FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
GLOBAL ADVERTISING LAWYERS ALLIANCE ADDS
NEW MEMBERS IN ARGENTINA, HONDURAS, ITALY, PANAMA, SPAIN 
& THE UNITED STATES

February 8, 2018, New York, N.Y. - The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance ("GALA") announced today that it has added new members in Argentina, Honduras, Italy, Panama, Spain and the United States.  With members representing more than 90 countries, GALA is the leading network of advertising lawyers in the world.
 
"GALA continues to expand its reach around the world in order to give marketers access to the critical information they need to advertise globally," said Jeffrey A. Greenbaum, GALA's Global Chairman and Managing Partner of Frankfurt Kurnit, in New York, New York. 
 
The new GALA member in Argentina is Randle Legal. The new GALA member from Honduras is the firm BLP Abogados. GALA's new Italian member is Portolano Cavallo. The new GALA member in Panama is Estudio Benedetti. The new GALA member from Spain is Abril Abogados . GALA's new United States member is Venable LLP.
 
"We are thrilled to have these firms join GALA," said Duncan Grehan, GALA's Global Vice Chairman and Partner at Duncan Grehan & Partners Solicitors, GALA's Irish member.  "They are a terrific addition to our network in the Americas, EMEA and around the globe," he said.
ABOUT RANDLE LEGAL
Randle Legal provides comprehensives legal advice to domestic and international agencies and governments, primarily in business transactions, natural resources, real estate, infrastructure, corporate, litigation, and tax matters. In addition, Randle Legal represents clients such as pharmaceutical houses, multinational and national companies in the handling of their trademark portfolio. They also provide guidance to our clients in all issues related to the advertising and marketing of their products, and in their commercial promotions. 

ABOUT BLP ABOGADOS
BLP was founded in 2003 by a group of lawyers convinced that legal advisers must become true business partners to their clients by providing top legal advice with business sense. Hence, the name: Business Law Partners. BLP is a full-service law firm with 9 offices in 5 different countries, offering a strong and renown practice in consumer protection & advertising, Intellectual Property&Antitrust / Competition.
 
ABOUT PORTOLANO CAVALLO
Portolano Cavallo is a full-service firm founded in 2001 with nearly 40 lawyers across offices in Milan and Rome. The firm has an impressive profile with multiple Italian and international rankings and awards gained primarily for their expertise in digital/media/advertising, technology, life sciences and luxury/fashion sectors. Their practice areas range from advertising to intellectual property, from litigation to M&A and venture capital, from employment to data protection, privacy and cyber-security issues, from fintech to audiovisual media services and telecommunications, from technology transactions to antitrust and regulatory issues. A large portion of the firm's clients are international and span a variety of commercial industries. They have a particularly impressive client list in the Digital, Media & Technology, Entertainment, Fashion, Fintech - Insurtech and Life Sciences sectors. 
 
ABOUT ESTUDIO BENEDETTI
With over 25 years of professional practice the team at Estudio Benedetti  stands out as a leading full service law firm in Panama, offering a wide range of legal services and providing counsel to local and international companies from a variety of different sectors. Estudio Benedetti is a highly acclaimed firm with exceptional capabilities in the Intellectual Property field recognized by the work consistently provided for by our team in connection with trademark registrations, patents, copyright, domain names, unfair competition and advertising.
 
ABOUT ABRIL ABOGADOS
Established in 2001, Abril Abogados has a strong reputation providing legal services in the fields of TMT and IP, including anti-counterfeiting, unfair competition, right to privacy, honor and self-image, e-commerce, social networks, on-line reputation, audiovisual, advertising and marketing regulations, and generally any area of law relating to leisure, entertainment and technology. Abril Abogados has become one of the fastest-growing firms in the Spanish legal sector. The firm represents media companies, collecting societies, advertising enterprises as well as companies in the manufacturing, trade and service businesses relating to competition, patent and trademark matters.
 
ABOUT VENABLE
With more than 60 experienced attorneys, Venable's Advertising and Marketing Practice Group is one of the largest in the nation and is consistently recognized by the leading legal rankings, for its regulatory, transactional, and litigation expertise. They advise some of America's most iconic and beloved brands and direct marketers, including leading companies in areas such as digital media, gaming, retail sales, direct-to-consumer sales, multi-level and direct marketing, consumer financial services, food, drug and beverage, dietary supplements, housewares, consumer packaged goods, personal care products, hospitality, telecommunications, automotive, and toys. With partners in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., Venable's large national advertising practice represents clients in all areas of advertising and intellectual property law. Venable is a full service firm with capabilities in almost every area of practice. 

ABOUT GALA
With firms representing more than 90 countries, each GALA member has the local expertise and experience in advertising, marketing and promotion law that will help your campaign achieve its objectives, and navigate the legal minefield successfully. GALA is a uniquely sensitive global resource whose members maintain frequent contact with each other to maximize the effectiveness of their collaborative efforts for their shared clients. GALA provides the premier worldwide resource to advertisers and agencies seeking solutions to problems involving the complex legal issues affecting today's marketplace.
For More Information Contact: 

Stacy Bess

Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)

+1 212 705 4895

sbess@galalaw.com