year in, year out” with clients lauding the group for its “extensive industry knowledge” and “business acumen that is hard to beat.” The guide highlighted the group’s recent standout advisory work, as well as disputes in court and before regulatory bodies, including a recent NAD challenge.

Ronald R. Urbach, Davis & Gilbert Chairman and co-chair of the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group, was once again recognized as a “leading lawyer” in this category, with clients appreciating his “invaluable” advice and describing him as “the best attorney in this area today.”

Four other partners in the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group were also recommended:

Technology: Data Protection and Privacy
Maintaining its ranking for Data Protection and Privacy, Davis & Gilbert was recognized for its work resolving privacy-related disputes and helping clients manage data collection and crisis management. The firm’s recent work advising advertisers and agencies on compliance with the FTC’s final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule was noted. Technology, Digital Media & Privacy partners Richard S. Eisert and Gary A. Kibel were recommended.

Intellectual Property: Copyright
The publication applauded the firm’s Intellectual Property group for its “outstanding industry knowledge” and noted the firm’s strengths in assessments of copyrightability and fair use, as well as in copyright infringement disputes. It also gave mention to the firm’s work for both leading marketing communications agencies and high-profile brands. Intellectual Property partners Guy R. Cohen and Ashima A. Dayal were recommended.

Workplace and Employment Counseling
The firm’s Labor & Employment group was recommended for being “practicable problem solvers” with a “tremendous understanding of the advertising industry.” The publication also referenced the group’s growing client base in service-related industries, particularly in the financial services and hospitality sectors. The group’s work surrounding social media and new technologies and restrictive covenants was also noted. Five partners in the Labor & Employment practice group were recommended, along with the co-chair of the firm’s Benefits & Compensation practice group:

Real Estate
The guide praised the firm’s Real Estate group for its “thorough, practical and focused” approach, as well as its “strong leasing practice.” The editorial highlighted the group’s work on high-profile real estate transactions and leases, as well as the group’s roster of notable clients, including some of the world’s top building developers and leading corporations. Four Real Estate partners were recommended:

About The Legal 500 United States
The Legal 500 United States is an independent guide that provides authoritative and in-depth analysis and commentary on the country’s leading lawyers and law firms. The performance of each firm is assessed by a team of journalists and researchers who speak to thousands of law firm commercial clients every year. The Legal 500 United States is the only guide to recommend firms on a national basis.

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).

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Dawn Gertz Longfield
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