Firm Profile > Davis & Gilbert LLP > New York, United States
Davis & Gilbert LLP Offices
NEW YORK, NY 10019
Davis & Gilbert LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
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’s 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 ‘brilliant’ Ashima Dayal and Aaron Taylor. Vejay Lalla left for Fenwick & West LLP.
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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.
The ‘very accomplished and expert’ Richard Eisert and Gary Kibel head Davis & Gilbert LLP’s New York-based practice. The team is well known for advising clients with ‘intelligence, confidence and clarity’, 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’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA). Counsel Oriyan Gitig, who assists clients with new media, technology and software development, licensing, advertising and intellectual property, ‘exemplifies what an attorney and a professional should be’.
At Davis & Gilbert LLP, the lawyers' 'breadth of knowledge across all areas of employment law makes them an indispensable resource’. 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 ‘extremely knowledgeable, proactive and thorough’ 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 ‘gold-star employment counsel’, while Gregg Brochin is praised for ‘his advice but also his humanity in trying to find win-win outcomes’. Other names to note are the ‘outstanding’ counsel David Fisher and the ‘excellent’ Daniel Feinstein. Jason Pruzansky is another key contact of the New York-based team.
Davis & Gilbert LLP > Firm Profile
Davis & Gilbert LLP is a strategically focused, full-service law firm of over 130 lawyers with a domestic and international client base that includes advertising and marketing agencies of all types and sizes; major brands and advertisers of products and services; media, technology, financial services and real estate companies, as well as private individuals and non-profits.
Main Areas of Practice:
Advertising, Marketing & Promotions:
Davis & Gilbert has over 30 lawyers dedicated to all aspects of law governing the creation, production and distribution of advertising, marketing and promotional materials across all forms of media. As market leaders in this area, this group counsels the world’s leading advertising, marketing, digital, technology and media companies, including many of the top global brands, on advertising, marketing, entertainment, intellectual property, interactive, integrated and traditional media, sales promotion, direct marketing, public relations and licensing matters.
Benefits & Compensation:
The firm’s benefits and compensation practice helps clients attract, retain and reward employees through creative, unique and tax-advantaged compensation and benefit programs. The group represents employers of all types, including large publicly-held corporations, private mid-size companies, family-owned businesses, partnerships, tax-exempt entities and start-ups.
Davis & Gilbert’s corporate practice handles a wide array of commercial transactions, including M&A deals, divestitures, restructurings and financings for a broad range of clients. The group helps clients with debt and equity financings and securities offerings, corporate governance, and SEC compliance, as well as with drafting shareholder, LLC operating, employment and consulting, non-competition and confidentiality and licensing agreements.
Digital Media, Technology & Privacy:
Davis & Gilbert assists clients in the development, marketing, distribution, licensing and protection of some of the most advanced interactive advertising, programmatic, marketing, promotion, gaming, and entertainment related products, services and systems. The group has extensive experience advising on legal requirements and best practices for businesses at the intersection of data, technology and media, including critical issues related to data collection, privacy and security.
Entertainment, Media & Sports:
Davis & Gilbert’s entertainment, media and sports practice covers all areas of entertainment and sports-related law, including the financing, development, production and distribution of entertainment content and sports ventures. Sponsors, advertisers, athletes, entertainers, leagues, teams and unions, financers, investors, vendors, and suppliers all rely on the firm’s experience in the areas of law that impact the entertainment and sports industries.
Insolvency, Creditors’ Rights & Financial Products:
The firm’s insolvency, creditors’ rights and financial products practice is a multidisciplinary group handling a range of corporate finance, insolvency and litigation matters, including those involving complex financial instruments. The group regularly counsels clients through financially distressed situations and helps formulate and execute creditor enforcement strategies, including foreclosure actions under the UCC.
Davis & Gilbert routinely handles all issues relating to the creation, protection, and use of intellectual property, including domestic and international trademarks, false advertising, copyright, licensing, right of publicity and other protections. The firm’s IP lawyers establish strategies to preserve their clients’ rights and protect them against infringement, dilutions and misappropriation of trademarks, trade dress, copyrights and domain names.
