Taft attorney Russell C. Menyhart's article “Measuring success by mission performance” was republished in the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly on Feb. 26. The article discusses House Bill 1015, which provides a special legal structure called the “benefit corporation” for mission-driven companies to incorporate in Indiana.
Menyhart is a former diplomat with extensive international experience, most recently serving as political unit chief at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai from 2011-2014. A member of Taft’s Litigation group, he assists both U.S. and foreign clients in navigating international legal issues, with a substantial portion of his practice focused on compliance with anti-corruption laws and export controls, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and other relevant laws and regulations. Menyhart is also actively involved in promoting the growth of mission-driven companies, social enterprises, and impact investing in Indiana. He advises social entrepreneurs on how legal structures, such as benefit corporations, can express and promote their values.