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Davis & Gilbert Attorney Michael C. Lasky Selected To Speak At Leading PR Industry Conference

NEW YORK, June 8, 2005 — Davis & Gilbert announced today that partner Michael Lasky would be participating as a speaker at the Public Relations Organisation Annual Conference to be held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago on June 10, 2005.

Mr. Lasky will speak on "Employment Incentive Arrangements For Key Employees" which will examine provide strategies for retaining employees in service businesses. Mr. Lasky is co-chairman of the Litigation Department and the Employment Practice Group of Davis & Gilbert LLP. He regularly advises public relations executives and owners in connection with their employment, shareholder, incentive compensation and related arrangements. A noted authority on the use and enforceability of various post-employment restrictions on competition and the movement of talent between competitive organizations, he has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Institutional Investor, PR Week and other leading general and trade publications. Mr. Lasky is also a frequent guest speaker, writer and media commentator on a variety of legal subjects affecting the public relations community.

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.