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Davis & Gilbert LLP Elects Three New Partners

NEW YORK, December 11, 2006 — Davis & Gilbert LLP, one of the world's leading advertising, marketing and communications law firms, announces the promotion of Sara L. Edelman, Alan Hahn and Glenn E. Motelson to the partnership, effective January 2007.

"It is a great pleasure to welcome Sara, Alan and Glenn to the partnership," said Michael Ditzian, Managing Partner of Davis & Gilbert.  "Not only are they talented and accomplished in their respective areas of practice, they also exemplify the collegial and collaborative values that are the hallmark of our firm.  I look forward to the important contributions each will continue to make. "

New Davis & Gilbert Partners:

Sara Edelman represents entertainment and media companies, artists and musicians in cases involving claims of copyright, trademark, defamation, right of publicity, and misappropriation of idea. In addition to litigation, Ms. Edelman advises clients on copyright, trademark and right of publicity issues and negotiates and drafts a variety of agreements including, work-for-hire agreements, music licenses and music service agreements, domain name agreements, nondisclosure agreements and model releases. Ms. Edelman received her B.A., cum laude, from Barnard College in 1990 and her J.D. from Boston University in 1993.

Alan Hahn advises employers of all sizes, including many multi-national employers, in the design and implementation of creative, unique and tax-effective employee benefit plans and programs. Mr. Hahn's broad practice includes designing, implementing and terminating all types of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare benefit plans, executive compensation programs, deferred compensation programs, and equity-based compensation programs.  Mr. Hahn received his B.S. in Accounting from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 1992 and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1995.

Glenn E. Motelson maintains a broad-based real estate practice, focusing on leasing, conveyancing and financing, with particular expertise in office and retail leasing transactions. He represents both landlords and tenants.  Mr. Motelson received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, with distinction, in 1995 and his J.D. from The George Washington University, with honors, in 1998.

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.