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U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Recognizes Davis & Gilbert in National and New York City Metropolitan 'Best Law Firms' 2017 Rankings

New York, NY, November 1, 2016 – Davis & Gilbert achieved a total of ten National and New York City Metropolitan rankings in the 2017 "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. For the seventh year in a row, the firm's Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group received a first tier ranking in the categories "National - Advertising Law" and "New York City - Advertising Law." The firm was also ranked for the first time in both the national and New York City metropolitan categories for Media Law.

Five practice groups were recognized, with rankings in the following categories:


  • Advertising Law (Tier 1)
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment (Tier 1)
  • Real Estate Law (Tier 2)
  • Employment Law - Management (Tier 2)
  • Media Law (Tier 3)

New York City Metropolitan

  • Advertising Law (Tier 1)
  • Employment Law - Management (Tier 1)
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment (Tier 1)
  • Real Estate Law (Tier 1)
  • Media Law (Tier 2)

To view the firm's rankings on the U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" website, please click here.

Davis & Gilbert’s seventh year strong top-tier ranking in both the National and New York City Metropolitan advertising categories further speaks to the firm’s reputation as an industry leader and pioneer within the field. With a 110-year history in the advertising and marketing industry, we represent the world’s leading brands and agencies on virtually every business and legal issue relating to marketing, promoting, advertising and selling. We are at the forefront of changes sweeping the industry, and no law firm can match Davis & Gilbert's in-depth experience in meeting all needs of advertisers and agencies, or has more attorneys dedicated to this work.

Real Estate
Davis & Gilbert offers one of New York City’s preeminent real estate practices, representing clients in all real estate matters involving the ownership, leasing, conveyancing and financing of properties for commercial, retail, development, investment or residential use across the country. We are consistently recognized for handling Manhattan's largest retail, office and commercial leases on behalf of tenants in a range of industries, as well as pension trusts and the owners of many high-profile office buildings and complexes.

Litigation – Labor & Employment
Davis & Gilbert’s seasoned litigators regularly handle disputes for companies in the service sector and other "people intensive" businesses. A significant portion of our practice focuses on representing clients in litigation arising from restrictive covenants, employment contracts, executive compensations, trade secrets and technology related disputes. We also have extensive experience in handling disputes related to federal and state wage and hour laws (both in connection with individual and class action claims), Dodd-Frank, anti-discrimination laws, Sarbanes-Oxley and ERISA.

Labor & Employment
Davis & Gilbert's innovative guidance on both routine and complex employment concerns has made us the "go-to" firm for all types of businesses, especially those in creative industries, seeking to protect their best interests while providing a desirable environment for employees. The firm's labor & employment attorneys regularly counsel and advise companies on the full range of employment matters and disputes including restrictive covenants, reductions-in-force, discrimination and wage and hour issues.

Entertainment, Media & Sports
Davis & Gilbert’s history is rooted in working with creators and distributors of creative content in virtually every medium and those financing these activities. As today's entertainment, media and sports industries converge and technology continues to create new outlets, no law firm is better positioned to guide clients through the evolving laws, business practices and regulatory scrutiny seeking to keep pace with these developments. Our media lawyers help clients as they create and develop new channels for consuming content drawn from music, film, television and theatre; secure talent; and negotiate for and protect myriad intellectual property rights, often at times when those rights are perceived as fluid.

About 'Best Law Firms'
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 21st edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.

About Davis & Gilbert
Davis & Gilbert LLP is a strategically focused, full-service mid-sized law firm. Founded over a century ago and headquartered in New York City, the firm represents a wide array of clients – from advertising and marketing agencies of all types and sizes, and major brands and advertisers of products and services to media, technology, financial services and real estate companies, private individuals and non-profits. Widely regarded as the #1 law firm for the marketing communications industry, Davis & Gilbert has practice groups in Advertising, Marketing & Promotions; Benefits & Compensation; Corporate; Digital Media, Technology & Privacy; Entertainment, Media & Sports; Insolvency, Creditors’ Rights & Financial Products; Intellectual Property; Labor & Employment; Litigation; Private Client Services; Real Estate; and Taxation. The firm’s high rankings in publications and legal directories such as Chambers USA, The Legal 500 United States and "Best Law Firms," as well as its consistent recognition in The BTI Consulting Group's "Client Service A-Team" (2012-2016) and on The National Law Journal’s Midsize Hot List (2012-2014), indicate its dedication to solving complex legal issues for clients from start-ups to some of the world’s largest public companies as their businesses evolve.

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