Labor & Employment:
Davis & Gilbert advises employers of all sizes on all compliance and regulatory issues governing the workplace. The firm’s labor and employment lawyers assist clients with investigations; training and compliance issues and traditional labor matters; as well as counseling on and defending against wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, or whistleblower claims (both individual and class action, and before the courts or the EEOC).
Lawyers in Davis & Gilbert’s litigation practice have argued cases in jurisdictions throughout the country. The firm’s litigators handle a wide range of commercial matters, including contract disputes, restrictive covenants, employment issues, trademark and copyright infringement, false advertising, consumer class actions, financial services industry litigation and real estate disputes, as well as government investigations and regulatory matters.
Private Client Services:
Davis & Gilbert’s private client services practice counsels business owners, executives, hedge fund principals and other successful individuals and families in a variety of issues impacting their personal and business decisions, including business succession issues, estate planning, charitable giving and trust and estate administration.
Davis & Gilbert’s real estate practice represents clients across the country in matters involving ownership, leasing, conveyancing and financing of properties for commercial, retail, development, investment and residential use. The group represents international banks, financial services companies, investment firms, law firms and major advertising agencies in the leasing of their corporate headquarters and branch offices. The group also includes a highly-regarded retail leasing practice, handling leases of all sizes on behalf of the world’s most recognized retail brands.
Davis & Gilbert’s taxation practice provides tax advice related to structuring and negotiating a variety of transactions. The group advises domestic and international corporate entities both public and private, limited liability companies and tax-exempt organizations, and partnership groups, as well as parties involved in project finance transactions, real estate ventures and succession planning transactions.
|Advertising, Marketing and Promotions||Ronald R Urbach|
|Advertising, Marketing and Promotions||Richard S Eisert|
|Benefits and Compensation||Mark E Bokert|
|Benefits and Compensation||Alan Hahn|
|Digital Media, Technology and Privacy||Ronald R Urbach|
|Entertainment, Media and Sports||Ronald R Urbach|
|Insolvency, Creditors’ Rights and Financial Products||Joseph Cioffi|
|Intellectual Property||Jeffrey C Katz|
|Intellectual Property||Ronald R Urbach|
|Labor and Employment||Gregg A Gilman|
|Labor and Employment||Howard J Rubin|
|Litigation||Michael C Lasky|
|Litigation||Neal H Klausner|
|Private client services||Alan D Kroll|
|Real estate||Robert Karin|
|Real estate||Mark E Maltz|
|Real estate||Donald E Sonnenborn|
|Mr Gregg Brochin||View Profile|
|Mr Guy R Cohen||View Profile|
|Ms Jessica Golden Cortes||View Profile|
|Ms Ashima Dayal||View Profile|
|Ms Sara Edelman||View Profile|
|Mr Richard S Eisert||View Profile|
|Mr Daniel A Feinstein||View Profile|
|Mr David Fisher||View Profile|
|Ms Allison Fitzpatrick||View Profile|
|Ms Shira Franco||View Profile|
|Mr Gregg A Gilman||View Profile|
|Ms Oriyan Gitig||View Profile|
|Ms Rohini Gokhale||View Profile|
|Alan Hahn||View Profile|
|Mr James L Johnston||View Profile|
|Mr Robert A Karin||View Profile|
|Mr Jeffrey Katz||View Profile|
|Mr Gary A Kibel||View Profile|
|Mr Joseph J Lewczak||View Profile|
|Mr Mark Maltz||View Profile|
|Mr Jason Pruzansky||View Profile|
|Mr Marc J Rachman||View Profile|
|Mr Howard J Rubin||View Profile|
|Mr Donald E Sonnenborn||View Profile|
|Mr Aaron Taylor||View Profile|
|Mr Gerald R Uram||View Profile|
|Mr Ronald R Urbach||View Profile|
|Mr Howard R Weingrad||View Profile|