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Keeping up with the dot-anythings

For the past several weeks, our colleagues at Technology Law Source have been working hard to keep readers apprised of developments related to The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ new generic top-level domain (gTLD) program. This program, which is essentially redefining the face of the Internet, is likely to impact any business — or, indeed, any entity — with a web presence. If you haven’t been able to keep up with the hundreds of gTLDs already delegated this year, download this hot-off-the-press e-book: Protecting Your Brand in a New gTLD World.

You also may want to subscribe to Technology Law Source (use the “Subscribe by email” prompt in the left column of the site) to receive weekly updates about the evolution of the gTLD program and the dot-anythings launching each month.


Technology Law Source 2.0

 We wanted to take a moment to share the redesigned Porter Wright Technology Law Source blog with you.

 Technology Law Source is designed for readers to quickly and easily learn about concepts that cut across the traditional lines of intellectual property and extend to evolving technologies, as well as concerns  with privacy and data security.

Our authors  routinely update the blog to provide the latest news and information about a range of areas relating to the industry, including:

·         Copyright

·         Data breach

·         Data security

·         Database management

·         Electronic commerce

·         Electronic discovery

·         Electronic medical records

·         Enforcements, disputes, and litigation

·         HIPAA and HITECH Act compliance

·         International law and regulation

·         Internet law

·         Legal issues in use of social media

·         Online commerce

·         Online marketing, advertising, and promotions

·         Outsourcing

·         Patent filing, prosecution, and enforcement

·         Regulatory environment in privacy

·         Trade secret protection and enforcement

·         Trademark selection, enforcement, and brand protection

·         Workplace privacy matters

We invite you to visit the blog, and let us know what you think. …

Attend Our Upcoming Complimentary Workshop – ” What Would YOU Do If Your Network is Hacked?”

One needs only to visit a site such as to learn the extent data breach incidents occur. This workshop will help you learn how to respond to data breach intrusions, whether as a result of a lost laptop, criminal hacking, or other unauthorized access or use of information.


Robert J. Morgan, Esq., Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Jeremy A. Logsdon, Esq., Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Donna M. Ruscitti, Esq., Chair, Porter Wright’s Information Privacy and Data Security Practice Group

This is a complimentary seminar, however seating is limited. To reserve your spot at this program, please e-mail Deb Ballard at before February 14.…

2011 Banking Lawyer of the Year

Congratulations to my long-time colleague James (Jim) Botti on his 2011 Best Lawyers Banking Lawyer of the Year recognition. According to Best Lawyers, Jim was chosen based on his particularly high ratings in Best Lawyers’ surveys by earning a high level of respect among his peers for his abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Jim has spent nearly all of his 28-year career representing banks and other financial institutions in negotiating and documenting complex commercial loan transactions and in handling troubled loan or “workout” situations both inside and outside of bankruptcy. He also represents many non-financial institution lenders in collecting money owed to them by commercial borrowers of all types. In addition, he represents a number of borrowers in negotiating complex commercial loan transactions and assisting them in troubled loan or workout situations.

Congratulations, again, Jim. To see a full list of the Porter Wright partners with the 2011 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year distinction, please …

Chambers USA 2010 Ranks Porter Wright Among Leading Banking & Finance Practices in Ohio

We are pleased to share with our Banking & Finance Law Report friends that Chambers USA has ranked Porter Wright’s Banking & Finance practice among the leading practices in Ohio in their most recent report.

To read about our review, please click here:

Banking & Finance – Ohio

Chambers USA also ranked Tim Grady individually for his experience and reputation in Banking & Finance Law.

Timothy Grady – Banking & Finance – Ohio

Porter Wright Recognized Among 30 Elite Law Firms Nationally For Superior Client Service in BTI Survey

Porter Wright is deeply honored to be ranked among the 30 elite firms in the country when it comes to client service.  In a national survey of in-house counsel at Fortune 1000 companies conducted byThe BTI Consulting Group (BTI), Porter Wright ranked 22 out of 505 core firms named by in-house counsel.

Porter Wright was honored as a “Leader of the Best” when it comes to advising clients on business issues. According to the report, “Porter Wright differentiates itself with clients by translating legalese into business speak — a key method to prove your commitment to help clients.” The report also cites specific comments from corporate counsel about Porter Wright’s commitment to client service, specifically, “They know our business and us. They have skilled people in a number of areas critical to our business.”

Based out of Boston, BTI is the leading provider of strategic market research to law firms and professional services firms. BTI’s analysis draws on candid feedback from 240 corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 companies to determine which law firms among 505 core firms nationally top the charts in client service. Corporate counsel ranked Porter Wright among the best in the country in 14 areas:

  1. Anticipates