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James L. Johnston Named a Sports and Entertainment Trailblazer by The National Law Journal

NEW YORK, November 7, 2019The National Law Journal has named Davis & Gilbert partner James L. Johnston in the publication’s inaugural list of Sports and Entertainment Trailblazers. The National Law Journal recognizes professionals who have made an impact in their sector through new types of strategies or innovative court cases.

The feature highlights Mr. Johnston’s legal career and achievements in helping non-traditional players stake their claims in sports and entertainment, such as advising Gillette, Walmart and Procter & Gamble in their entertainment initiatives.

The profile on Mr. Johnston references his work in seamlessly guiding clients across industries to leverage new technologies and means of connecting with audiences. Mr. Johnston discussed advising Drone Racing League to help them build out a model that took "advantage of the technology inherent in the competition itself" in order to form unique partnerships to finance, promote and broadcast sports programming around the world.

When looking ahead to what the future holds on the sports side, Mr. Johnston explains how gaming and gambling will alter how audiences engage with sports and how technological and experiential innovation will "blur the line between live and broadcast events."

To read the full profile, go to page 59 of the publication.

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Davis & Gilbert LLP is a strategically focused, full-service mid-sized law firm of more than 130 lawyers. Founded over a century ago and located in New York City, the firm represents a wide array of clients – ranging from start-ups to some of the world's largest public companies and financial institutions – 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 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. Davis & Gilbert is ranked in publications and legal directories such as Chambers USA, The Legal 500 United States, and "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers®, and is consistently recognized in The BTI Consulting Group's "Client Service A-Team" (2012-2019).

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