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United States: Intellectual property

Copyright
Copyright - ranked: tier 4

Davis & Gilbert LLP

New York-based boutique Davis & Gilbert LLP has notable strength in copyright advisory work in the advertising and marketing space, which stands alongside the firm’s busy litigation and transactional practices. In a recent highlight, the team successfully represented online viral content company Brainjolt in a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by its competitor, Distractify. The group also successfully defended the Puerto Rico Public Broadcasting Corporation against an action brought by a music publisher and performing rights licensing society alleging infringement; the case was resolved amicably. Ashima Dayal is recommended on the non-contentious side; Marc Rachman and Guy Cohen are the key litigators.

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United States: Labor and employment

Workplace and employment counseling
Workplace and employment counseling - ranked: tier 3

Davis & Gilbert LLP

Davis & Gilbert LLP’s β€˜very commercial’ team advises clients across a diverse range of industries, such as the financial services, fashion, transport, media, construction, publishing and hospitality sectors, and handles a range of workplace and employment counseling mandates, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, investigations, ERISA, executive compensation, benefits and compliance mandates. It is advising Turner Construction Company on resolving and mediating numerous employment-related matters across the country and on the revision of its nationwide drug-testing policies and procedures. Gregg Gilman, who β€˜makes a real effort to understand the client’s business’ (and co-heads the firm’s hospitality practice), co-leads the New York-based team with Howard Rubin. Counsel David Fisher, Daniel Feinstein, Gregg Brochin, Jessica Golden Cortes, the β€˜terrific’ Shira Franco, and Jason Pruzansky are key contacts.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Advertising and marketing: transactional and regulatory
Advertising and marketing: transactional and regulatory - ranked: tier 1

Davis & Gilbert LLP

Fielding β€˜absolutely world-class experts’, Davis & Gilbert LLP provides β€˜unmatched depth and knowledge’ to its advertiser, brand and agency clients; its recent work includes advising multiple advertising agencies on their collective bargaining agreements with Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and acting for Phenomenon regarding its brand strategy and advertising campaign for a bike exercise and cycling company. Other clients include Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Little Caesars Pizza, Snapchat, ZocDoc and Epson America. Ronald Urbach, who is β€˜genuinely exceptional’, heads the New York-based practice, which also includes Joseph Lewczak; Lewczak recently advised Samsonite and its brands on the negotiation of a charitable solicitation agreement with Susan G Komen. Richard Eisert, media specialist Allison Fitzpatrick, Aaron Taylor, Howard Weingrad and the β€˜brilliant’ Ashima Dayal are also recommended; Eisert is working with several media agencies and platforms on the impact of various self-regulatory programs (including non-cookie-based online behavioral advertising and cross-device tracking) on the advertising arena.

Leading lawyers

Joseph Lewczak - Davis & Gilbert LLP

Ronald Urbach - Davis & Gilbert LLP

Next generation lawyers

Aaron Taylor - Davis & Gilbert LLP

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Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) - ranked: tier 3

Davis & Gilbert LLP

Davis & Gilbert LLP leverages its position as β€˜an unmatched firm in the advertising arena’ with β€˜unparalleled business acumen and business knowledge’ to assist advertisers and marketers with big data issues and mandates relating to privacy policies, websites, mobile apps and marketing promotions. Richard Eisert is advising several leading media and advertising agencies on issues surrounding data onboarding and is also assisting various ad tech and e-commerce companies with the drafting of privacy policies. Eisert and Gary Kibel jointly lead the New York-based group, which also includes β€˜impassioned and tireless’ counsel Oriyan Gitig, who β€˜can guide clients through any issue thanks to her vast knowledge of legal trends and market changes’. The team is also noted for its COPPA expertise and handles data collection, crisis management, regulatory matters and privacy-related disputes. Clients include Fanatics, Neo@Ogilvy, Millennial Media, Crisp Media and Evoke Neuroscience.

Next generation lawyers

Oriyan Gitig - Davis & Gilbert LLP

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