September 1, 2009 / Press Release

Porter Wright Attorney Dennis D. Hirsch Awarded Fulbright Senior Professorship Grant

Porter Wright is pleased to announce that Dennis D. Hirsch, Of Counsel to the firm and a professor at Capital University Law School, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Professorship Grant for research and teaching in The Netherlands. Mr. Hirsch will lecture and conduct research from January to June 2010 on comparative information privacy law at The University of Amsterdam's Institute for Information Law.

"As a firm, we strive to provide our clients with new and innovative ways of addressing legal challenges," remarked Robert W. (Buzz) Trafford, Porter Wright's Managing Partner. "Dennis' academic background and research opportunities make him a valuable resource in the emerging area of information privacy and data security. We're pleased to congratulate Dennis on the Fulbright award and look forward to learning about his research when he returns to Ohio," Trafford continued.

Mr. Hirsch's practice at Porter Wright focuses on environmental law, information privacy and data security, and appellate litigation. In addition to his work at Porter Wright, Mr. Hirsch is also a Professor of Law at Capital University Law School, where he teaches environmental law, information privacy law, property law, and appellate litigation.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the United States government's most prestigious international exchange program.