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Davis & Gilbert Attorneys Ronald R. Urbach And Howard R. Weingrad To Serve On Faculty Of American Conference Institute's 15th National Advanced Corporate Counsel Forum On Advertising Law

NEW YORK, March 21, 2005 — Davis & Gilbert announced today that partners Ronald R. Urbach and Howard Weingrad would be participating as faculty in a leading advertising law conference sponsored by American Conference Institute.

On June 6-7, 2005, in Chicago, IL, Ronald R. Urbach, a partner in and co-chair of Davis & Gilbert's Advertising, Marketing & Media Department, will discuss the reality of creating aggressive advertising in an era of high risk. Howard R. Weingrad, also a partner in Davis & Gilbert's Advertising, Marketing & Media Department, will discuss working with talent unions.

Ronald R. 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. Agency clients include the full range of below the line agencies from promotion, direct marketing, telemarketing, public relations, health care, interactive, event and other businesses. Some of the largest advertisers and marketers in many different product categories are his clients, including those in the automotive, telecommunications, wireless communication, video games, consumer electronics, publishing, membership services, cable television, entertainment, internet, alcoholic beverages, magazines and travel sectors.

Howard R. Weingrad counsels our advertising and media clients on legal aspects of copyright, unfair competition, rights of privacy and publicity, and music, and in connection with the use of performing talent in broadcast advertising including relations with the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and other advertising and entertainment industry guilds. He also litigates intellectual property disputes and performers' guild agreements.

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.