Founded by Deborah Gaines in 2015, DGA is “the gold standard of communications consultants for law firms—intelligent and compelling.”
Deborah Gaines, President
A graduate of Yale (B.A.) and Columbia (M.A.) universities, Deb started her career with a master’s degree in 17th century literature and a boundless enthusiasm for the written word. Clients value her clarity, humor, and ability to seize the heart of the matter and create persuasive arguments on their behalf.
Deb’s writing has been featured in The New Yorker, The American Lawyer, Salon, Huffington Post, and the New York Post, among others. After making the switch from journalism to marketing, she worked as communications manager for the New York City Convention & Visitors Bureau, chief marketing officer for LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP, and executive director of marketing and communications for Montclair State University. She is also a sought-after speaker and workshop facilitator.
OLIVIA RUBINO-FINN, PROJECT MANAGER
Olivia oversees editorial projects and supervises the creation of best practices editorial and marketing copy. Her clients include McKool Smith, Schiffer Hicks Johnson, Lowenstein Sandler, and Girard Sharp, as well as Vanderbilt University, Adelphi University, and CUNY’s Graduate Center. In her previous work in theatre management and producing, Olivia contributed to a diverse array of theatrical pieces, from acclaimed Broadway productions to world premieres off-off-Broadway.
JOSH FRIEDLAND, WRITER
Josh’s recent clients include Boies Schiller Flexner, Lowenstein Sandler, and Pabst Patent Group. A graduate of UCLA (B.A. and M.A.), Josh served as consulting editor on the memoirs of Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr.
NAT SCHMOOKLER, WRITER
A graduate of Harvard, Nat has written brand stories for Silicon Valley startups and marketing copy for a wide range of businesses and websites. His clients include Hueston Hennigan and Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick.
“Deb and her team ‘get’ complicated, sensitive issues faster than anyone I know. They are the smartest people in the room as well as an absolute pleasure to work with.”