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Davis & Gilbert Elects a New Counsel

NEW YORK, January 17, 2019 – Davis & Gilbert LLP is pleased to announce the election of Darren Fried to Counsel, effective January 2, 2019.

"Darren's legal expertise and experience in advertising, media and music has made him an indispensable asset to the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions practice group. We congratulate him on his new role and look forward to his continued contributions to our clients and the firm," said Davis & Gilbert Chairman Ronald R. Urbach.

Darren Fried, Counsel, is a member of the firm's Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group. He has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating a variety of complex agreements, including agency/client agreements, live event agreements, talent contracts, branding partnerships, music production agreements and music licenses. Mr. Fried regularly counsels global, domestic and local companies on issues relating to all aspects of contract interpretation and enforcement as well as intellectual property, including copyright, trademark and rights of publicity. His recent representations include negotiating several agency/client agreements for global advertising and media engagements covering advertising spends of more than $1 billion each, drafting music licenses on behalf of one of the most valuable brands in the world with one of the highest profile rock bands of all time, drafting a brand ambassador and live performance agreement between an American Idol winner and a consumer products company, drafting and negotiating original music production agreements for an international pizza chain, and negotiating live activation agreements between a promotional agency and several professional sports organizations. Mr. Fried received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and his B.A. from Queens College (CUNY).

About Davis & Gilbert
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" (2012-2018).

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