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Mark Bokert, Chair Of Davis & Gilbert's Benefits & Compensation Department, Joins Faculty Of Pharmaceutical Governance Conference

NEW YORK, October 11, 2006 — Davis & Gilbert announced today that Mark Bokert will serve on the faculty of American Conference Institute's Pharmaceutical Governance Conference on October 16-17, 2006 at The Flatotel in New York City. The focus of the conference is managing disclosure and internal controls and assessing compensation practices and compliance program effectiveness. Mr. Bokert will participate in a session titled, "Structuring and Disclosing Executive Compensation."

As head of Davis & Gilbert's Benefits & Compensation Department, Mark Bokert's practice encompasses nearly all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation, including all matters related to qualified retirement plans, equity plans and deferred compensation arrangements. For more than 14 years, he has regularly advised clients on the design, establishment, administration and termination of their plans. In connection with employee benefits matters, Mr. Bokert has represented companies within a wide-range of industries, including advertising, investment banking, insurance, and many of Silicon Alley's high-tech start-ups.

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.