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Davis & Gilbert's Ronald R. Urbach And Joseph J. Lewczak To Serve On Faculty At Leading Seminar For Advertising Agencies On Ownership Of Ideas And Compensation

NEW YORK, April 30, 2007 — Davis & Gilbert announced today that partners Ronald R. Urbach and Joseph J. Lewczak would be participating as faculty at the Association of Advertising Agencies' seminar entitled Agency Ideas and Work: Rights, Ownership, Intellectual Property and Compensation. The conference will take place on June 28, 2007 in New York City. 

Mr.Urbach, a partner in and co-chair of Davis & Gilbert's Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Department, will explore the latest issues involving “Ideas, ownership and use of work product plus tips on negotiating appropriate ownership and compensation arrangements”.

Mr. Urbach is considered one of the country's leading advertising, promotion and marketing lawyers. His clients include numerous multinational, national and regional advertising agencies, including those agencies that are viewed as being the top creative agencies in the world.

Mr. Lewczak also is a partner in the Advertising, Marketing and Promotions Department of Davis & Gilbert. He will discuss “IP structures and business models in other Creative/Service industries.”

Mr. Lewczak represents numerous multinational, national and local advertising agencies, promotions agencies, advertisers, direct marketers, and telemarketers in connection with all aspects of advertising, promotions, marketing, direct marketing and telemarketing. He has considerable experience in all areas of advertising, direct marketing and promotions, and he is an expert in the areas of games of chance, complex skill contests, telemarketing, direct mail and charitable solicitations.

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.