October 1, 2009 / Press Release

Porter Wright Attorney John Monica Selected As a Contributing Editor for InterNano, National Nanomanufacturing Network

Porter Wright attorney John Monica has been selected as a new Contributing Editor for Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) and Regulation for InterNano, a full-service resource provider for the nanomanufacturing community (see www.internano.org). InterNano is a project of the National Nanomanufacturing Network, funded by the NSF Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing and supported by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

As a Contributing Editor, Mr. Monica is charged with informing InterNano readers of the latest EHS and regulatory developments in the world of nanotechnology. Relying on top experts across the country, Mr. Monica will deliver articles, commentary, and reviews on cutting-edge nanomanufacturing EHS and regulatory issues.

"I'm very happy to be working with NNN and InterNano," stated Mr. Monica. "There's a lot happening in this area, and InterNano provides a nice complement to Porter Wright's traditional focus on nano-related legal problems. Nanomanufacturing is where the rubber meets the road," he continued.

"Mr. Monica's dedication to this topical area is a welcome addition to the original content that we provide through InterNano," said Jeff Morse, Managing Director of the National Nanomanufacturing Network. "We are looking forward to further developing this category of our information services."

Mr. Monica, a partner in Porter Wright's Washington, D.C. office, chairs the firm's nationally recognized, multi-disciplinary Nanotechnology Practice Group. He has been recognized by Nanotechnology Law & Business peer-reviewed journal as one of the "Top Ten Experts" in EHS issues related to engineered nanomaterials and authored the comprehensive legal text, NANOTECHNOLOGY LAW (West 2009). An Associate Editor for Nanotechnology Law & Business, Mr. Monica also publishes Nanotechnology Law Report on the web (see www.nanolawreport.com).

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

InterNano (http://www.internano.org) supports the information needs of the nanomanufacturing community by bringing together resources about the advances in applications, devices, metrology, and materials that will facilitate the commercial development and/or marketable application of nanotechnology. InterNano both aggregates existing resources related to nanomanufacturing and creates original commentary on those resources, including news highlights, review and feature articles, and topical assessments of the current state of practice in nanomanufacturing.