Davis+Gilbert is pleased to announce the promotion of Andrew Edelen, Paavana Kumar, Samantha Rothaus and Lisa Segal-Bloom to partner, effective January 1, 2023.
“We are thrilled to welcome this talented and diverse group of attorneys to the partnership,” said Davis+Gilbert Chairman Curt Myers. “We have remained extremely active across all of our practice areas, and we know Andrew, Paavana, Samantha and Lisa will continue to contribute significantly to their respective practice areas, and also maintain the firm’s commitment to superior client service, innovation and growth.”
Additional information about the 2023 partnership class:
Andrew Edelen, Partner, Corporate + Transactions
Andrew helps companies navigate complex transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, joint ventures and strategic alliances. He represents clients in a wide range of industries, including advertising agencies and emerging and established digital media and technology companies. He holds an A.B. from Vassar College and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law.
Paavana Kumar, Partner, Advertising + Marketing
Paavana helps major advertisers and retailers assess risk as they create compelling campaigns, run high-exposure promotions and streamline the online customer experience. She navigates cutting-edge “social commerce” initiatives and is a particular asset to clients seeking to leverage influencer talent, engage more creatively on social media, and reimagine their online e-commerce and subscription programs. She holds a B.A. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Samantha Rothaus, Partner, Advertising + Marketing
Samantha provides counsel by balancing legal risk with business objectives for agencies and brands exploring innovative ways to promote their content and products. Drawing on prior copyright litigation and brand protection experience, she helps clients launch collaborative projects, understand their contract rights, and negotiate content production and talent agreements. She holds a B.A. from Boston University, a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and an LL.M. from University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.
Lisa Segal-Bloom, Partner, Real Estate
Lisa is an experienced real estate transactional attorney with a creative approach to helping landlords and tenants overcome challenges that arise in complex commercial leasing transactions. Luxury retailers, landlords, restaurateurs and department stores rely on her counsel to execute successful strategic alliances. She holds a B.A. from Tulane University and a J.D. from New York Law School.