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Davis & Gilbert Continues Sponsorship Of ANA's Advertising Law And Business Affairs Conference

NEW YORK, December 19, 2006 — Davis & Gilbert LLP announced today that it has has renewed its sponsorship of the ANA's Advertising Law & Business Affairs Conference. The ANA conference in New York City on January 17-18, 2007, will address a host of topics the firm considers critical to its extensive advertiser and advertising agency client base. "Businesses need to clearly understand the state of the law relating to advertising and marketing and adopt policies and practices to ensure compliance.  We are very pleased to have the opportunity to continue our support of the ANA program." said Ronald R. Urbach, co-chair of Davis & Gilbert's Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Department. "And I am especially pleased to team with Carla Michelotti of Leo Burnett Worldwide in a discussion of the complexities surrounding the advertiser/advertising agency relationship," added Urbach.

Among the topics ANA panelists will address are legislative developments, children's advertising, intellectual property, the advertiser/advertising agency relationship, reality TV, puffery and ambush marketing. The speaker roster includes Daniel L. Jaffe, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, ANA; Carla Michelotti, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Leo Burnett Worldwide, Inc.; Rick McMurtry, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc.; Brent Sanders, Microsoft Corporation; Arnold Friede, Pfizer Inc.; and Alice M. Osburn, Associate General Counsel, General Motors Corporation.

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.