Member News

The Appleton Group Awarded Export Achievement Certificate

On behalf of the U.S. Commercial Service, a unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Congressman C.W. Bill Young recently presented the Export Achievement Certificate to The Appleton Group for its aggressive pursuit of challenging markets worldwide, through which the TAGLaw and TIAG networks have grown by more than 50% within the past five years.

Over the last ten years The Appleton Group has developed TAGLaw and TIAG by recruiting the most extensive and capable law and accounting firms within each firm’s respective region. The two networks span the globe with 240 firms operating out of more than 450 offices in over 80 countries. More than 9,000 professionals are available to serve the legal, business, accounting and financial needs of member-firms’ clients. One-third of the firms are in North America, another third in Europe, and the remainder in Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.

Carter Newell named as the Queensland Law Society’s Employer of Choice 2008

Carter Newell, TAGLaw's Brisbane-based member firm, has been awarded ‘Employer of Choice’ by the Queensland Law Society at the annual President’s Cocktails and Awards function in December 2008.

The firm was announced as a finalist alongside two other firms by the judging panel, which consisted of the President of the Queensland Law Society, Megan Mahon and the chair of the Society’s Equalising Opportunities in Law Committee.

In presenting the award, Megan Mahon made reference to Carter Newell’s strong values, flexible work/life balance and the firm’s long standing commitment and support of staff and in particular staff participating in the Job Placement Disability Employment Network.

“Your selection as a finalist reflected well on the hard work that you had put into your culture over the past five to ten years and your selection as the Award recipient certainly proves that the hard work was well worth it”, said Megan Mahon, Queensland Law Society President.

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Kochhar Honored

Rohit Kochhar,  Chairman and Managing Partner of TAGLaw's India member firm, has been  awarded the International Council of Jurists Award by the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Mr. Manmohan Singh for his "distinctive accomplishment in the areas of corporate law and legal entrepreneurship". The  Award was conferred on Mr. Kochhar last month in the presence of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India.

rohit1a_2.jpgThis picture shows Mr. Kochhar receiving the Award from the Honorable Prime Minister. To the left of the Prime Minister is Mr. Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, the Chief Justice of India.

The only two other awardees in the "international category" were Mr. Ram Jethmalani, Senior Advocate and former Law Minister and the current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Mr. Beverley Mclachlin (for administration of justice) whose Award was received by the Canadian High Commissioner to India, Mr. Joseph Caron.

Herrick Fires First Salvo in Madoff-related Litigation

If you haven't already seen it on the news, TAGLaw's New York City member firm, Herrick, Feinstein, is the first to begin legal proceedings against the SEC on behalf of a defrauded investor in Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme. Click here  for a link to the television coverage on CNBC, Fox News, and Fox Business Channel, and newspaper coverage in the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News. We have also published an alert for our clients and friends on using taxes to mitigate Madoff-related losses (click here), and will circulate others to the TAGLaw membership as we issue them.


Chicago, December 3, 2008 – Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP, TAGLaw's Chicago-based law firm, welcomes Joseph Folz to its Automotive practice group. 

Folz, formerly Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations, General Counsel and Secretary of Volkswagen Group of America, joins the firm Of Counsel in the Litigation department. 

Read more: Folz joins Barack Ferrazzano