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Davis & Gilbert Earns National and New York City Metropolitan Recognition in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2016 Rankings

New York, NY, November 2, 2015 – Davis & Gilbert has achieved a total of eight National and New York City Metropolitan rankings in the 2016 "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. For the sixth year in a row, the firm’s Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group received a first tier ranking in the categories "National - Advertising Law" and "New York City - Advertising Law." The firm was also ranked for the first time in the National category "Employment Law – Management," and was promoted to Tier 1 in the National category "Litigation – Labor & Employment."

Four practice groups were recognized, with rankings in the following categories:


  • Advertising Law (Tier 1)
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment (Tier 1)
  • Real Estate Law (Tier 2)
  • Employment Law – Management (Tier 3)

New York City Metropolitan:

  • Advertising Law (Tier 1)
  • Employment Law – Management (Tier 1)
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment (Tier 1)
  • Real Estate Law (Tier 1)

To view the firm’s rankings on the U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" website, please click here.

Davis & Gilbert’s six year strong top-tier ranking in both the National and New York City Metropolitan advertising categories further speaks to the firm’s reputation as an industry leader and pioneer within the field. With over a 100 year history in the advertising and marketing industry, we represent the world’s leading brands and agencies on virtually every business and legal issue relating to marketing, promoting, advertising and selling. We are at the forefront of changes sweeping the industry, and no law firm can match Davis & Gilbert’s in-depth experience in meeting all needs of advertisers and agencies, or has more attorneys dedicated to this work.

Real Estate
Davis & Gilbert offers one of New York City’s preeminent real estate practices, representing clients in all real estate matters involving the ownership, leasing, conveyancing and financing of properties for commercial, retail, development, investment or residential use across the country. We are consistently recognized for handling Manhattan’s largest retail, office and commercial leases on behalf of tenants in a range of industries, as well as pension trusts and the owners of many high-profile office buildings and complexes.

Litigation – Labor & Employment
Davis & Gilbert’s seasoned litigators regularly handle disputes for companies in the service sector and other "people intensive" businesses. A significant portion of our practice focuses on representing clients in litigation arising from restrictive covenants, employment contracts, executive compensations, trade secrets and technology related disputes. We also have extensive experience in handling disputes related to federal and state wage and hour laws (both in connection with individual and class action claims), Dodd-Frank, anti-discrimination laws, Sarbanes-Oxley and ERISA.

Labor & Employment
Davis & Gilbert’s innovative guidance on both routine and complex employment concerns has made us the "go-to" firm for all types of businesses, especially those in creative industries, seeking to protect their best interests while providing a desirable environment for employees. The firm’s labor & employment attorneys regularly counsel and advise companies on the full range of employment matters and disputes including restrictive covenants, reductions-in-force, discrimination and wage and hour issues.

About "Best Law Firms"
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.

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