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Davis & Gilbert Ranked in Five Practice Areas by Chambers USA 2014

New York, NY, June 3, 2014 – Davis & Gilbert achieved outstanding results in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA, earning five practice group rankings and twelve individual lawyer rankings.

Once again, the following practice groups received recognition in the 2014 edition: Advertising, Marketing & Promotions; Real Estate; Labor & Employment; and Intellectual Property. This year, the firm also earned a ranking in the Nationwide Retail category for the first time. Additionally, twelve Davis & Gilbert attorneys were identified as leaders in six diverse categories: Advertising, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Media & Entertainment, and Real Estate.

For the ninth consecutive year, Davis & Gilbert was awarded a Band 1 ranking in the nationwide category, Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory, maintaining its consistent top-tier position in this table. The guide praised the firm for its “highly regarded advertising transactional and regulatory practice that remains at the forefront of the field.” Clients also commended the group’s attorneys for their ability to “be very practical in their advice,” as well to aid in “complex risk assessments and to navigate difficult situations.”

In addition to the firm recognition, four partners were ranked individually in the Advertising category:
Ronald R. Urbach (Star Individual)
Joseph J. Lewczak (Band 2)
Richard S. Eisert (Band 3)
Howard R. Weingrad (Band 3)

Media & Entertainment
Davis & Gilbert entertainment partner James L. Johnston (Band 3) was recognized again in the New York category, Media & Entertainment: Film & Television. Mr. Johnston won praise for “weighing the risks from a business perspective,” and his ability to “break down the legal issues in layman terms.”

Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright
Davis & Gilbert again earned a Band 4 ranking in the New York category, Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright. According to one client: “Davis & Gilbert provides real value, and all of the attorneys we’ve worked with have been extremely efficient, attentive, thorough and responsive to our needs.”

Additionally, two partners were ranked individually for the Intellectual Property category:
Jeffrey C. Katz (Band 3)
Marc J. Rachman (Band 3)

Real Estate
Davis & Gilbert’s Real Estate practice group was ranked for the eighth consecutive year, earning a Band 4 ranking in the New York category, Real Estate: Mainly Dirt. The group was once again noted for its strength in leasing matters, with clients describing Davis & Gilbert as “a firm that goes the extra mile” and provides “excellent service always.”

One partner was ranked in this category:
Gerald R. Uram (Band 2)

For the first time this year, the firm was ranked in the Nationwide Retail category (Band 3), with particular attention given to the firm’s substantial experience in New York retail leasing and its extensive roster of major retail brands. According to clients, the firm is “super experienced in the industry, with a great network and relationships with developers and landlords, which helps with negotiations.”

Labor & Employment
The firm’s Labor & Employment practice group was ranked in the New York Labor & Employment category again, earning a Band 4 ranking. Clients remarked: “[Davis & Gilbert attorneys] make a point of knowing our business and how we operate, and more importantly they all seem to really understand our culture.”

Four Labor & Employment partners were also ranked in this category:
Howard J. Rubin (Band 4)
Gregg A. Gilman (Band 4)
Gregg Brochin (Band 4)
Jessica Golden Cortes (Band 4)

About Chambers
Chambers is a highly-regarded and independent publication that conducts law firm rankings nationwide, and whose in-depth research is based both on objective data and client confidential interviews. The USA guide, published since 1999, identifies the most skilled legal practitioners throughout the country based on the qualities most valued by clients.

About Davis & Gilbert
Davis & Gilbert LLP is an independent, strategically focused, full service, multi-disciplinary law firm of more than 110 lawyers. Founded over a century ago and located in a single office in New York City, the firm represents a wide range of clients - including some of the world's largest public companies, small and mid-size independent companies, partnerships, joint ventures, large media conglomerates and multinational holding companies - throughout the United States and internationally. Davis & Gilbert is widely regarded as the #1 law firm for the marketing communications industry and has practices focusing on real estate, litigation, intellectual property, labor & employment, corporate and middle market M&A, and private client services. Davis & Gilbert is ranked in publications and legal directories such as Chambers, Legal 500 and Best Law Firms. The firm has also been consistently recognized in The BTI Consulting Group’s “Client Service A-Team” (2012-2015) and in The National Law Journal’s Midsize Hot List (2012-2014).

For more information, please contact:
Dawn Gertz Longfield
Chief Marketing Officer