National Networks
National Networks

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.

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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 (“TAG”) is the premier state, federal and international public affairs and government relations organization.  TAG’s inter-firm network of independent companies consists of the elite lobbyists, communicators and public affairs professionals in each state and country.  Our members connect directly with the client. TAG provides tailored and results-orientated solutions for government and public affairs professionals.

David Collins, Director of Rath Young and Pignatelli’s Government Relations Practice Group serves as a member of The Advocacy Group’s Board of Directors.

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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.