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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

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Managing Partner: Robert J. Tannous
Number of Partners/Principals: 126
Number of other lawyers: 85

Firm Overview:
For over 170 years, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP has partnered with clients to help them take advantage of opportunities and achieve business goals. From its eight offices across Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Washington, D.C., Porter Wright seamlessly brings together the knowledge, skills, experience and resources to serve the most challenging needs of its clients. Home to three primary departments: corporate, litigation, and labor and employment; over 200 attorneys represent clients in 28 niche practice areas. The firm prides itself on working to understand each client’s business objectives and risk tolerance, while tailoring legal services to help them achieve favorable results.

Practice Areas:  

Antitrust & Consumer Protection
Banking & Financing
Bankruptcy, Workout & Creditors’ Rights
Business Competition, Advice & Litigation
Business Growth & Operation
Corporate & Internal Investigations
Employee Benefits
Entrepreneurship & Startups
Financial Institutions
Government & Regulatory Affairs
Intellectual Property
International Business & Trade
Labor & Employment
Mergers & Acquisitions
Privacy & Data Security
Real Estate
Reinsurance Litigation & Arbitration
Tax, Estate Planning & Personal Wealth
Wireless & Telecommunications

Commitment to Clients:
Porter Wright’s commitment to their clients impacts everything they do. Whether it’s introducing an entrepreneur to a contact in the financial industry or helping clients identify the right person for an important strategic position within the organization, they take client service to heart. Porter Wright can provide this level of service because it understands client business objectives, not just their legal challenges.

Industry Understanding:
The professional backgrounds of the attorneys also allow the firm to provide advice that works in today’s complex business environment. It is no longer sufficient to understand only legal issues without understanding the business context in which they occur.

Diversity & Inclusion:
The firm is home to three Employee Resource Groups: the Equality Alliance, the Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Diverse Attorney Network. These groups are voluntary, led by attorneys and employees, and foster a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with the firm's organizational mission, values, goals, business practices and objectives. Centered around shared life experiences, the groups are meant to enhance an employee’s overall acceptance, experience and success in the workplace.

Community Engagement:
Giving back and paying it forward help keep the communities in which Porter Wright practices strong and vital. It’s a simple belief that is at the core of the firm’s culture. Every year, attorneys, paralegals and staff in each of the firm’s eight offices share their time, skills and financial support where it can have the greatest impact.

The firm has offices in:
41 S. High St., Suite 2900, OH 43215
Tel: 614 227 2000 Fax: 614 227 2100

250 E. Fifth St., Suite 2200, OH 45202
Tel: 513 381 4700 Fax: 513 421 0991

950 Main Ave., Suite 500, OH 44113
Tel: 216 443 9000 Fax: 216 443 9011 

Dayton: One South Main St., Suite 1600, OH 45402
Tel: 937 449 6810 Fax: 937 449 6820

Washington, DC:
2020 K St. NW, Suite 600, DC 20006
Tel: 937 449 6810 Fax: 937 449 6820

9132 Strada Pl., Third Floor, FL 34108
Tel: 239 593 2900 Fax: 239 593 2990 

321 North Clark Street, Suite 400, IL 60654
Tel: 937 449 6810 Fax: 937 449 6820

6 PPG Place, Third Floor, PA 15222
Tel: 412 235 4500 Fax: 412 235 4510