April 23, 2012 / Media Mention

Managing Partner Buzz Trafford and Porter Wright's alumni program featured in Columbus CEO

Porter Wright's Managing Partner, Buzz Trafford, was interviewed for the Columbus CEO article "Friendly Firms." The story highlights local firms who have implemented strong alumni programs to stay in touch with former colleagues.

From Columbus CEO, Jennifer Wray reporting:
"'We do our best to keep track and to stay in touch with those who formerly were with us. We hold one or two social gatherings a year to which they are invited, and they are frequently invited to our continuing legal education programs for the areas in which they may be interested.

... 'We have been pleasantly surprised and pleased by the number of our alumni who join us when have these events, who stay in touch with us,' says Buzz Trafford, managing partner of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur. There are many motivations to maintain connections with the firm alumni, he says, but one stands out. 'The most important reason is they're our friends. These are the people that we worked with. We tend not to be only colleagues at work, but friends here,' he said."