This post falls into the category of shameless self-promotion . . .

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP is pleased to announce that John Monica has recently signed a contract with Law Journal Press, a division of ALM Media, Inc. to publish his new book "State and Local Regulation of Nanotechnology" — a full length treatise surveying the complete non-federal nano-regulatory landscape in the US.  The entire country will be covered by region, with special emphasis placed on California; Massachusetts; New York; Wisconsin; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Berkeley California; and other hot spots of activity.  The book is also designed to be updated periodically in order to capture the ever evolving state of nano-regulatory affairs across the country.

The state/local-specific focus of the book is a particularly good fit for ALM Media which also publishes the best-known legal journals in the country: The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, Corporate Counsel, Law Technology News, Focus Europe, Minority Law Journal, New York Law Journal, The Legal Intelligencer, Texas Lawyer, Delaware Law Weekly, Connecticut Law Tribune, Daily Report (Georgia), The Recorder (California), New Jersey Law Journal, and Daily Business Review (South Florida).

A large part of the new manuscript is complete and John hopes to finish the entire book during the first half of 2011.  The book should also provide a good topical counter-weight to "Nanotechnology Lawwhich is currently published annually by West/Thomson/Reuters and is the only full-length, comprehensive treatise on nanotechnology legal issues.