Madison Ave Insights

About Madison Ave Insights

On Madison Ave, people sprint.  The creative juices of the advertising industry – agencies and advertisers – run around the clock, fueling the demand to produce novel ideas.  In the background lurks a complicated world, a spider-web of new opportunities, challenges, and impediments.  With a voice 100 years strong, preeminent advertising law firm Davis & Gilbert LLP is often heard on this street, helping the industry navigate that world.  Ron Urbach, the firm’s Chairman, will peel back the curtains on the advertising world each week to share his unique perspective on the world as he sees it.  He will also sit down with the very people shaping the industry to discuss hot button issues.

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About Ron Urbach

Ron Urbach

Ronald Urbach is the Chairman of the leading advertising law firm Davis & Gilbert LLP.  He is also co-chair of the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group.  His clients include numerous multinational, national and regional advertising agencies, including those agencies that are viewed as being the top creative agencies in the world.  Some of the largest advertisers and marketers in many different product categories are his clients, as well, including those in the automotive, telecommunications, wireless communication, retailing, video games, consumer electronics, publishing, membership services, computer, entertainment, internet, alcoholic beverages, magazines and travel sectors.

Ron regularly counsels his clients on all aspects of the law in the creation, production and distribution of advertising, marketing and promotional materials.  His practice involves appearing before the FTC, state Attorneys General, and other federal and local regulatory agencies that have jurisdiction over advertising, marketing and promotions. He has handled many of the most critical advertising and marketing practice cases in recent years, a number of which were joint FTC and/or multi-state actions.

Ron has been recognized as a leading advertising lawyer for eight consecutive years by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2006-2013) and has received a “Star Individual” ranking since the inception of this tier. He is described by clients as “probably the best attorney in the field today,” and is sought for his “invaluable” counsel and advice which covers marketing, promotions, media, IP and technology. Clients also “applaud him as one of the most excellent lawyers in the advertising bar,” and state that he is “savvy, creative, smart and clear.” In addition, Ron has been consistently recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. as a “leading lawyer” in the area of advertising and marketing. Clients describe him as “a legal expert in advertising with a good sense of regulator and administrator concerns and solid business judgment,” as well as “highly responsive and a pleasure to work with.” Ron has also been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America in advertising law (2010-2014) and as a Super Lawyer by New York Metro Super Lawyers (2007-2013).

To learn more about Ron, read his bio.

About Davis & Gilbert LLP

Davis & Gilbert LLP is a strategically focused, full-service law firm of more than 110 lawyers. Founded over a century ago and located in a single office in New York City, the firm represents a wide array of clients – ranging from small, independent start-ups to some of the world’s largest public companies – throughout the United States and internationally. Davis & Gilbert is widely regarded as the #1 law firm for the marketing communications industry and has specialty practices focusing on middle market M&A, intellectual property, litigation, labor & employment, real estate, and private client services. Davis & Gilbert is ranked in publications and legal directories such as Chambers, Legal 500 and Best Law Firms. The firm has also been consistently recognized in The BTI Consulting Group’s “Client Service A-Team,” (2012-2014) and in The National Law Journal’s 2012 and 2013 Midsize Hot List.

Visit Davis & Gilbert’s homepage for more information.