Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP is a large law firm that traces its roots to 1846 in Ohio. With offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Dayton, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; Naples, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Porter Wright provides strategic legal counsel to a worldwide base of clients.

Porter Wright partners with clients to help them take advantage of opportunities and achieve business goals. We’ve worked with clients that form the backbone of the U.S. economy — advising them as they’ve grown, helping them adjust to a globalized economy, and to evolve to meet new demands and seize opportunities. Not only do we help clients resolve legal challenges, we strive to be a trusted business advisor and steady ally.

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Keeping an eye on Ohio House Bill 401
Even as the federal government has moved toward mandating COVID vaccination by many employers, a bill introduced in the Ohio legislature, if passed, would eliminate workers’ compensation immunity and expose employers to
Continue Reading Will we say goodbye to workers’ compensation immunity for mandatory COVID vaccination-related damages?

On Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, President Biden announced a new COVID-19 Action Plan. As part of the plan, the President has directed OSHA to issue a new temporary emergency standard that will require companies with 100 or more employees to
Continue Reading President Biden directs OSHA to issue new temporary emergency standard to mandate COVID-19 vaccination or regular testing for companies with 100+ employees

Employers who sponsor 401(k) plans and other defined contribution plans in which participants may direct the investments of their accounts now have a deadline to provide lifetime income illustrations in those plans’ benefit statements. The Department of Labor (DOL) recently
Continue Reading Plan sponsors now have a deadline for providing lifetime income illustrations

Our last article, New Brandeisians keep their promise, discussed the contents of Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-MN) proposed overarching antitrust legislation, Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act (CALERA). Now, we’d like to take a step back and focus on
Continue Reading New Brandeisians push further: Proposed antitrust legislation reflects broad remedial purpose of antitrust laws

Not only are public and private companies increasingly targeted for cyber-attacks, but local and state governments across the country are as well. In our latest Privacy and Security Roundup, we cover the Senate-passed bill that includes nearly $2 billion in
Continue Reading September Privacy and Security Roundup: Funding national cybersecurity, violating Safeguards Rule and fighting cyber threats

Most employers are equipped to respond to employee allegations of harassment by co-workers or managers. However, there are added levels of difficulty when employees complain of harassment by a customer, contractor or other visitor to the business. In Sansone v.
Continue Reading ‘But they don’t work for us!’ Best practices for handling employee claims of harassment by a customer