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United States: Intellectual property

Copyright - ranked: tier 3

Davis & Gilbert LLP

The 'smart', 'responsive' and 'reliable' Davis & Gilbert LLP regularly represents clients on contentious issues in areas such as advertising, television, music, photography and digital media. Guy Cohen is a key figure and advised the online viral content company Brainjolt in a dispute against its competitor Distractify concerning the latter's infringement in its use of memes and articles. He also acted for Saratoga Films, which took action against a UK-based film distributor which distributed the company's film Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh without a license. Marc Rachman is 'an exceptionally skilled lawyer' and notably strong in the advertising and entertainment industry, as is Ashima Dayal, who is also experienced in infringement cases regarding choreography. Also recommended is Sara Edelman, who is particularly strong in fashion-related cases.

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United States: Labor and employment

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

Davis & Gilbert LLP

At Davis & Gilbert LLP, the lawyers' 'breadth of knowledge across all areas of employment law makes them an indispensable resource‚Äô. The team, which is jointly led by Gregg Gilman¬†and Howard Rubin, has a strong track record in the service industries and regularly advises on matters relating to harassment investigations, discrimination, retaliation, and employee classification. The ‚Äėextremely knowledgeable, proactive and thorough‚Äô Jessica Golden Cortes¬†was engaged by the City of New York to conduct workplace anti-harassment training for members of the city council. The client portfolio further includes Turner Construction, Fortress Investment and BNP Paribas. Shira Franco¬†is a ‚Äėgold-star employment counsel‚Äô, while Gregg Brochin¬†is praised for ‚Äėhis advice but also his humanity in trying to find win-win outcomes‚Äô. Other names to note are the ‚Äėoutstanding‚Äô counsel David Fisher¬†and the ‚Äėexcellent‚Äô Daniel Feinstein. Jason Pruzansky¬†is another key contact of the¬†New York-based¬†team.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

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

Davis & Gilbert LLP

Clients consider¬†Davis & Gilbert LLP¬†'unique amongst law firms in its understanding of the advertising and technology space'. The New York-based advertising, marketing and promotions practice offers 'succinct, on-point, advice in a timely manner'.¬†The team is 'knowledgeable, professional and accommodating' and provides 'a¬†full suite of legal services' for its¬†advertiser, brand and agency clients. It recently successfully represented¬†Benefit Cosmetics¬†before the National Advertising Division (NAD) in a challenge of an¬†advertiser‚Äôs substantiation for mascara volume claims. Other work highlights include advising a leading global creative agency on the creation, development and implementation of an interactive social change campaign in¬†a matter led by Howard R Weingrad,¬†and Allison Fitzpatrick¬†and associate Rohini Gokhale's coordination of a global review¬†for 2K Games¬†in relation to¬†two¬†competitions offering¬†substantial cash prizes.¬†'True expert' Ronald Urbach¬†and Richard Eisert, who¬†attracts praise for his 'strong grasp of the regulatory background', jointly head the group, which 'never misses a step to remain ahead of the concerns and how to educate their clients'. Other names to note include Joseph Lewczak,¬†the ‚Äėbrilliant‚Äô Ashima Dayal¬†and Aaron Taylor.¬†Vejay Lalla¬†left for¬†Fenwick & West LLP.

Leading lawyers

Joseph Lewczak - Davis & Gilbert LLP

Ronald Urbach - Davis & Gilbert LLP

Next generation lawyers

Aaron Taylor - Davis & Gilbert LLP

Rising stars

Rohini Gokhale - 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

The ‚Äėvery accomplished and expert‚Äô Richard Eisert¬†and Gary Kibel¬†head Davis & Gilbert LLP‚Äôs New York-based practice. The team is well known for advising clients with ‚Äėintelligence, confidence and clarity‚Äô, particularly on¬†data privacy and security issues related to¬†advertising, marketing and sales promotion law. Highlights included assisting a number of advertising agencies and brands with reviewing their ad tracking activities and promotions in compliance with the Children‚Äôs Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA). Counsel Oriyan Gitig, who assists clients with new media, technology and software development, licensing, advertising and intellectual property, ‚Äėexemplifies what an attorney and a professional should be‚Äô.

Next generation lawyers

Oriyan Gitig - Davis & Gilbert LLP

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