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Brett is the chair of the firm's Energy, Biotech and Emerging Business practice groups. He counsels public and private companies of all sizes through merger, acquisition, divestiture, financing and other corporate and securities transactions, facilitating growth strategies and operational objectives for clients around the world.

With the Obama administration’s recent surprise delay regarding the enforcement of the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act, our colleagues at Employee Benefits Law Report have posted a summary. Given the impact to many businesses, regardless of industry, we wanted to take a moment and share the post with you.   

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We wanted to take a moment to share the redesigned Porter Wright Technology Law Source blog with you. Technology Law Source is designed for readers to quickly and easily learn about concepts that cut across the traditional lines of intellectual property and extend to evolving technologies, as well as concerns  with privacy and data security.

Understanding rights and obligations associated with oil and gas leases can be challenging. Imprecise lease language, implied legal duties, formulaic statutes and evolving case law all affect oil and gas leases in different ways. We’ve written several articles on these topics during the past several months and have compiled them into an eBook to help

eBook: Regulatory and Environmental MattersThrough the past year, we’ve written numerous articles covering regulatory and environmental issues that affect the Ohio oil and gas industry. We compiled those articles into an eBook so businesses involved in the industry have a go-to resource on topics such as drilling permit appeals, prevailing wage law, RUMAs, waste management, emissions standards and more.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently adopted a final rule pursuant to Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) requiring resource extraction issuers (companies engaged in the development of oil, natural gas, or minerals) to disclose in an annual report information relating to any payment made by the