RATH, YOUNG AND PIGNATELLI participates in professional and information organizations that allow us to offer clients a readily available connection to national and international legal and political systems. Our membership in the State Capital Group and The Advocacy Group, each described below, has provided tangible benefits to our clients.
State Capital Group
State Capital Group is a seamless global network of more than 140 of the profession's preeminent independent law firms. By uniting their skills, expertise and influence, our member firms help leading and growing companies in every industry navigate a complex and ever-changing legal landscape. With local and regional experts across the globe, our independent member firms capitalize on the strength and effectiveness of our network to help their clients solve today's toughest business challenges.
Sherry Young served as chair of this organization in 2000.
Member firms of the State Capital Group practice independently and not in a relationship for the joint practice of law.
The Advocacy Group
Established in 1992, The Advocacy Group, Inc. ("TAG") was the first international public affairs and government relations corporation to provide a diverse array of professional advocacy services throughout the world. Rath Young and Pignatelli became a member of TAG in 1992.
TAG is an inter-firm network of independent companies organized as a team and focused on solving public affairs and government relations issues. TAG offers businesses and organizations skilled and reputable advice and advocacy on international, federal, state or local legislative, regulatory or political matters. The responsiveness and flexibility within TAG offers a competitive edge to companies utilizing the network.
TAG is a creative solution for businesses needing a presence in single or multiple jurisdictions, providing local expertise along with the synergy of its worldwide network. TAG has created a network of relationships that expand our reach and capability. TAG works with firms in all fifty states, Washington, D.C. and six countries. It is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with an office in Sacramento, California.
Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Inc.
The Federation of Regulatory Counsel (the "Federation") is a professional association of insurance regulatory lawyers formed for the purpose of (1) raising the standard of excellence in the practice of regulatory law, and (2) promoting the expertise and abilities of its members to their clients, the insurance industry, and to other lawyers requiring their specialized expertise.
The Federation was formed in June 1988 and publishes a quarterly newsletter of state-by-state insurance regulatory developments. The Federation also meets at NAIC meetings in June and December.
Steven Lauwers is the only member of FORC in New Hampshire.