March 29, 2013 / Press Release

Former Battelle Associate GC joins Porter Wright

Manuel brings to Porter Wright 25 years of experience as Associate General Counsel at Battelle Memorial Institute

With over 25 years of experience in employment law, contracts/transactions, and regulatory enforcement and compliance, James C. Manuel has joined Porter Wright as a partner in its Labor and Employment Department.

"Jim brings to our team an impressive, proven track record of leadership and successful corporate representation before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission," said Fred Pressley, chair of Porter Wright's Labor and Employment Department. "We are excited about the opportunity to welcome someone of his caliber, who has helped to shape and execute corporate policy at the world's largest nonprofit research and development organization."

As Assistant and then Associate General Counsel at Battelle Memorial Institute, Manuel served large government clients, multiple state clients and Fortune 500 corporations and advised the company's businesses on complex and strategic agreements including drafting, review and direct negotiations of terms.

Manuel received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and his law degree from The University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell School of Law. He is a member of the Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations.